On Tuesday, August 9, I started double-tracking my foods - in Weight Watchers and in My Fitness Pal. Within the first couple of days, I realized a few things:
- I was overeating in fruit/veggies. How can one overeat in fruit/veggies? Well, it is actually pretty easy... If I was hungry (or thought I was hungry), I would go for fruit/veggies. Instead of being smart and eating 1 piece of fruit or a serving of veggies, I would go hog-wild (i.e., 5-6 clementines instead of 2-3). This adds up in a short period of time.
- I was overestimating my activity points and eating all of them. This has been a pitfall on Weight Watchers for me in the past. I guess that I feel like I earned every single one of my activity points, I should be able to eat every single one of them. Unfortunately, this isn't always true. Sometimes, it is good to leave a few extra points on the table.
- I was underestimating many of my foods, especially on the weekend. Weight Watchers gives you a lovely, wonderful little pot of weekly points (49 to be exact). Well, I was blowing the heck out of them on the weekends. I was definitely underestimating my serving sizes and points values because I would always say "I am using my weeklies for this..." I was very good about weighing my food before the half marathon and I am back to weighing again. It is amazing how deceptive your eyes can be with serving sizes!
I am 0.2 away from being out of the obese category for BMI. I would love to get down to 150, or a little less, so that I am closer to the healthy BMI category (147.6). I know that it isn't gonna be easy. I know that it is gonna be slow. But, I have worked hard and I will continue to do so until I reach my goal!