I posted early in the summer about my experience so far with Weight Watchers the second time around. Yesterday, Charlotte turned 9 months and has been out as long as she was in so I wanted to give a weight watchers update at the 9-month mark.
Weight Watchers Update 9 Months
As of today, I have lost 72 of 78 lbs I gained. Yes, 78 lbs! A lot of people find that shocking but after gaining 70 lbs with Liam it’s just what my body does. I am less focused on the number right now and more about how I feel in clothes, and my overall health. I am still using the program to track my food and exercise and probably will continue for several more months. I have the kind of personality where I do better with accountability and I feel as though the app gives me that.
I feel like losing the weight was important to me to be able to be the best mom I can be for my kids. Weight gain is really hard for me emotionally and has been my entire life. One thing I really love about Weight Watchers is that I eat whatever I want and I am more conscious of my portion sizes which is the big issue for me. When I was pregnant I really lived life as a free for all with food. I am glad now I have a better handle on knowing when I am truly hungry and also eating correct portion sizes.
As far as exercise this has been MUCH different from last time as I haven’t been to the gym or done personal training since February. I have been doing a mix of walking 10K steps a day and Pure Barre on Demand.
As far as what I eat, I really eat pretty normally. I have always had oatmeal for breakfast. For lunch, I usually have chicken or turkey breast with fruit and veggies or I make a chopped salad. For dinner, we eat normal stuff: Pasta dishes, chicken dishes, lots of things with ground turkey like taco bowls, and Andrew’s pizza he makes every Friday. I also have wine and my Starbucks latte 🙂 If I want a cookie I have a cookie. I just track everything!
As I mentioned I have 6 lbs left but I feel like I am in great shape and I am really happy with my progress. Losing weight is really hard for me and something that really takes work for me. I truly find Weight Watchers motivational.
Have you ever used Weight Watchers or a similar program?
***This is NOT sponsored. I pay for Weight Watchers with my own money and always have.