Ending my second week as a "meetings member"

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tomorrow afternoon, I'll have my second weigh-in at the WW center. I'm hoping for a good loss, but I'm feeling a little "lost" not being able to have my daily check-in with the scale. It's going to take some getting used to, only having one weigh-in on the "official" scale. So far I haven't been able to bring myself to put the bathroom scale in the closet. I feel like it helps keep me on track. I don't obsess over small fluctuations and gains, but I guess it could be argued that even stepping on it so often is "obsessing," even if it doesn't come with negative self-talk.

I've struggled a bit with snacking this week, but have stayed within my weekly points and activity points, and have 6 weekly points left over for the week. I'm definitely not hungry, and it's 8:30 pm, so I doubt I'll be eating anything else today. (And if I do, it'll just be a piece of fruit.) I double tracked today's menu, for my points as well as my calories and other nutrients, and found that my 31 P+ came to 1315 calories. I was a lot more satisfied today than I have been in the last few days, and I think I found out why after I did my double tracking. My fat and protein were both spread out evenly throughout the day today, and I hit the target perfectly on every single nutrient, between my multivitamin and my food for the day. I'm pretty proud of that and hope to have more days like that in the future.

This week, I found a good way to handle my milkshake cravings -- Weight Watchers Smoothies. I doctor them up by making them in the blender with frozen fruit added, and they have a great texture and taste and are super filling. They definitely fulfill that craving for something cold, thick, and creamy. Chiller's, our local ice cream shop, has been open now for more than 5 weeks and I've only been there twice. Last year that number would have been at least 5, probably more. I haven't hit their drive through once for a shake, and I've tracked everything I've had there. Definitely a non-scale victory. :)
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