I am still sick, can you believe that?! But I am functioning now and I have even been back to the gym a few times for some light exercise.
While I was sick I thought a lot about getting back on track with my eating. I am tired of trying to eat *right* and eat the *right* things. It is just exhausting. I decided to go back to counting points with Weight Watchers, which I haven't done in years. In my past experience eating *right* comes naturally when I try to make my points stretch.
A little history of me and WW: Let's see, about 17(!) years ago I joined WW for the first time when the point system first came out. I think it was the 123 program. I was very successful with that program losing over 40+ pounds in just a few months. I was so close to goal that I could taste it! Then I found out I was pregnant, although I only gained 16 pounds with that pregnancy, it was a struggle to get back on WW. They kept changing the program, making it *better*, but I still preferred the first program. Plus I had more babies after that, and with breastfeeding, my body went through a lot of changes. I joined WW multiple times after I was done having babies and it just never stuck. I could never find that success that I had the first time around.
But I have always liked WW, I do think it is a healthy way to eat. I could just never afford it again. within the last couple of weeks I would peruse the WW website looking to see if they were having a *sale* on the web program. But the cheapest I could find it was $60 for three months, which is still too much for me.
Just a couple of days ago my friend told me that she is using an app for her phone that counts WW points and was only $1.99/one time charge. So I bought that, what a great savings!
So today starts my journey back to counting points. I get a measly 26 points a day, plus 48 weekly points, and I plan on earning a few points from exercise. I plan on using every last point.
I have also joined a couple of online and facebook WW support groups, and those groups have been very helpful and supportive. I am excited about getting back to my weight loss roots :).