Thursday, July 9, 2009

I am losing again!

I went to my meeting on Tuesday. I had tracked all week. (Something I had not been doing well.) I went on a small vacation this weekend and ate a little more than I usually do, but I also got a lot of walking in too. When I got home I wanted to weigh myself. My scale was broke! So, I waited until my meeting thinking I gained again or maintained. Well, I lost 1 pound, not a lot but I am getting back in the right direction!

This week we talked about fruits and vegetables. I learned that a lot of them have specific benefits to our health. This week we are taking a challenge to eat more fruits and vegetables and specifically to eat three different color fruits or vegetables. We have a chart to write this down on to bring back.

I know that tracking and getting more serious about my points is why I was able to lose weight this past week. I think when you have a lot of weight to lose like I do, it is really harder to stick to it. I know though that it is a lifestyle change, but it is easy to slip back into old habits and let yourself go wild.

Yesterday was an easy but hard day for me. I ate a lot of filling foods and stayed full most of the day and was still full after dinner when I had 19 points left! I get 32 points which is a lot to start with. Here's my food log to give you an idea of what I am talking about:

Wednesday July 8
Breakfast
1/2 cup egg beaters- 1 point (FF)
1/4 cup onions- 0 points(FF)
1/4 cup mushrooms- 0 points(FF)
1 Weight Watchers Cheese Single- 1 point
1 Light English Muffin- 1 point
1 cup strawberries- 0 points(FF)

Lunch
1 cup lettuce- 0 points(FF)
1/2 cucumber- 0 points(FF)
1 Tablespoon RF Parmesan Cheese- 0 points
1 small tomato- 0 points(FF)
1/4 cup onions- 0 points(FF)
2 tablespoons RF Ranch Dressing- 2 points
1 cup grapes- 1 point(FF)

Snack
5 cups fat free popcorn- 1 point

Dinner
Beef Stuffed Pepper- 4 points(FF)
1 cup lettuce- o points(FF)
1/4 cup onions- 0 points(FF)
1/2 cucumber- 0 points(FF)
1 tablespoon RF Parmesan Cheese- 0 points

Snack
Orange Cream Smoothie with 1 cup skim milk- 3 points(FF)
5 cups fat free Popcorn and 2 teaspoons canola oil- 4 points
Banana- 2 points(FF)
Weight Watchers Ice Cream Sandwich- 2 points
3/4 cup Cereal- 2 points
1 cup skim milk-2 points(FF)
4 pieces candy- 4 points
Total Points- 32 used
Fruits and veggies- 9
Milk- 4
Liquids- 8 cups
Oils- 2
Lean Protein-2
Vitamin- check

Notes: I packed my lunch to eat somewhere else, but next time I do a salad I plan to add some meat to it to add points earlier in the day. Maybe eat a snack between breakfast and lunch. The funny thing was that I ate so many filling foods that I really felt full all day.

1 comment:

Katie J said...

Good job on the loss. I need to get more veggies in. I like the idea of adding the colors.