Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Today I re-subscribed to Weight Watchers etools. I had gotten rid of it a few months ago because I just was not sticking to the new plan, so why waste the money. I have had a problem sticking with the new points plus plan the last few times I have tried it and I have decided to try it once again. This time I will not be nibbling though which has been my down fall the other two times. I know that its not weight watchers fault that I gained weight doing points plus, its my fault. I was not adjusting well to change and so I was self sabotaging myself and then blaming the new program.
I did incredibly well today. I planned out what I was going to eat and saw that it was a little too high for what my points allowed so I adjusted.
I pre-made food for the week on sunday and placed it all in individual portion sizes (glad wear containers) and put them in the fridge. I figured it would help me and hubby stay on track and maybe detour us from eating out, also saving us some money.
Alot of the dishes I made are pasta based, because it was cheap and easy. So my stuffed shells for lunch which was 6 jumbo shells stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta and spinach and then topped with a lean ground turkey pasta sauce was a little high for the new points plus system. Carbs make the count go up alot.
So I cut my portion from 6 shells, to 3 shells and paired it with a salad. That knocked my count down from like 13 points for lunch to 7 points..... and I was satisfied afterwards.
I really have had a hard time with portion sizes. Even now after losing all this weight I still have a problem. 6 shells seemed like a approprate serving size to me, but in reality 3 was all my body needed. Thats most likely the reason why I always feel stuffed too and have a hard time losing weight.
I still want to eat the amount I ate when i was much bigger... but I dont need that much now.
Its going to take alot of getting use to but I am determined to focus on my eating and really correct the problems that I am having.
1. portion size
These are my biggest issues and I have gotten by this whole time without addressing them because they never hindered my weight loss up until this point.
I had a good day though... drank all my water... ate right... the only down fall was I did not exercise at all. I will try and get into that habit again a little later. I want to get the eating well back on track first.
Breakfast: 1 cup honey nut shredded wheat, half a banana, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk - 6 points
Lunch: 3 stuffed shells, small salad with 1 tbls light ranch and 1 tbls shredded fat free cheese - 7 points
Snack: 1 medium peach - 0 points
Snack: 1/2 cup plain fat free greek yogurt & 1/2 cup thawed frozen blueberries - 1 point
Dinner: 1 serving Louisiana smothered chicken, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup black eyed peas - 11 points
Snack: 1 cup sleepy time tea topped with whipped topping (sounds weird but I really wanted hot cocoa with whipped topping and did not have the points for the cocoa, lol it was actually pretty good) - 0 point
Snack: 5 tortilla chips topped with 1/4 cup fat free cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup black eyed peas, 1/4 sliced jalapeno pepper, 1 tbls fat free sour cream... baked in oven - 4 points
Total : 29 points
Target: 29 points