We’re ringing in the new year with a good friend, Roni from RonisWeigh. You’ll recall she recently took runner-up for Best Diet Blog and her site GreenLiteBites won Best Healthy Recipe site category in our first Diet Site Awards. Today, Roni guest blogs about what a day is life for her as a Weight Watchers follower.
Hi, my name’s Roni and I’m a Weight Watcher.
Sounds cheesy, doesn’t it?
Well, it’s true! Never in a million years would I have thought to describe myself as a member of one of the more popular weight loss plans out there. I was a serial dieter. A yo-yo’er. I conceded to the fact that I would never be happy with my body. It was just the way it was.
Then I walked through the doors of my local Weight Watchers‘ center. I was cautiously optimistic. I received all the materials, sat through my orientation and was ready to go. Each week I returned to learn a bit more while connecting with others who share the struggle of making good food choices.
From the outside we may look like freaks with our little name tags and food trackers. I mean, who really wants to go and weigh-in with a bunch of strangers week in and week out. But on the inside we are learning, finally learning, how to have a good relationship with food.
A typical day for me as a Weight Watcher is simple. I wake up. Make a good healthy breakfast and jot down in my journal what I ate. I head off to work with my light lunch and snacks. A yogurt, apple, leftovers from last night’s dinner, possibly a granola bar or a handful of nuts. After work it’s time for dinner with the family. We make whole wheat pasta with side salads or pork loin with brown rice and veggies. Our meals consist of lean protein, starch and TONS of vegetables. We always try to end dinner with fruit. Before bed I’m all about a night time snack. Some popcorn or soy crisps with bean dip are two of my favorite go-tos.
As a Weight Watcher I eat. I eat a lot. Not in one sitting and not how I used to. What I learned in those cheesy weekly meetings was balance. If my co-workers want to eat out for lunch, cool. I’ll go with a lighter dinner. Does the family want to go out for ice cream? OK, well I guess I’ll be skipping my night time snacks.
A day for a Weight Watcher is no different then a day for anyone else. Accept we are very aware of our food choices and make conscious decisions on how we want to spend our “points.”
See Roni’s explanation of a Weight Watchers’ meeting.
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January 5th, 2009