I Tried Weight Watchers For A Sixth Week & This Is What Happened

Hello and welcome to my Weight Watchers weird-food-diary. If this is your first time here, please take a gander (great word) at the entries from the past couple of weeks.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

What is evident from the past five weeks is that Weight Watchers is hard to do while remaining social. But what I found this week is that Weight Watchers is also hard to do when not being social. I guess Weight Watchers is just hard in general — especially when you’re feeling down.

Without getting into detail, these past couple of weeks have been pretty shitty for me. I’ve tried to be super positive and not let any of the negativity in my life affect my mood, but sometimes stress takes a toll on you and you can’t pretend anymore. This week, stress and negativity took a major toll on not only my mood, but also my diet. I didn’t have the energy to try or care, and at the end of the week I spiraled. And not because I socialized (I didn’t). But because I was tired.

In honor of honesty, here is week 6, even though it’s boring and sad and doesn’t include any pictures of homemade meals. Knowing that, check it out if you dare.


Day 1: Monday

730am: I woke up with a lotttt on my plate for the day, so I made an ‘energy-filled breakfast’ of Better’n Peanut Butter (3) and banana slices (0) on Udi’s toast (4).

12pm: I took a break and went out to get a skinny vanilla latte (4).

130pm: For lunch, I had a Chobani simply 100 yogurt (3) with celery (0) and Laughing Cow cheese (1).

5pm: I had carrots (0) and veggie dip (3) with string cheese (1).

8pm: For dinner, I had a baked potato (5) with Smart Balance buttery spread (2) and salt (0) on it with a piece of grilled chicken (3).

TOTAL POINTS: 29 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 0
FITPOINTS GAINED: 0 (I was in a ‘writing zone,’ so I just wrote all day… excuses, excuses)

 

Day 2: Tuesday

730am: I drove my boyfriend to work and we stopped at Starbucks before. I got a skinny vanilla latte (4). I also had a Quest bar (4) and a banana (0) before heading out the door.

1pm: For lunch, I had Starkist tuna (0) with light mayo (1) on Udi’s bread (4) with an apple (0).

3pm: Snack time. Carrots (0) and veggie dip (3) and some grapes (0).

4pm: Barre

530pm: Post-workout/Pre-dinner string cheese (1).

8pm: This was the point in the week where I started losing motivation. After a long day, I didn’t feel like doing anything – from making a decision on what to eat and making myself something to eat. I ended up having an Amy’s veggie burger (3) and then after that I had Better’n Peanut Butter (3) on 2 rice cakes (2).

9pm: I was still hungry because what I ate was kind of a joke so I had a bag of SkinnyPop (3).

TOTAL POINTS: 28 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 0
FITPOINTS GAINED: 7

 


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Day 3: Wednesday

8am: For breakfast, I had a Quest bar (4) and then drove my boyfriend to work again because I’m really nice.

830am: After driving him, I stopped at Starbucks for a skinny vanilla latte (4).

1pm: For lunch, I had Starkist tuna (0) with light mayo (1) on Udi’s bread (4) with an 100 calorie bag of SkinnyPop (3).

4pm: I had a string cheese (1), but that wasn’t enough so I ate a bunch of veggie dip (~6) with carrots.

530pm: Pure Barre.

8pm: This was a week of me totally not being in the mood for anything, so I had 4 pieces of Perdue gluten free chicken tenders (7) with some ketchup (1). My boyfriend also wasn’t home, so I had no one to cook for.

TOTAL POINTS: 30 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 0
FITPOINTS GAINED: 7

 

Day 4: Thursday

11am: I forget to eat breakfast, so I get a Venti iced skinny vanilla latte (4) and have that hold me over until lunch. I also had a photo shoot with the latte, which was fun.

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12pm: I had an ‘early lunch’ due to not having breakfast. I had Better’n Peanut Butter (3) and banana slices (0) on Udi’s bread (4).

3pm: I have a string cheese (1) before a meeting.

5pm: I eat a rice cake (1) with Better’n Peanut Butter (1). At this point, I’m still not sure what this ‘peanut butter’ tastes like and if I even like it, but I am weirdly obsessed.

6pm: Still starving and I do not feel like cooking, so while discussing what to do for dinner with my boyfriend, I eat a million chips (8) with salsa (0).

7pm: It’s kind of nice out so I go on a 2.5 mile walk with my boyfriend since I skipped barre.

830pm: My boyfriend and I get this weird turkey meatloaf dinner from Trader Joes. It was 13 points for the portion I had. It was really gross, but it was filling so that was good. I had ketchup (3) with it to keep myself from tasting what I was eating.

TOTAL POINTS: 38 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 8
FITPOINTS GAINED: 5

 

Day 5: Friday

8am: I drive my boyfriend to work again, and get a skinny vanilla iced latte (4) after because it’s nice out. Then I eat a Quest bar (4) and get to work.

12pm: I signed up for Pure Barre Platform earlier in the week, so even though I do notttt feel like doing it, I go. It’s awful but I feel pretty good after. Just like really sore.

130pm: For lunch I make that tuna sandwich I’ve been making, but on the slightly bigger Udi’s bread, so it was 6 points. With it, I have strawberries (0), an apple (0), and grapes (0).

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330pm: Midday, I have carrots (0) with veggie dip (2) and a string cheese (1).

