Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Weight Watchers and Comment Contest

Like many other moms out there, I have struggled with what we sighingly call "leftover baby weight" ever since I had my last child.

My "baby" is going to be seven years old this month.

Four years ago I lost most of the extra weight, but slowly it crept back with a vengenance, nearly doubling. This summer I refused to buy another pair of pants in a larger size, so I signed up for the Weight Watchers program conveniently offered at my employer. Like everything else in life, it's a conscious daily decision to change my habits and change my lifestyle.

It shouldn't come as any surprise, but Weight Watchers works. After 8 weeks on the program, my pants that were too tight are now baggy in some places and loose around the waist. Even though I walked around the first week hungry all the time, I committed to the program and during the second week something in my body adjusted to eating fewer calories.

I'm not going to detail the entire Weight Watchers program and their points system here, but if you're familiar with it, you know that foods are assigned points and you are allowed to eat X number of points each day.

This brings me to our first ever comments contest. We know that our friends are reading along now and then, and we really enjoy sharing our thoughts with you.

Any person that leaves a comment on this post between now and Sunday, August 9, will be entered into a drawing for a brand new, in the box, Weight Watchers points clicker that fits on your keychain.

The comment can be anything from sharing a tip about your own healthy lifestyle to a simple "Hi."

We're looking forward to hearing from you.


  1. Just want to share one of my favorite recipes! I have a huge sweet tooth. I like the individual serving. That way I won't eat the whole pan.

    Barb in Nebraska

    No-Pudge Brownies at home
    Serves 12
    Points per serving 2

    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 Tbsp Corn Starch
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp table salt
    1 1/4 cup sugar
    2/3 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

    When ready to bake mix all ingredients together. Bake in 8x8 pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Top with FF Cool Whip.

    Individual Serving Method:
    2 TBS Cocoa Mix
    1 Tbsp Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt
    Stir together until glossy; cook 1 minute in microwave. Top with FF Cool Whip 2 points

  2. Hi.

    Actually, I have been working at some serious weight loss and have managed to lose 40 pounds by changing my eating habits. Feeling great, looking good, and scared to death about keeping it off.

  3. I began WW in 2005 lost 100 lbs. However, after my hysterectomy I have gained 20 lbs. I am dedicated to losing that old 20 and another 20. Exercising is a big part of weight loss for me -- unfortunately right now I have to exercise indoors -- August along the Texas Gulf Coast is horrible.

  4. I love Weight Watchers! I have been a lifetime member since 2002 when I lost 25 pounds. I've been free status for 8 months now, which is the longest I have ever maintained free status. I know you will have lots of success and know that we are with you all along the way. :)


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