Counting Points and Happy About It!

January 17, 2014

I’m certain that eating the right foods and feeling satisfied so that you won’t over eat works for a lot people doing the WW Simple Start or WW Simply Filling plans, but I struggle with portions, so I felt like I needed to get back to counting points and measuring my portions. Maybe forever, maybe not, we’ll see.

I can honestly say that I am back to counting points and happy about it!



Gluten Free English Muffin, 3 Egg Whites, Salsa

Un-Pictured Soy Latte

Pear and Grapes




3 Egg Whites, 3 oz. Potatoes, 1 tsp. Olive Oil, Salsa




Coffee and Banana




I bought these for the “No Gluten”.

I’ve discovered they were actually TOO GOOD to keep in my house!

10 Chips = 4 PPV




Beef and Brussels Skillet Dish


93% Lean Ground Beef

Chopped Onion

1 Cup Frozen Corn, thawed

1 Can Kidney Beans, Drained and Rinsed

1 Cup Salsa

Cumin and Chili Powder, to taste (1/2 – 1 tsp each?)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts (I roast these at 400 for about 15 minutes with Olive Oil drizzled over the sprouts and sprinkled with Sea Salt)


Brown Beef with onion, add all other ingredients and heat.

The entire Skillet is 34 PPV. I divided this into four servings.

One Serving = 9 PPV


WW Points Plus

I can eat 26 Points per day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points for the week that I can dip into if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.


Breakfast = Gluten Free English Muffin (3), Egg whites (1), Salsa (0), Unpictured Soy Latte (1)

Lunch = Egg Whites (1), Potatoes (2), Olive OIl (1), Salsa (0)

Snack = Coffee and Banana (0)

Snack = 20 Chips (8)

Dinner = Skillet Meal (9)

Total = 26 PPV


Exercise = Walked 60 minutes on the treadmill

How many glasses of water I drank = 15+

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 22




“love the life you live, live the life you love”


2 responses to Counting Points and Happy About It!

  1. January 18, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I agree. I feel a little more in control when I am counting points, but I love the idea of Simply Filling and plan to use it on vacation. I think Simple Start is a great way for someone who is looking to lose weight and needs help getting started.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. After following Simply Filling for several weeks, I just switched back to tracking PPVs this week, too. I enjoyed the time I spent on Simple Filling, but I just enjoy the greater freedom I have when counting PPV.