I signed up yesterday but today I've really been trying to figure things out. Initially, I thought I'd go for the online only program but I think I will also go to meetings at least for the first few months. So many folks have had positive things to say about the program and since I'm very ready to drop the weight, I'm excited to really get into it.
Today, I had 28 points to use. I entered all the food I ate (and will eat today) and ended up with 32.5 points which means I went over. I entered all the food I will eat tomorrow and have 2.5 points left over if I stick to it. I think it's really helpful for me to think about everything I put in my mouth. Today, I was about to polish off the last of the kids' lunch and I immediately thought, "How many points would this be?" and since I a) didn't want to be bothered looking up the points and b) knew I was over already, I passed. Accountability, for me, is good.
I will say though, that it feels a little limiting but apparently, thats what I need. I am really surprised at how much extra stuff I put in my mouth that's not a meal but since it's there, I put it in my mouth. I'm looking forward to when I would have totally changed how I eat.
My current weight is 158 pounds. My ultimate goal is to reach and maintain 130 pounds. Right now, that's kind of lofty so my first goal is to go down to 150.1 pounds.
Luckily, my tea is only 1 point. Since it's so cold, I've been having 2 to 3 cups a day. That my be where tomorrow's leftover points go.
So I've started to work on one of 2010 goals already. I think that's a good sign.