Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bit the Weight Watchers Bullet

Well...I finally just went ahead and shelled out the money to join Weight Watchers officially.  I really want to get this weight off and see if I have less problems with my joints and if this plantar issue I have going on will clear up.  I signed up for the Online Plus program since I really don't want to add another evening away into my schedule.  I poked around the website and watched some of their videos but haven't really explored much further than that.  I was an online member years ago when they had the option to add the online option to your regular meeting membership.  One big thing I notice since that time is that the discussion boards are gone and have been replaced with their Connect part of the app.  I'm sort of missing the discussion board but I'll give it a few more days of trying to figure things out with the app before I put forth a final opinion.  I can always become more active on the WW boards on 3FatChicks.

I do like the way you log your food and since I have an AppleWatch I am able to link my steps directly with the app to get my FitPoints.  I have also linked my Withings scale so that will feed right in to the app as well.  I'm still exploring the website so I can't say 100% how it stacks up against iTrackBites (which is what I've been using to track my food) but I'm hoping that since it costs considerably more I will find some value for that money.  So far the items I've tracked have come up nearly identical on the WW app but it is much easier to use and search for items.  I also like that I can put information on either my computer or the iPhone app and it will sync to both places.  I did figure out that to get my steps to sync I have to do that on the app.

One thing I wasn't able to find was the weight chart.  I think I know what I want to weigh but I was curious how it lined up with their official chart.  I did a google search and found one on a third party site that stated it was the WW chart.  Looks like my range is 123-160.  My ultimate goal is to get into the 150's so I guess I'm shooting about right. get some easy to grab snacks ready.  Our kitchen reno starts next week so between eating out and not having ready access to proper food I'm going to have to be careful!  I'll have access to the fridge and we are going to pick up a small microwave this weekend so we can heat up things.  I'm going to do some searching over the next few days for foods that will help during this difficult time.  Leave it to me to start something like this during a time like this!!

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