Her.ie girls Amy and Patricia are in the final week of their Weight Watchers challenge. With only one more weigh-in left to go, the girls have already reached goals, dropped dress sizes and learned a lot about their eating habits.
In this entry, the girls are talking about stretching their ProPoints, continuing with their healthy new lifestyles and feeling the benefits of some extra exercise.
Twice a week, Amy and Patricia will be giving an in depth look at what it’s really like to live life while following the Weight Watchers plan. To keep up with the girls’ journey make sure you check out their previous diary entry by clicking here.
Name: Amy Wall
Meeting: Carmelite Community Centre Whitefriar, 56 Auinger St., Dublin, Dublin 2
Starting Weight: 11 stone 9lbs
Current Weight: 10 stone 11.5lbs
I can’t believe we’re into the final week of our Weight Watchers challenge already. It doesn’t seem like three months have passed since myself and Patricia walked into our first meeting. It’s actually a bit scary how quickly the time has gone.
Over the past twelve weeks, I’ve learned a lot about myself and my eating habits. Weight Watchers has definitely opened my eyes and, as I’ve said before, I fully intend on continuing with the ProPoints programme until I finally reach my goal weight and get my gold membership card.
I’ll admit that I did have a few wobbles over the weekend but it’s hard when you’re away and you’re eating out. That being said, the fine weather did motivate me to get out and about and I’ve been hitting the gym with a vengeance.
I’m finding the Weight Watchers pedometer to be an invaluable tool. Seeing how many steps I’ve taken and how many Activity ProPoints I’ve clocked up is an amazing motivator. It encourages me to push myself that little bit further.
And you know what? I’m actually enjoying the exercise! This is something I never thought I’d say, but it’s made a real difference to my energy levels and my mood. It really is great.
I’ll be honest and say that I’m not expecting to see a minus on the scales for my final weigh-in. But, with that being said, the past twelve weeks have only been a small part of my overall jouney. I know that I’ll get there eventually because the plan does work.
I’ve been so busy the past few weeks and I have struggled trying to fit the plan around social events, birthdays and other things. But thankfully my life is set to be relatively calm over the next few weeks, so I’m hoping I can get back on track and get off the few pesky pounds that I put on towards the end of the challenge.
It’s been a great experience so far and I’m looking forward to continuing it well into the future (blog on Her.ie or no blog on Her.ie!).
Name: Patricia Murphy
Meeting: Carmelite Community Centre, Whitefriar, 56. Aungier St. Dublin, Dublin 2
Starting Weight: 14 stone 11lbs
Current weight: 13 stone 13.5 lbs
It’s the last week of this Weight Watchers challenge and I’m happy with what I have achieved over the past twelve weeks. Although this is the last week Amy and I will be writing about our experience I for one am determined to keep going with this programme.
It was stressed in the beginning that Weight Watchers isn’t a quick fix but a permanent lifestyle change and I really intend to continue keeping a close eye on ProPoints.
Over all, the experience has made me more aware of what I am eating. For example, I really think twice about picking up a Cadbury’s Cream Egg in my shopping basket after finding out there are six ProPoints in something that could be gone in little more than a bite.
I’ve also made small changes that have become part of my routine. I always make time for breakfast now when before I was often a skipper and there is always something healthy in my fridge or in my freezer to satisfy me on those days when I’m unmotivated and lazy.
This weekend, I made the Weight Watchers lasagna with wholewheat pasta sheets and it was really delicious. It made four portions so it lasted two dinner times for us. I made sure to pack it to the brim with vegetables and even added butternut squash to the mince and the end result was really enjoyable with a topping of rocket. I love sharing recipe ideas with other members and I feel that it changing it up really keeps you interested and motivated.
This week is our last scary weigh-in to report online and I’m feeling good about it. At the end of the day I’m feeling much better about myself than I felt twelve weeks ago and I’m proud of myself.