So Far So Good!

I started my weight loss weigh-ins over AGAIN on the sidebar...hopefully this will be the last time.

Since re-starting Points Plus on Thursday, I'm 3 full days in and have been doing great!!  Today will be a huge test going to Sunday dinner at my parents....but I think I can handle it.  For some reason my mind is totally back in control and that's basically where it all starts!

Saturdays are a day out with CC and that involves eating out breakfast and lunch.  We had decided on Thursday we'd pack our lunches.  CC was sick on Friday and when I contacted her on Saturday morning to see if she was well enough to still go shopping; she indicated she was but due to being sick hadn't been to the store and therefore couldn't pack lunch.

Though I do prefer eating out over packing (who doesn't); I just wanted to really keep going with PP, so I told her I could make her a sandwich and gave her options on what I had.  She agreed.  We ate the sandwiches on the way to the movies, had popcorn there and a WW snack bar.

Yes, the popcorn threw us over in points, but I took it from the weeklies and moved on!  And the popcorn has been the only over the top thing I've ate and really, popcorn isn't that bad for you.

On PP the activity points accumulate more slowly, but I've been averaging abut 2 a day.  Back when PP was the WW program; our group did a 5K together to earn the 5K charm.  Most of us had the PP pedometer that WW sold that counted your steps and converted them to points for you....imagine our surprise that after walking 5 K (3.2 miles), we had only earned 2 pp!!!  Almost wasn't worth it!  Anyway, I've always figured that 1.5 miles = 1 pp.  So that's how I track it.

Since I'm not doing the current program you may be wondering how I am tracking....nope, I'm not using pen and paper...I'm using one of the many "unofficial" apps out there.

The one I'm using is itrackbites.  It's available for both android and iPhone users.  There is a cost for the app and they have additional options you can add at additional costs.  I happened to get mine for android at a time when they just got done a huge update and therefore got everything for a discounted price.  What your cost will be will depend on what you want to add but you can get by with just the basic.  You can do bites classic (the original old WW points system), bites plus (the Points Plus program), smart bites (the Smart Points program) or count calories.

CC uses Ultimate Value Diary.  Another really good app that I used before itrackbites did their android upgrade.   Again, there's a cost but a minimal one there is a very minimal option cost as well. It's been a while since I used it, but I do believe you can do any of the programs on it; Smart Points may require the option, but I don't know for sure.  Also available for both android and iPhone.

Another more basic option is WW Diary.  Only available for android, it replaces the paper tracker.  I suggest you already know the program and I believe you can do any of the programs on it as well.  I used this program for a long time when I first quit WW.

Go here:  Unofficially Weight Watchers to see my past posts on these 3 apps.