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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
2. Nibbling

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
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    You CAN do it!!!
    2551 days ago
    You are doing awesome! I think at some point we all have to reevaluate what we are doing and how we may be the ones sabotaging ourselves. I have the same problem and try to work on it daily.

    Good luck and keep up the good work!
    2552 days ago
  • G9FIRE
    Yep, I'm working on portions as well. Measuring everything out again : )

    We can do it!
    2552 days ago
    emoticon ,so go girl
    2553 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    You can so do this Jess!! Awesome job today!
    2553 days ago
    Oh my friend how I can relate. Here I sit telling myself each day that it is going to get better and each day I do the self sabatage to myself. You did so great and you got to eat well, that is my trouble....i'm boring when it comes to meal planning. I love your chips idea....i'm going to give that one a try for a weekend snack. Today is my first day back on plan and i'm kinda scared I won't do as I should. My portions like your are out of whack....heres to us and success.
    2553 days ago
    Louisiana smothered chicken is a recipe in a cook book I have. It's called "low fat, great taste" by time life books. This was my very first cook book, (I got it when I was 16) and I love all of the recipes.
    I will post the recipe later today.

    2553 days ago
    portion sizes is one of my biggest challenges too. It sounds like you are on the right track with all of your planning and food prep. I hope the e tools help :-)
    2553 days ago
    i need to work on my portions too......
    good luck!!!!
    u got this!!!
    2553 days ago

    Louisiana smothered chicken sounds interesting! I am looking that up

    Keep rockin' your journey!
    2553 days ago
    Keep up the good work.
    2553 days ago
    hmm...sleepy time with whipped topping, would have never thought of that, but it is probably no different than the putting half and half or milk in tea (which I do a lot) - might have to try that

    I really like what you said about the "used to eat" portions versus what your body needs - excellent observation

    good luck with the new points system emoticon
    2553 days ago
    You make such a good point ... we keep trying to eat the old portions that were once required to fill us. They are no longer required. How awesome is that?! But oh what an adjustment! But, one we'll work to make ... and work it truly is!

    Sounds like some really great eating! emoticon on a day well done!

    Cathy emoticon
    2553 days ago
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