A Successful Week Doing Weight Watcher’s Simple Start!

December 28, 2013

Well, it was nice to go to a meeting and see a loss for a change. AND, it’s Christmas Week! So I will do a second week of Simple Start and see how it goes. Simple Start is being officially introduced at next week’s meeting, so I’m really excited to see how Joan, my leader, presents it at the meeting and hear what she thinks of it!

I lost a pound and I feel like I ate a lot!

I worked hard on Friday to make sure I was eating only items off of the approved list for Simple Start.  I had plans with friends in the evening, and I planned on using a portion of my 49 points for drinks. The only food that I ate that was not a part of the Simple Start list, was the cheese on my salad for dinner. If I had been paying attention, I would have ordered the salad without the cheese! I was chatting when I ordered and didn’t really think of the cheese as points until just now! This not tracking everything I put in my mouth is going to be a little different!

(If you didn’t read my original post on Simple Start, you don’t have to track the foods that you eat from the approved list. If you do eat foods that are NOT on the approved list, then you do track those, and you are only allowed 49 points per week of those foods.)

I met up with some friends from High School Friday night, one of which I had NOT seen since High School! Another reason for me to love Facebook!


Thanks for planning, Girls! I had a great time!
















Simple Start

I can eat anything I want from the approved list of foods.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into for foods and beverages that are NOT on the approved list.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.


The food I ate and it’s PPV


Breakfast = Unsweetened Shredded Wheat, Nonfat Latte, Banana

Lunch = 93% Lean Ground Beef Taco Meat, Black Beans, Veggies, Salsa

Snack = Weight Watchers Smoothie with frozen Strawberries, raw veggies

Dinner = Salad with Grilled Chicken, Egg, Cheese, Veggies and Salsa

Foods NOT on the Simple Start Approved List = Cheese on my salad, Wine, Beer (20)


Exercise = 30 minute walk

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

 Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 2

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 29



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