Track A Lot & It Shows

… especially on the scale.

Sound familiar? It should. Last week’s weigh-in result post, “Slack Off & It Shows“, talked about the breaks we’ve been taking. Not just from tracking or exercising, but from making healthy choices. One of the absolute best things about tracking is that it gives you an opportunity to be honest with yourself. No one else looks at your tracker. You don’t have to admit your choices to anyone else. But by writing it down, you are acknowledging that yes, you did in fact steal a bite of fettucine alfredo from your husband’s plate.

And it’s ok… as long as you track it.

When we took our Holiday Hiatus this year, it was never our intention to make any bad choices except to not track. That was a very bad move. Tracking is one of the things that makes Weight Watchers one of the most successful long-term weightloss programs simply because it makes you be accountable to yourself if nothing else. With today’s technology tracking is simpler than ever, no matter if you’re a Weight Watchers member or not. Jason has just posted an updated reference for applications for smart phones that can assist you in tracking what you eat.

At last week’s Weight Watcher meeting we were challenged to track 100% and I did. You know what? That scale at the meeting last night sure could tell the difference!

  • Jason – 5.0
  • Jenny – 4.2

Going the right direction again and it feels fabulous. I’m going to track my way to a slimmer me.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina King
    Feb 12, 2013 @ 15:54:43

    I am new online but my husband and I want to sign up for weight watchers online as a couple to track our points and pay one bill out of our account every month. could someone please explain how this can be accomplished? If I can at all or we have to sign up on different accounts… Thank You,


    • fynralyl
      Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:42:09

      Sorry for the delayed response. You and your husband will need to sign up separately so that you can each track using the eTools. Also, your daily targets will be calculated differently. We signed up for our monthly passes on the same day though, so they always come out of our account on the same day. There are just two charges instead of one. Hope this helps!


  2. Psynister
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:00:06

    It’s certainly possible for a single account to work for multiple people, but it’s a bit of a pain.

    In order to do it correctly, you’re going to have to change your personal settings back and forth every week in order to calculate your points values for the week. It’s going to be a pain, but it is technically possible.

    The difference in your and your husband’s weight is something you’ll need to keep in mind as well. As a male, he’s going to get more daily points by default just because of the differences in your bodies. If he also weighs more than you, then he’s going to have even more points on top of the ones he already has. If he weighs less than you, then you might have roughly the same amount of points if the difference is significant.

    The main reason why you want to get accurate points values for both of you is that under eating can be just as bad for you as over eating. So if he just follows your daily points targets all the time, he’s going to get results to start with (just like starving yourself would), but eventually it’s going to catch up with him.

    Optimally, you want two accounts. If you can’t get the two accounts for whatever reason, then it’s still possible to calculate everything and run it for two different people, it’s just a pain to constantly change everything.

    [UPDATE: The more I think about it, the more I think it might not be possible to change gender in your settings every week…that’s going to really throw things off for you. If you can’t accurately get his points every week, he’s going to struggle.]


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