Hey there! I just love the work you do to help people realize their dreams are possible. I appreciate how real you are about this journey. Congrats on your 1/2 marathon too!
I have a question about points and exercise. I am 5’7″ and this morning the scale said 196.7. I have completed week 4 of the couch to 5K program this morning. On the days that I don’t do couch to 5K I am doing Jillian Michals 30 Day Shred video and 20-30 minutes on the elliptical. I have only seen about 2 pounds of weight loss. I am following WW by myself, I’ve done meetings and online before but I’m a mostly stay at home mom (I work one weekend a month as a social worker at a hospital) so I cannot afford to pay right now. I have been giving myself 27 points per day. I am getting SO frustrated to be exercising SO much and not seeing significant weight loss…do you think my points are too much, too little? Advice appreciated.
WOW you are really attacking the exercise front, aren’t you? Awesome!
One thing you need to take into account is that you are building some major muscle. That’s good. When you are working out like that sometimes the scale will not be your friend. But that’s ok! What’s your goal? is it to reach some stupid number on the scale? or is it to look and feel your best?
I only ask because sometimes I think we let the pursuit of that number actually hurt our efforts. Remember it’s about focusing on the change and not the result (sorry, I could help myself since I just psoted that quote. ;)
That being said I think 27 points may be too little. Although, it may be a good guide to help you stay accountable don’t stress too much if you feel the need to add a point or two here and then. I’m not a dietitian, a Weight Watchers leader, or even a trainer so take my advice with a grain of salt.
A few things to thinks about… Are you keeping a food journal? Drinking enough water? What are you eating? Are you following the healthy Guidelines? Those are just a few things I can think of off the top of my head but I’m sure others will chime in with some advice as well.
What do you guys think? Is Elizabeth eating too little?