Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still Losing Weight And Thinking About Switching To Simply Filling

Slowly but surely.  I haven't caught back up to where I was before I had my brief backsliding period yet, but I'm almost there.  I lost 1.4 lbs this week for a total loss so far of 12.8 lbs.  I have to lose 2.2 more lbs before I can get my 15 lb reward!  I'm guessing it will take two more weeks.

I'm thinking about switching to Simply Filling from the Flex Plan.  It would make tracking easier, and I'm still struggling with tracking.  But I'm scared to only have 35 points (plus activity points) for non-core foods.  Maybe I'll do Flex this week and see how many Filling Foods I can incorporate, and see how many points I use on non-Filling Foods.

For those of you not on Weight Watchers, on the Simply Filling plan you don't have to count the points of certain foods you eat; you just eat them to satisfaction without becoming overfull.  These include fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meats.  There are a few rules but it's really not complicated at all.  Then if you eat something not on the list, you count the points for that and use your Weekly Allowance of 35 points.  Or use activity points, if you earn them.  But the pitfall I keep going back to is if you decide to have a meal of several items not on the list, then you might use up all your Weekly Points at once. 


Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

Hmmm, tough decision. For me it would depend on what exactly is on that 'simply filling' list. :)

Is this something you can try for a couple of weeks and then switch back, or do you have to commit to it for a certain period of time?

Cammy@TippyToeDiet said...

Eeek! I forgot to congratulate you on a loss week! [senior moment] Anyway, I'm very glad the scale went your way this week!

Corletta said...

Hmmm...don't know a thing about WW, but I know for a FACT that you will see a gain if you do not limit your grains and fruits. Lots of sugar...natural, but sugar nonetheless.

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Weigh it out. Try it. Do what works for you and feels healthy to your body.

The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

Funny you mentioned this Liz. I have been tracking my points on instead of in my journal and found that I was eating more filling foods than I thought I was!

It actually might be easier than you think! You can still "track your points" if you are unsure. :)

Congrats on your loss for the week!!


Agnes said...

Where is the picture? You promised right? :-D
I know very little about WW so I am not gonna say anything. Except, good luck Liz ;-D

Shelby said...

Congrats on being just about back to where you were. It is maddening to have to redo that which we've already done. I had a bad November and December and spent January just getting back to where I should have been if I hadn't screwed up.

I have no idea on the WW options, no good advice to give.

If you can try the Simply Filling with the option to switch back if you need to, that seems reasonable but, again, I'm a Weight Watchers idiot.

liz said...

@ cammy, yes, you can switch, but i think you're supposed to do a whole week of either plan before switching. that's not bad. and thanks!

@corletta, good thing to keep in mind. any healthy plan can be ruined if your intentions are to find ways to eat the wrong things.

@journey, chubbygirldiaries and shelby, i think that's what i'm going to do, try it out and see how it goes.

@agnes, lol! i'm losing 2.2 more lbs first :)

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Congrats on the loss! :)