4.04.2006

Since You Asked

I need to preface this by saying there are only a handful of vegetable that I truly like...carrots, potatoes, corn, green beans, peas (sometimes), onions. I can eat others...but there are some I will not eat under any circumstances (now, if it's that or starve, then I'm sure I could get over it, but I've never been in that situation so it's all speculation).

That being said...a lot of what's good for you to eat on Weight Watchers are certain kinds of veggies. There are even some "free" ones that you can mix with other foods so you have more to eat.

A friend of mine at work also doesn't like veggies (likes them even less than I do) started doing weight watchers along with his wife. His wife is actually doing the program (meetings, etc) and he was doing it to support her (he wasn't going to meetings, just keeping track of his 'points'). In 3 weeks time he lost 18lbs. That was pretty much all I needed.

My wife did it, met her lifetime goal and lost nearly 90lbs in a years time. So, I know it works. But she likes veggies. However, seeing it work for Chuck (who hates veggies), gave me hope. Those things combined with the fact that my doctor told me I needed to get on some kind of diet regimen or I was in danger of being morbidly obese (and she specifically mentioned weight watchers) all served to be the proverbial kick in the hiney.

It's actually quite simple. And it's working for me. I lost 6 lbs last week. It's just a matter of consciously tracking what you eat. And making good food choices (and if you stick to lean cuisine stuff or similar products, the choices are actually kind of easy). The points really serve as a simple indicator of whether or not you're eating the right kinds of foods. It's pretty good. And there's "flex" points that you can use in addition to your daily points, so you never really feel like you're depriving yourself of anything.

I'm not going to go into all the details of what a point is, or how many you get a day...google 'weight watchers points' and you'll get more than you ever wanted to know about it.

But I do know that it seems to be working for me. And it's actually quite a bit easier to maintain than when I was on Atkins.

6lbs down....90lbs to go.

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