Today, however, I took a massive gulp, grew a pair, made the leap and re-joined WW....and as a result was forced to weigh myself. As I stood on the scale I stared at the ceiling afraid to look down as I was totally convinced that instead of a number the scale would read "YOU'RE A WHALE!" Once I finally got the courage to look down, I immediately screamed, jumped off and did the most hideous of happy dances. I was absolutely tickled pink to find that some way, some how, I've only gained a total of 3 lbs over the past 6 months. HALLE-FRICKEN-LUJAH! I once read that Weight Watchers helps you to lose weight slowly, which experts claim is the most healthy way to do it, and because you lose it slowly, you're more likely to keep the weight off. I also read that while on WW you subconsciously learn to pick foods that are better for you as you become accustomed to wanting to eat those that have the smallest point value. In essence, you train yourself to eat better/smaller portions. I know I've been an oinker over Christmas, but the only way I can account for not having gained a ton is that this must, in some way, be true. Even when I wasn't on my diet I always kept in mind what foods were no points, and what foods were so calorific that they would have used up my entire daily point allowance in one day (things like Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo...MMMMMM). (Don't worry, I'm not a consultant for Weight Watchers, and this isn't some kind of a pitch to get you to join too). Another thing that must have been in my favor is that I'm not a big meat eater, and I LOVE vegetables and fruits. I'm in no way a vegetarian (although I could be quite easily, if it weren't for bacon) but if you gave me the choice of a grilled 12 oz sirloin steak or a bowl of veggie stir fry with basmati rice, I'd chose the stir fry EVERY time. Other than chicken, occasionally ham and of course bacon, I don't really eat meat. Carl always picks on me, but whose laughing now ;)
Another tool I love is the Pizza cheat sheet. It's so fun to sit there and drag different toppings to your slice of cheese pizza in order to determine the point value. Not gonna lie, I've sat and played on this even on days where pizza wasn't on the menu. The cocktail Cheat Sheet is also good fun - you get your own virtual bar tended haha! What a sad life I must lead if simple things like this amuse me, eh?