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weight watchers 0 and 1 point snacks

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Seasonings and Condiments with a Points value of 0 per serving:

* Baking powder
* Baking Soda
* Capers
* Extracts
* Flavorings
* Herbs
* Horseradish
* Hot sauce ( pepper sauce )
* Lemon Juice
* Lime Juice ( no sugar added)
* Mustard
* Non stick cooking or baking spray
* Relish
* Salsa (fat free)
* Soy Sauce ( shoyu )
* Spices
* Steak Sauce
* Sugar Substitutes
* Taco Sauce
* Teriyaki Sauce
* Vinegar
* Worcestershire Sauce

Snacks with a Points value of 0 ( Foods with * next to them are classified as filling foods)

* 10 baby carrots*
* 1 side salad(veggies only) w/ 2T fat free Italian Dressing*
* 1/2 cup sugar free gelatin
* 1 hard-boiled egg (white only)*
* 1 small peach or orange*
* 1 cup Jicama*
* 1 cup garden vegatable soup*
* 2 tbsp fat free black bean dip

Snacks with a Points value of 1 ( Foods with * next to them are classified as filling foods)

* 1 slice Canadian style bacon*
* 5 cups 94% fat free popcorn*
* 1 slice fat free cheese*
* 1 small whole wheat pita
* 2 squares graham crackers
* 1/2 cup cooked shrimp*
* 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal*
* 1/2 cup light yogurt
* 1 4-inch pancake, made from mix
* medium orange, apple, or pear*

via the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans blog


Goethe on committment

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Power of Commitment!

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative ( and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now".

- J. W. von Goethe


wonder goals

Monday, February 23, 2009

55 pounds by April 15th.
60 pounds by May 1st.
65 pounds by July 1st.
70 pounds by August 5th.
75 pounds by October 8th.
80 pounds by Thanksgiving 2009.
85 by Christmas 2009.
95 by Valentines Day 2009.
100 pounds by April 15th.

I wonder if I can make these goals happen. ;)


post-vacation blues

Monday, February 23, 2009

i have felt really down ever since getting back from vacation. i think its partially due to the winter blahs, partially hormonal, entirely due to wanting to be on vacation forever.

on our ski trip, i was able to handle the pressure of learning to ski. i fell only a few times and by the third day i could stand up straight and gently turn left and right. i noticed my knees were very tired and shaky halfway through the day and felt like i was really pushing myself. even walking around in the ski boots was tough work.

overall, i ate more heartily than i deserved for the effort that i put into skiing. i did exercise in the gym at the spa, burning about 300 calories on wednesday, but then i kind of took it easy the rest of the week since the weather turned and we didn't go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing since the baby was kind of teething and the rain was kind of ruining conditions.

when i got back, i had gained some weight. i kind of expected this, as i mentioned i ate too much, but also some of my weight loss had been from having the flu and i wasn't really eating properly.

when we got home, we were able to do a big grocery shop and we spent over two hundred dollars at trader joe's. some of that was for odds and ends for the cat and paper products, etc, but overall we did a good job of stocking me up for successful eating last week. we're running a little low this week but i have enough to make do until next week. it was money well spent to be prepared.

since i've been back, i feel stronger and more capable of doing physical activities. what i loved about skiing was that it did not feel like a workout but it built up muscle quickly and made us all ravenously hungry at the end of the day. it was really awesome.

i've been able to work out with my xbox fitness trainer this week and see some results. feeling really good to have some muscle tone under all the weight i'm carrying around. i think i'm sleeping better, too.

i'd like to say that i have improved mood, but, well, see my first paragraph. i am continuing to work hard and keep working out to combat this poor mood. i like how when i log in to the xbox trainer i can tell her i am in a bad mood and she'll be extra nice to me. :) haha.


another size large coat!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I get entirely too happy about my coats and jackets. I feel like they are a fantastic wardrobe staple that allows me to have a structured look and feel like I am thinner, even if I'm not. Needless to say, I own more coats than I own jeans and other basics.

When I was home this weekend, my mom brought up an old jacket of mine from the basement and said, "I think this will fit you again, why don't you try it?"

Sure enough, it zipped right up and looked awesome. I was SO HAPPY. I think I had given her the jacket thinking it would never ever fit me again. I wish I could bottle that feeling and keep it for days when I don't want to get up and exercise or follow a proper eating plan.


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