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

Last Monday, I entered my second month on Weight Watchers and after going ‘kind of strong’ for four weeks, I think I needed a f*cking break.

That being said, the past seven days did not hold my proudest moments. But before I get into the problem that is alcohol, please remember how good I was during my first four weeks on Weight Watchers when I managed to lose a whopping six pounds:
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

I think I got ahead of myself when I was all like ‘OMG I CAN DIET ANDDDD HAVE A SOCIAL LIFE ANDDDDD LOSE WEIGHT AT THE SAME TIME’ because no. This week I was totally meh and I’ve got the documentation to show it.

Here’s week 5. Enjoy!

Day 1: Monday

8am: Quest bar (4) for ~protein~

12pm: Barre class.

130pm: Grabbed a grande skinny vanilla latte (4) after class. Then I went home and had Chobani simply 100 yogurt (3) with strawberries (0) and banana slices (0) in it. I also had an apple (0).

230pm: I was still hungry so I had cucumber slices (0) with light ranch veggie dip (3).

5pm: I always get hungry at this time, but it’s too early to eat/make dinner so I end up snacking. In the progression of an hour, I had a cheese stick (1), celery (0) with a wedge of laughing cow cheese (1), and 6 chips (3) with salsa (0).

8pm: For dinner, I balled out and made cheeseburgers. Mine was 8 points for the burger and 2 for the cheese, so in total it was 10 points (I had no bun of course). I also had a baked potato (5) with ‘buttery spread’ (2).

9pm: SkinnyPop (3) of course, because what is 9pm without popcorn?



Day 2: Tuesday

8am: I started the day by going to Starbucks for a latte (4). Then I came home and had cottage cheese (2) with sugar free peaches (0).

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

4pm: Pure Barre.

530pm: Before going to meet a friend for drinks, I had a Quest bar (4).

630pm: I got 2 glasses of wine that I counted for 11 points. Then my friend and I split this Fried Cauliflower appetizer which was delicious. I counted it for 4 points.

9pm: I got home late, but I was starving so I had a bag of SkinnyPop (3), 6 chips (2), and ANOTHER Quest bar (4). The F is wrong with me?
TOTAL POINTS: 39 (28 without wine!)




Day 3: Wednesday

8am: I had a banana (0) and yogurt (3) with strawberries (0) in it.


12pm: I waited until it was a decent temperature outside so I could get an iced coffee. I got a venti iced latte (3) and had a Quest bar (4) and grapes (0) for lunch.

4pm: Pure Barre.

7pm: Somehow I made it through the day without snacking. I think I was mad for what I had eaten the previous two days. For dinner, I had scrambled eggs (1 cup of Egg Beaters = 1 point) with ketchup (REAL ketchup = 2) and 2 chicken sausages (5).

TOTAL POINTS: 18 (out of 30… hmm…)


Day 4: Thursday

8am: Banana (0) and a Quest bar (4).

11am: Skinny vanilla latte (4).

1pm: I was running out of food at this point, so I had my new ‘Better’n Peanut Butter’ (2 tbsp = 3 points) on Udi’s bread (4). I’m not sure what Better’n Peanut Butter is since it’s NOT peanut butter, but I can tell it’s not better. It works though for someone who’s tryna diet.

5pm: ~SkinnyPop~ (3)

8pm: Grilled chicken (3) with Seeds of Change brown rice & quinoa (1/2 cup = 3 points). While cooking dinner, I also had carrots and veggie dip (6, I had a lot of dip, don’t hate).

FITPOINTS GAINED: 0 (Skipped the workout today. #RESTDAY)


Day 5: Friday

8am: This morning, I made Udi’s toast (4) with the Better’n Peanut Butter (2) with banana slices (0) on top! Yum! And pretty.


930am: Pure Barre.

1030am: I got a latte (4) after class.

1230pm: Quest bar (4).

3pm: I had a snack of a cheese stick (1) and carrots (0) and veggie dip (4).

7pm: For dinner, I had scrambled eggs from Egg Beaters (1) with some mozzarella cheese (1) in them with ketchup (1) and some strawberries (0) on the side.


9pm+: I went out and had a shit ton of wine for 21 points.

2am: I came home and ate 10 chips (5) with salsa (0) and a rice cake (1) with 1 tbsp of the fake peanut butter (1). I also counted all of these points at 2am and put them in my Weight Watchers app. I may have a problem, but at least I’m documenting it.

TOTAL POINTS: 50 (29 points if you don’t count the wine, which is less than my daily allowance!)
EXTRA POINTS USED: 21 (that’s literally the wine)


Day 6: Saturday

11am: I had some yogurt (3) with a banana (0).

12pm: Barre.

130pm: I got a latte (4) after class. Then I made lunch: Tuna (0) with light mayo (1) on Udi’s bread (4) with a slice of cheese (2).

3pm: Before heading out to a friend’s birthday, I had I had a rice cake (1) with 1 tbsp of fake peanut butter (1).

430pm+: At the bar, I had 3 ciders which I counted for 25 points, although I’m pretty sure they were more than that. Eek.

6pm: Everyone was ordering food left and right, so I ate the Quest bar (4) I brought with me to attempt to curb my hunger and keep me away from the devil: french fries.

830pm: I was only supposed to stay out for 2 hours because I had work to do but all of a sudden it became 830pm and now I was realllllly hungry. I got a side dish of cheesy brussels sprouts which I counted as 14 points. Eek again.

930pm: I got home and had a f*ck ton of chips for 10 points. Nom.

TOTAL SMARTPOINTS: 69 (44 without alcohol)


Day 7: Sunday

10am: I had a banana (0) before class.

1030am: Pure Barre.

12pm: I got a latte (4) after class and then made a tuna sandwich with a slice of cheese on my GF bread (7).

330pm: Went out to eat with BF’s family and ordered this spaghetti squash pasta dish (3) but I did nottttt like it so I barely touched it.

5pm: I got home and was hungry so I had a Quest bar (4) and a cheese stick (1).

9pm: I was in the ~writing zone~ so I forgot about dinner. I ended up having 2 chicken sausages (5) with some rice (3).

10pm: SkinnyPop (3)



I really f*cked up with the points this week. One day I had like half the points, but most days I went SOOO over. I also had maybe 3 days worth of points in alcohol — and I didn’t even drink that much. Points-wise I guess I drank a lot, but I wasn’t drunk or anything. If I was drinking to get drunk, I would have drank a lot more. Ugh.

For FitPoints, I gained 42. This was almost at my goal of 49, but not quite. I did go to Pure Barre 6 days this week, but I didn’t do any cardio classes or walking. Sigh.

For my weight, I didn’t lose any – but I also didn’t gain any. I’m hoping to do better this week, and stay away from the drink because not only are points from drinking a lot, but alcohol also makes me eat bad things.


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.

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