I had a very good first week on Weight Watchers and was excited to lose 3.4 pounds at the first weigh-in. The program is very healthy and, despite my big week-1 loss, I'm aiming to do it very slowly and try to adopt a true, healthy lifestyle change which will remain permanent. I have 10 pounds to lose (total) and my friend that I'm doing it with has 40 to lose, so we are in it for the long haul. I find maintenance to be the hardest part, so that will be my real area of challenge and focus after I've reached my goal.
A couple little things I'm enjoying:
:: Laying out a bunch of healthy sides at the dinner table, to be enjoyed by all and that add no points to my Weight Watchers day. I'm loving the "free" fruit element to the updated program. It really promotes healthy snacking!
:: A poached egg breakfast. The one above consists of a poached egg (2 points), a bagel thin (3 points), a teaspoon of Earth Balance (1 point) and a side of slow roasted tomatoes (0 points). I made the slow roasted tomatoes by slicing the tomatoes in half, drizzling with a tiny bit of olive oil and some basil, and roasting in the oven on its lowest setting all night. They become very dense, sweet and yummy. (I don't count the drizzle of olive oil, but I should). In lieu of a roasted tomato, I use a sliced fresh tomato. They are so good coming out of the garden right now!