Wednesday, March 5, 2008

minus 1.4

woohoo, i'm truckin'! hopefully i can keep it up. i'm sure my progress will slow down sooner or later, but for now, i better enjoy it. by the way, i seriously LOVE weightwatchers. after i had my second kiddo, i was trying to lose weight on the sonoma diet and train for a marathon at the same time and i was ALWAYS tired. no energy. but i think it was because i wasn't eating enough calories. while the sonoma diet was fabulous for helping me to eat better (it taught me the importance of whole foods and veggies and it gave me lots of yummy recipes), i could never figure out a good balance of how much to eat. i'd either eat not enough which equaled no energy or i ended up eating too much and didn't lose any weight. with weightwatchers you have a daily points target to aim for, but when you exercise you earn extra points. i ALMOST ALWAYS use up my activity points that i earn from exercising, which, i think, has been the key for me to having enough energy for my marathon training and to keep losing weight at the same time. okay, i'm done with my shameless plug now.

4 comments:

RunnerGirl said...

I don't do Weight Watchers, but I always think its cool (and convenient) how all the places I eat have the "WW points" listed for their foods!

ThickChick said...

Glad you found something that works well for you! I like the simplicity of WW, but find the plan does some crazy things to my brain. I DO know that it works for A LOT of people and think it's fantastic that you've found what works best for you!

Congrats on your training progress!

Glam said...

I'm glad you found something that works for you. That's the most important thing above all else.

Glad you're joining the challenge! The more the merrier!

Anonymous said...

I'm a nutrition guru and I think you should stop looking at the scale. As you build muscle and lose fat at the same time, the scale isn't going to budge much because you are replacing fat with muscle. Just eat well and exercise and your body will adapt to it's natural healthy body weight, and let's be honest after having 2 babies your body changes. Just do your best and don't focus on a number, focus on what your body feels like. You sound like you are in stellar shape (you run freakin marathons!) so don't worry about the number the scale gives you.