Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekly Weight Watchers Update and Giveaway!

It has been five weeks since I joined Weight Watchers.

The time is flying by! Today was my sixth weigh in. I reached a goal, I have now officially lost 5% of my body weight. This week I lost another 2.2 pounds. My total weight loss in the past six weeks is 10.4 pounds.


The "experts" tell me there are many benefits to losing 5% of your body weight. Here is what they tell me..

1.  You feel better {Which is true, I do feel better!}
2. 5% is enough to reduce the likelihood of Type 2 Diabetes.
3. Lower blood pressure {this one I don't have to worry about, God has given me low blood pressure}.
4. Lower cholesterol.
5. Breathing gets easier.
6. Sleep better.
7. Improves mobility.
8. Reduces the risk of certain cancers.

The last one, number 7, that is the reason I am on this weight loss journey. Sure, I want to look better. Maybe wear a swimsuit that comes in two pieces. But the honest, down and dirty reason is that I want to be healthier. I want to lower my cancer risks factors.

Why do I love Weight Watchers? This week that I lost 2.2 pounds I ate: Costco cake, had barbecue, drank a beer, had frozen yogurt, and had chicken salad sandwiches. I can eat anything I like, in moderation, and still lose weight. I am not depriving myself of carbs. I am not living on bacon. I am not eating veggies only. I am not living on 500 calories a week and taking pregnancy hormones. I am eating food, just like I am going to do every day until I am no longer on this earth. However, I am learning portion control all over again.

Speaking of portion control, I picked up these cool new stainless steel ladles from Weight Watchers today. Why are they cool? Well, they are portioned control. There are three of them: 1 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup. With these ladles in your kitchen you will no longer have to worry about how much pasta salad you put on your plate, or how much dip you piled on those veggies.


The other cool thing? I picked up two sets of ladles. One for me and one for a lucky winner! I am going to give away a set of these cool Easy Measure Serving Sets from Weight Watchers {these sale on Amazon for $45.00}.

 In order to be entered into the giveaway you simply do the following three things:

1. Follow this blog.
2. "Like" my Facebook page. You can find me here: It's My Life on Facebook
3. Come back here and leave me a comment to let me know that you did the first two and let me know what you do to maintain portion control.

I will select the winner next Friday, July 6, 2012.

Good Luck to YOU!!

4 comments:

  1. Pam, Hey there liked your blog and your contest, How do I maintain portion control, I DO NOT and that is why I want to win! If eating out and food is put before me then must eat it all since I am paying for it in more ways than one! At home a little of this and a little of that adds up to too much of everything, so there is the need! You have made me think about Weight Watchers again you are doing so good keep it up!
    Missed you at Freeze Week it made me want to eat and drink way more than I needed. Happy 4th of July. Kay

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  2. I struggle with portion control, too, Kay!

    Last night I went hog wild eating cheeseburger mac with second helpings. I was ravenous! I set myself up for this though by skipping breakfast, eating a really small lunch, a snack of pistachios, then felt crazy hungry by the time dinner was ready! I find when I eat breakfast and lunch, or graze through the day, I do much better with my portions at night. Best of luck!!

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  3. Pam! Done! I already follow your blog and I liked your Facebook page! :)
    PORTION CONTROL??? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?? I obviously need help in that area.

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  4. I liked your facebook page and follow your blog. I am using a smaller plate to try and knock down portions.

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