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Photo Food Journal - Tuesday July 20 - I'm Baaaack!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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 !!!

~ Jess emoticon


Breakfast - 1/2 Cup Grape Nuts, 1/2 Cup 1% milk, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
4 points

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
5.5 points

Snack - 1 medium apple, 1 6oz cup yoplait light yogurt
3 points

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
9.5 points

Snack - 1 serving baked tostitos scoops tortilla chips, 1/4 cup black bean & corn salsa
2.5 points



- 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.
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    I missed your photo food blogs! Come to think of it, kind of miss doing them myself. But it is very time consuming. That is what I am lacking these days is time. Maybe one day I'll start again. In the meantime, I will just enjoy looking at yours!

    Yummy looking dinner. emoticon

    2892 days ago
    Yay! You always give me the best food ideas! ;)
    2892 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Food Blogs!
    2892 days ago
    I missed them, for sure!!!

    You are so good about this - I know what you mean...I wasn't really tracking in my intake the past few days at all. Realized it's easy to get caught up in the world of munching. Hey...when are ya gonna go skating again? I'd love to hear about how much you're skills are improving! Pretty soon you'll attempt a Tripel Lutz on skates!! lol...how are the munchkins? Any summer trips ahead for you guys? I'd love to go down south the LA to go to Universal Studios but i's a bit much and since hubby hasn't been working since March..well, you get it. BUT, there are a lot of inexpensive things we can still do together! Maybe a trip to the beach this weekend...now that's my kinda place!

    Great blog again..and good for you for sticking with the WW points tracking system if you find that's what works best for ya...MAN...your face is looking AMAZING and beautiful these days!!!!! Your hard work is really paying off. Happy SparkAversary again!!!

    2892 days ago
    Glad to see this again, I missed it but I understand it takes time. I really enjoy the photo food blogs, I always get at least one good idea from them, sometimes like today, I would like to copy the whole day!!
    2892 days ago
    glad to see you are back. I gave you a shout out on my blog tonight!

    Love to see your pics. I used this strategy for a couple of days to get back on track.

    Keep on doing it!

    2893 days ago
    emoticon I have to say, dinner looked yuuuuummmy! emoticon
    2893 days ago
    well I switched back to the points system for two reasons... I was tracking both hubby and my calories on spark people and it was alot of work. spark people nutrition tracker is great but a little time consuming, expecially when doing it for two people on two seperate accounts (hubby has different calorie needs than me cause he is a man so I could not use the one tracker for both of us).

    My second reason is I have gone back to WW meetings because I want to make my goal and become a lifetime weight watchers memeber. I figured it was only approprate to end my weight loss journey with weight watchers considering I started with them.
    2893 days ago
    The black bean and white corn salsa is from walmart... walmart's great value brand I beleive. Its really tastey and pretty cheap for a huge jar of it.
    2893 days ago
  • SARAHJ19
    Yay the food blogs are back! I love seeing these! They give me some inspiration in the kitchen!
    2893 days ago
    I missed the food blogs- welcome back food blogs@! :)
    2893 days ago
  • RK2008
    I am sure it's tons of work to post but I love seeing your food blogs! I hadn't realized you switch to WW. What made you choose that over counting calories?
    2893 days ago
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    2893 days ago
    I am so impressed with your blog. I have read about photo food logs in magazines before but I have never seen somebody's in real life. Very cool. I don't do a photo food journal but I swear by my written food journal. I write down everything I eat, I count out every cherry, cracker, etc. and my measuring cups are always ready for use. I don't belong to WW but I track calories. It has allowed me to lose 36 lbs and now hopefully my last 15. Once again thanks so much for sharing this with everyone. It not only looked healthy but also yummy. Yeah to the blueberries. Keep up the good work.

    Kate emoticon
    2893 days ago
    I have a quick question...the blackbean and corn salsa, where, and can I get some? great 2.5 point snack. I loved your food blogs. you are so creative with your foods. The fish...I'm heading to sams myself for some of that. thank you for sharing.
    2893 days ago
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