Well, it’s been another week of being on the Weight Watchers plan, and each week is proving to be easier to eat better as my habits change. Last week’s plan was to lower the number of weekly Smart Points I used and to halt the Matcha tea that I was drinking daily. I also planned to step up my exercise a bit to increase my overall pound shed.
What happened was really surprising.
First, I have to be honest. I wasn’t exactly true to the exercising part. I didn’t rack in nearly as many fit points as I had the week before. I think, in total, I only earned about 7 fit points of my 23.
What I can see from this is that not doing a consistent exercise routine actually gave me a bit of a chance to see how the Matcha actually fits into my personal plan. I don’t really hang onto the claims about Matcha being this great weight loss agent, but I stopped it last week and gained a pound. Could it be possible that the Matcha actually did help with my weight loss?
In order to find the answer to that, I’d have to try it again earning the same number of Fit Points as I did last week, doing the same activities. First, though, I want to, briefly, talk about what I did last week (at least for the most part).
What I did.
I eliminated the Matcha. I was drinking a cup a day, mostly for the health benefits.
I only used two of my weekly Smart Points, and I found that I was able to get by without using them even with all of the food we had during our Easter grilling. I simply munched on fruit for breakfast and snacks during the week. My lunches were very light (around 5 points) and then my larger meal was saved for dinners with the family.
So, what were the results?
I gained a pound. Seriously. I was completely shocked. I looked back at my journal and even with the healthier eating changes and using fewer smart points, there was a pound gained.
So now that I’m officially in reverse, I need to shift gears. Exercising is definitely going to help with the pound shed. I know that’s a safe bet, but my thought now is that the green tea may, actually, have aided a little in the weight loss during weeks two and three.
What I Plan To Do.
This week, I’m not taking any chances. I’d love to mess around and see if the Matcha works without the exercising, but I’m more anxious to get this extra pound (plus at least two additional) off.
The plan for this week is to drink the Matcha once a day followed by upping my water intake, another thing I’m not so good with. I don’t drink nearly as much as I should (maybe three cups daily).
I’m also going to get the exercising back in gear again. Exercising does not come easy for me. I just don’t like thinking about having to do it. So, with this overall mindset, I know that getting back into the swing of things is going to be challenging.
That’s why my weight loss motivation is going to include treating myself to a new pair of jeans when I’ve finally hit my 10 lb marker.
Hopefully I’ll have a stellar report for next week. I just hope I’m at least three pounds lighter by the time of next week’s report.