Well, I have not posted a food blog in a while now. I geuss I got a little tired of doing it. I have found though I have been nibbling quite a bit.
Yesterday was a particuraly bad day. I ended up nibbling alot and I tracked it all and ended up coming out 11.5 points over my daily target. Ouch!!! After I sat down with my tracker last night and saw that it was a big wake up call. I mean how far am I going over my points each day when Im not tracking all the little nibbles and bites I take here and there. The spoon full of ice cream when I make my hubby a bowl full, the 1/2 a cookie when I'm getting my daughter a snack, the lick of peanut butter when I'm making my son a sandwich! Do I really have any weekly points left over at all? Im sure my saving grace is the fact that I have been exercising my butt off lately... but Im really not doing myself any good if Im going to eat away all the hard work I am putting in.
So Im going to start tracking with pictures again for a while. It keeps me honest and on track and I need that right now. I still have a good few days till my weigh in and I figure I have used pretty much all my weekly points over the weekend so I am going to go ahead and try and stick to my daily points target as close as possible.
And to everyone who missed these... I have herd from quite a few people that they really love to read my food blog.... enjoy !!!
Breakfast - 1/2 Cup Grape Nuts, 1/2 Cup 1% milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Lunch - Large Salad w/ 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1/2 cup kidney beans, 5oz can water packed tuna, tsp dill seed, 4 tsp homemade balsamic herb vinegarette
Snack - 1 medium apple, 1 6oz cup yoplait light yogurt
Dinner - Baked Parmesan Herb encrusted Tilapia (frozen from sams club), 1 tbls ketchup, 1 cup fresh broccoli steamed, 2 tbls ragu cheddar cheese sauce, 1 small baked sweet potato, 1/2 tbls I can't beleive it's not butter squeeze
Snack - 1 serving baked tostitos scoops tortilla chips, 1/4 cup black bean & corn salsa
DAILY POINTS TARGET: 24
TOTAL POINTS FOR THE DAY: 24.5
- 0.5 OVER
For those of you not firmilar with the weight watchers point system... each food is given a number of points based on how much calories, fat and fiber it has... foods with lower calories and higher fiber have lower points values.
Each person on weight watchers is given a daily number of points they can eat based on things like gender, activity level, height and weight. As you get lower in weight your daily points value goes down.
Each person also gets 35 extra weekly points to use as they wish... you can eat them all at once for a big meal thats higher in calories or you can use them throughout the week... or not at all.
thats the basics.