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1 Week of Weight Watcher’s Simple Start

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Soooo it has been a week since I’ve started Weight Watcher’s Simple Start program and…I’ve survived. No, I’m kidding. It really isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. The first week of any weight loss challenge can be a bit difficult because you’re telling your body, “Look. Those old habits are gone, dude. We’re on a new and healthier track.” And while you may think and feel this, your stomach may think otherwise. Your mind plays tricks on you and makes you crave the things that you really don’t need. I’ve been combating this by making sure that I have delicious eats on hand.

Simple Start rocks because well, it’s simple. You won’t starve yourself. You can’t because unlike the Weight Watchers PointPlus, points don’t matter. I find this to be extremely reassuring to those new to WW because counting can be stressful. Portion sizes don’t matter and that’s big too because worrying about portion sizes as always been an issue for me. Luckily, the Simple Start meal recipes are not only practical and delicious but they are filling! Over-indulging is difficult because I’m already eating things make me feel more satisfied quicker.

This has been working out so much better than my first attempt. I feel more motivated this time around. I did a run/walk of 5.5 miles with a friend. I walk at least a mile a day and I do workout videos at home. I’m drinking my water and making sure that I don’t deprive myself. It was particularly cold the other night so I had Esposo whip up a Weight Watchers Simple Start-friendly recipe of Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken and Kale soup.

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Chockfull of healthy proteins and fiber, 1 serving of this soup filled me up completely and the variations of flavors was just so satisfying.

My post-baby belly is gettin’ its shrink on. Of course I don’t expect any extreme changes for quite some time but the pudge isn’t as pudgy and that makes me a very happy mama. Oh! And did I mention that the recipes are all toddler-approved? When I eat at home, I usually feed her from my plate or bowl. I love that the recipes easy enough to feed a babe, but also flavorful enough to peak her interest. Granted she would rather eat scrambled eggs all day. Then again, so would I!

I’m feeling good and my body is looking good. Even after only a week, when I complete Simple Start, I’m pretty sure I am going to go along the Weight Watchers program. I am that dedicated to changes my body for the better. Check out the video I made sharing how excited I am.

Stay tuned for next week!

I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their new Simple Start plan and write about my experience.Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own.

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  • AuttyW

    I wanted to do WW, but I honestly can’t afford it.. I can’t really afford to go on any kind of a diet so it kind of stinks. Luckily, now that I’m working there isn’t so much sitting around and I’ve noticed that since I’ve started working I’m not eating as much so that’s a plus. I’m glad that your first week went really well!

    • Brittany

      Keep moving…that’s half the battle!

  • http://www.effortlesshr.com/blog/ Tanya

    That soup looks good! I’m glad its working out for you so far. I haven’t tried weight watchers before, I exercise and track calories but weight watchers seems a lot simpler.

    • Brittany

      At least you’re doing something, mama. Keep it up!

  • http://www.auniesauce.com Aunie

    that soup looks REALLY good! i could definitely give it a shot if i didn’t have to count points… that’s awesome!

    • Brittany

      ;)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com kristen @ glambunctious

    That kale soup looks FABU! I’m glad you did well your first week. You’re right, the first week is SO hard because you’re still craving the naughty foods that got you in trouble to begin with. Almost like breaking up with your “bad influence” friends, lol!

    • Brittany

      Sooooo true.