Planning for the Challenges….

November 2, 2014

It was another successful day with challenges, and the planning paid off!

This is a really detailed blog of how I got through yesterday, but I feel really focused because I have so much going on, and I don’t want a gain this week! My plan for this busy week is to earn a lot of activity points, and have them available to me. I plan to dip into my 49 Weekly points, because I know with all of the socializing I’ll be doing this week, I’ll need them. Maybe blogging about every detail of every food decision, might help someone else get through a challenging day or week as well, so forgive the detail….


I was  getting together with my mom and my aunt at my aunt’s house yesterday, and I knew she planned to have coffee and bagels. She was sweet enough to call me and ask me if that was okay to serve, and I told her that was great and that I would plan accordingly!

I kept my breakfast low in points and got some protein in with an egg white omelet. Perfect start to the day.

After a yummy blueberry bagel and cream cheese, and a great three hour chat with my mom and aunt, I was hungry by the time I got home, so I had a little cottage cheese and an apple. I was thinking protein, and I wasn’t sure the apple would hold me over until dinner.

Mike and I had plans to go out to dinner, but I knew we wouldn’t be eating until 8:00 or so.  Cottage cheese isn’t a favorite food of mine, but it was actually a perfect snack to fill me up until dinner.

Before Mike and I left for the evening, we sat by the fire and finished the bottle of wine that we opened the night before. It was date night, and we were savoring every bit of it! (the date and the wine)  

Before going out, I looked at the menu online so I had an idea what I would be ordering and about how many points I would be eating.  (We talk about doing this at our WW meetings, and it really can be helpful!)

I knew we would have wine at dinner, and the menu listed a 6 oz glass of wine, and a 8 oz glass of wine. I went to dinner prepared to enjoy a salmon dinner with veggies on the side, and sip on my 6 oz. glass of wine.

We ate at the Bristol, and they bring warm biscuits to your table during the evening. I accepted one, but only ate half of it! Then I looked at the remaining half for the rest of the evening!! Success!!

My salmon was cooked to perfection and the cauliflower and asparagus were a great compliment. 

I only walked 2 miles yesterday, but it felt good to get a start on my November 100 Mile Challenge!


That was a lot of planning and thinking about food and what I was putting in my mouth yesterday, but when I work that hard at it, and I have a successful day, I feel awesome and proud of myself at the end of the day!

It makes it easier to do it all over again the next day because I just want to feel that good again!

I’m taking a little trip tomorrow with a girlfriend, and I’m really excited about it!

The hotel that we are staying at is a Spa and Resort in Phoenix. They offer yoga classes, I can get a massage, the pool is beautiful, and we are going to have some great girly time! I’ll tell you all about how this trip came about tomorrow!

I’ll be taking my computer and blogging all about how I will get through dinners and drinks successfully, and how much exercise I do!

Here are yesterday’s eats!




Egg White and Cheese Omelet

Fruit and Frothy Coffee





Bagel and Cream Cheese

11 PPV




Apple and 1/2 C. Lowfat Cottage Cheese





6 oz. Red Wine at Home

6 oz. Red Wine with Dinner

1/2 Biscuit

13 PPV




Salmon, Cauliflower, Asparagus




Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

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

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

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

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = Omelet, Fruit, Frothy Coffee (3)

Lunch =  Bagel and Cream Cheese (11)

Snack = Cottage Cheese (2)

Dinner = Wine, Salmon, Veggies (21)

Total = 37

Exercise = Walked 2 miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 9

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 9

How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 8

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 36



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


2 responses to Planning for the Challenges….

  1. November 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

    You are welcome, and I’m so glad it helped you! Sometimes it really does help me to break it all down.

    Have a great day!

  2. Thank you for sharing how you planned your day! It’s really helpful for me after a few days of overeating.