This week I decided to try and journal the week on my blog post to keep me more accountable. First of all, the weigh-in and meeting went well. I weighed in and lost 1.0 pounds. After a week where tracking had been spotty and I worried I hadn't exercised like I should, I was very pleased.
The meeting was "The Great Plate" meeting where they go over how many points certain things are at Thanksgiving. My beloved slice of pumpkin pie with 2 Tbsp whipped topping is 14 points. So...I'm going to plan around that because I really want that pie!! The tip I took away from the meeting was that I shouldn't take a bite of something just to try everything. And if I don't really like it, don't eat it. Spend my points eating things I will enjoy and I won't get needless points from dishes that aren't really my favorite. I'm hoping for a weight loss the week after Thanksgiving -- I know I can do it!!
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Thursday's food choices were good. I had a banana for breakfast and brought a big container of lettuce and cucumber for lunch. I added from the cafeteria salad bar -- green olives, a few cherry tomatoes, a boiled egg, some feta cheese and dressing. I also drank a Diet Coke with lunch. My snack was 15 of the Baked! Lays crisps (3 points!). I also got some exercise in while Dani was at swim practice -- I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then rowed 1000 m on the erg (that's a rowing machine). After that, I ate some plain greek yogurt with raspberries, a couple slices of pizza (total 8 points on that) and a Smart Ones Breakfast sandwich. I was kind of throwing it together since it was late.
Friday wasn't too bad, either. I got 30 minutes on a stationary bike over lunch and Subway for lunch (after a Smart Ones breakfast entree). I took Dani to swim practice and had a late supper. Saturday was a bad bad day food-wise. Craig made me a breakfast sandwich, then I had lots of movie popcorn when I took Sarah to see Catching Fire. and Saturday night....oh my! When I tracked it finally on Monday night, I was floored at the number of points. yikes! Sunday wasn't as bad, but it wasn't really great either.
Monday, I was back on track...both with food choices and tracking! I also got to Crossfit that eveing. On Tuesday, I also tracked all my food and stayed within my daily PointsPlus target AND got exercise (5000m on the rower).
I will not be able to weigh in this week. Since Thanksgiving is a Thursday, there is no meeting at work. And I just can't seem to figure out a time I can go to another meeting. This may change if I think I can make a Saturday meeting, but as of right now, I'm hoping to keep plugging away and see what the weigh-in next week will be.
So, Wednesday next week, you can find out if I weighed in or not. :)
UPDATE: I just realized this is week four, so it's been a month that I've been following weight watchers plan and I am down a total of 7.4 pounds (as of last week's weigh-in).
Have a great week!!