Had a fairly lazy day today. Had to pick my hubby up from work after getting the kids from school, because he and my daughter drove in together this morning, but I needed to go to my first Weight Watchers meeting tonight, so he had to be home to drive our daughter to dance. After picking him up I played with my son for a while, then had to go to my first WW (Weight Watchers) meeting.
At the meeting, they talked about having a limit of what’s an acceptable weight gain and what isn’t, so that you don’t let things get out of control. To have a plan, if you keep gaining and reach a certain number of pounds gained, what are you going to do about it?! Do you go back and check what you’ve tracked, to see what may be causing you to gain? Do you start measuring portions more carefully to make sure you’re tracking correctly? Were you even tracking? Etc. At the end of the meeting, all of the new members stay behind and the leader talks to you about the program. It’s changed a bit. It’s now called smart points and they calculate them a bit differently, using the protein, saturated fat and the sugar. I think it used to be the protein, fat and fibre. Apparently it’s based on the newest research and I believe it. WW is very up to date, as far as research is concerned. They don’t only focus on food though, they also take activities into account, as well as changing how you think about food. I think meeting with the dietitian my dr is setting up will still be beneficial, because they will talk about certain restrictions, etc, that are specifically related to diabetes. That’s important, because WW talks a lot about fitting all or rather, most foods, in healthy normal sized portions, into your diet. Obviously, they advise and teach about healthy foods and portions etc. But, there are some things that should be avoided with diabetes, so the dietitian should help with that. Overall, I’m feeling hopeful, motivated and ready to start. Let’s see how long that lasts!! Well, I’m off to bed. Night all! 💤😴
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