After a week on my own, I decided to re-join Weight Watchers on Saturday.
I had a lot of success with WW back in 2011-2012 before hiring my trainer and getting serious about counting calories and macros.
I thought I would be able to jump back in with the planning and tracking calories / macros but it has been too much work to keep track online, and at the end I would slack and keep a bit of a running tally in my head instead...NOT POSSIBLE any longer, something to do with sleep deprivation and working at my crazy job maybe!?
Anyway, I like the simplicity of the Points Plus system - it's easier to make quick decisions (oh boy, 12 points for ice cream? no thanks), the meetings were a great way to refocus for the week, and the weekly weigh-in sure helped keep me accountable.
I was really surprised that I get 14 extra daily points for exclusively breastfeeding. I will be surprised if I can actually eat that much every day and still lose. This week, I will try the full daily points including the BF points, and maybe tweak next week depending on my results. And, not sure if I will be eating the weekly points or not (we will see).
My weigh in day is Saturday right now. I may go back to the Thursday night meetings but I hate to be away from Ethan more than I have to. But our weekends are pretty sacred, and come fall, we will be CAMPING again. I guess I could bring him along to Thursday nights...we're done by 6:30 so would still have plenty of time to get ready for bed.
So, we will see how it goes. If I track and plan, it will work. It did before and it will again. And I'm committed to becoming a healthier mommy!