6pm: I’m hungry, so I have a tablespoon of Better’n Peanut Butter (1). Literally, I took a tablespoon and scooped up some from the jar. Wtf.

7pm: My boyfriend and I can never decide what to do about food. So while deciding, I eat. I have a million chips (6).

830pm: We decide on pasta — The dinner is: Barilla’s gluten free penne (4 oz = 11 points) with red sauce (3) and parmesan cheese (1).

10pm: I am definitely still full, but I have SkinnyPop (3) because #dietfail.

TOTAL POINTS: 40 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 10
FITPOINTS GAINED: 16

 

Day 6: Saturday

930am: Pure Barre.

1045am: I get a skinny vanilla iced latte (3) from Starbucks after class. Then I go home and have a tiny bit of Better’n Peanut Butter (1) and banana slices (0) on Udi’s bread (5).

2pm: Since I had a late lunch, I have a Quest bar (4) and a string cheese (1).

6pm: I’m starrrrving and want dinner, but I don’t want to cook. I have a bunch of The Good Bean crispy chick peas (3) as a snack because that is literally all we have.

730pm: I cave and decide to order pizza with my boyfriend. I needed a ‘feel good food’ or else I was going to literally melt into a pile of mush. I do not know how many points it was, but 1 slice from a restaurant can be anywhere from 10 points to 20 points. That is nuts. This whole thing was amusing to me because I had planned on staying in and not drinking this weekend to be good, but I ended up staying in and eating a shit ton of pizza. Ugh.

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830pm: I had a glass of wine (4) with the pizza because it was necessary. While doing so, I learned I cannot go seven days without alcohol.

TOTAL SMARTPOINTS: 21 + pizza out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: I don’t want to know.
FITPOINTS GAINED: 7

 

Day 7: Sunday

11am: I was still extremely full from the pizza the night before, but I managed to make scrambled eggs from Egg Beaters (1) with some mozzarella cheese (1). I had it with ketchup (1).

1230pm: I get a skinny vanilla latte (3) from Starbucks.

3pm: I steal a bag of cheddar cheese popped crisps (3) from my parent’s house.

530pm: I have some cucumber slices (0) and carrots (0) with veggie dip (3). The cucumber tastes odd even though I just bought it and cut it up. Ugh why does this happen to me.

8pm: For dinner, I have a cheeseburger, without the bun (9) and a small baked potato (4) with Smart Balance buttery spread (2) and salt (0).

930pm: My boyfriend and I got this dairy free chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream at the grocery store because it said one serving was 75 calories and I was intrigued. But even though the calories were low, that one serving was 3 points. Yes – 75 calories for 3 points. Definitely not worth it, but also kind of worth it.

TOTAL SMARTPOINTS: 30 out of 30
EXTRA POINTS USED: 0
FITPOINTS GAINED: 0


So this week, I lost a total of .4 pounds. I guess that’s something! This has literally been the slowest weight loss process ever, but each week I’ve actually lost weight – whether it’s been .2 pounds or 2.6 pounds (okay, that only happened one week at the beginning). This is pretty good considering the fact that I haven’t been able to stick to the diet for seven days in a row at all during the past six weeks.

This week, beyond the fact I went way way way over my weekly points, I didn’t eat the RIGHT points. Just because you can eat whatever you want on Weight Watchers, doesn’t mean you should eat anything. I know I had some things I shouldn’t have had, but you live and you learn.

For FitPoints, I gained 42. I had a goal of 49, but my mood led me to only go to barre 4 times this week. I wish I motivated myself to go more because the class puts me in a better mood. Also, since I can’t run and don’t have a gym membership (I can’t afford anything on top of barre), it’s hard for me to be active when it’s not nice out. I mean, it’s SNOWING. It’s April. Make it stop.

This week I will try and do better, but I’m pretty nervous because I’m going away next weekend. I am hoping a trip with some of my best friends will help get my spirits back up, but at the same time, I am hoping it won’t totally destroy my diet.

I never know how to end these things. Okay bye!

Samantha Matt

Hi I’m Sam. I made this website in 2011 and it’s still going. My first book, AVERAGE IS THE NEW AWESOME, is coming out in January (you can buy it right now on Amazon or from your fave bookstore!). I like pizza, French fries, barre, spin, more pizza, more French fries, and buying clothes. Writing is fun. Follow me on twitter & Instagram at @samanthamatt1... and on this site's meme account on IG at @20somethingproblems. OKAY GREAT THANKS BYE.

1 Comment
  1. I just jumped in at your week 5 update last week, but can I just say that SIX weeks is a long time! That is awesome! No wonder it’s getting hard. I’m pretty sure that is normal! I’ve never done weight watchers in particular, but an old cube mate of mine used to do it and she would go through these same phases. And I don’t know if you work in an office, but that makes it even harder to stay on track lol. I just started beachbody (which is probably why I’m reading these posts, all these programs intrigue me) and it is hard! They use a whole different eating system, it’s more like portion control not points, but I find that it gets harder for me if I don’t switch it up. Like I try to not have the same thing for lunch everyday or I’ll end up getting pissy about it and eat something I regret. I also got a planner that I’ve been writing down my dinner ideas down for the week so I always know what I’m going to have that night. Or else trust me, I’d be eating chips and salsa every night too lol. Good luck this week!

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