A Great Weight Watcher Day!

September 30, 2014

It was a great day as a WW Member.

My day began with a 6.2 mile walk with a friend!

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After my walk, I met a friend for an early lunch at Panera. I ordered the Pick Two, 1/2 a Fuji Apple Salad and the bowl of Butternut Squash Ravioli. The bowl was of Ravioli was HUGE and I couldn’t find the points value online anywhere, so I only ate five of them. They were delicious! Only eating five of those ravioli was probably the most difficult thing I did all day long! But I did it! 🙂

After lunch, I ran LOTS of errands, then I began to put back together my bedroom. I am way more pleased with it than I was expecting to be. As I was painting, I was questioning my simple color choice, but I really think I am going to like it! I should be done with it all by the end of today! Pictures tomorrow!

Here are yesterday’s eats!

 

Breakfast

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

1 Packet of Weight Watcher’s Vanilla Smoothie Mix

1 Cup of cold water

1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries

1 Frozen Banana

Mix in a blender! Enjoy!

 

Smoothie

Black Coffee

2 PPV

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Lunch

Panera’s Pick Two

1/2 Fuji Apple Salad and 5 Butternut Squash Ravioli’s

Apple

11 PPV

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Snack

Tuna Salad with Shredded Carrots

3 PPV

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Dinner

Quinoa Bowl

I sautéed zucchini, sliced mushrooms and shredded carrots in a little Butter infused Olive Oil. After the veggies softened up a bit,  I added some rotisserie chicken and chicken broth. After that simmered for a few minutes, I added cooked quinoa and enough Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges to make it nice and creamy. Keeping cooked quinoa on hand and grabbing a rotisserie chicken can make for a quick and tasty dinner!

Chicken, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Carrots

and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

10 PPV

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Snack

Un-pictured Banana

0 PPV

Food and Fitness Goals for THIS Week!

I will have only 26 Points per day.

I will walk 20 Miles this week.

I will attend 1 Yoga class this week.

I will drink 10 (8 oz) Glasses of water each day.

I will NOT eat earned activity points.

I will NOT dip into my allowed 49 Points.

 

Breakfast =  Smoothie (2)

Lunch =  Salad and Ravioli (11)

Snack = Tuna Salad (3)

Dinner = Quinoa Bowl (10)

Snack = Banana (0)

Total = 26

Exercise = Walked 6.2 Miles

How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 10

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2 responses to A Great Weight Watcher Day!

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com October 1, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Dang Lea! Are we related??

    I love sweets, I am 47, 5’5″, and currently at 170, but 160 felt great, and 154 felt even better! Size 10 feels good at 160, but I did buy a couple of 8’s at 154, so I feel like I know where you’re at physically!

    Mentally? I totally get that too. It is so easy to fall back into old habits. I’ve done it several times. Sometimes being “careful” is exhausting. But when my weight is up, and I realize I’ve fallen back into old habits, the thing that works best for me is simply getting back to the basics of Weight Watchers. I know what works for me, like I’m sure you know what works for you too. Keeping trigger foods out of my house is key for me when I am trying to get back in the groove. Like you, I love the sweet stuff and the carbs! It only takes me a few days though of being back in the groove, to realize that I can “plan” and still enjoy the food that I love, but in moderation.

    Congrats to you on your daughter’s upcoming wedding! And congrats to you for taking the time NOW to think about where you want to be in March! You can do this!

    You don’t have much to lose, and you are already exercising!

    My best advice for meal planning is take the time to write down your favorite “meals” and “snacks”. I have a “favorites” list in the back of my cookbook that I look at all the time. Sometimes just thinking of what to eat can be a real chore! Take an hour or so to make a meal plan for each week. Shop for those meals so you are prepared. I like to keep cooked, shredded chicken in my freezer. It’s great to be able to throw some dinner together in a hurry. Taco’s, Taco soup, Chicken Chili, or sauté a few veggies and throw the chicken in at the end.

    I eat a lot of eggs and egg whites. Not sure if you like those or not, but they make for a great dinner on a night when things don’t go as planned. You can have a really filling meal for a low point dinner! I ate an egg over veggies today for lunch!

    I try to keep my fridge stocked with lots of fruit. I like sweets like you do, and more often than not, the fruit does it for me!

    Have you tried any of my Pancake recipes? Some of them sound odd at first, but they are low in points and satisfy my sweet tooth! That might help you with breakfast?

    I hope some of these tips are helpful!

    You sound like you’re in the right place! You’ve got this Lea!

  2. Hello Julie! You are very inspiring. I also had success with WW, however, I fell back into bad habits and gained a bunch of my weight back. I love the program but I don’t love using sugar substitutes. Since I am going through menopause, I have fogginess and I read that sugar substitutes only enhance the problem. I rather use raw sugar, Stevia in the raw or honey. Getting back into the swing of point calculating seems so hard now. I know, too many excuses…..uhhhh!
    It is so frustrating! I’m not crazy over-weight, 12-15lbs would be awesome. I am 49 years old, 5’5 and 160lb. I wear a size 10 but an 8 would be ideal. I notice that losing weight has become soooooo much harder now. I workout 3-5 times a week but my downfall is SWEEEETS. I am a carbaholic.

    My daughter is having a formal wedding in March 2015 and I want to look and feel my best. I feel like such a failure because, I felt amazing after the weight loss and now I have to start over. Do you have any advice to help me plan my WW meals?