Yesterday, I went to my third Yoga class in a row this week, and I walked 4 Miles on my treadmill. I’m loving the Yoga classes, and I even got out of the house nice and early and went to an 8:00 am class! It was really cold here in Kansas yesterday, so I decided to stay in during the afternoon and walk on the treadmill. Ellen kept me entertained, and I’ll probably be back on the treadmill again for the next several days. Baby it’s COLD outside!
I went out of town last week, and I did really well with my food and drink choices. I know that going into this holiday season, I have got to be really careful, which is one of the reasons that I made the decision to track so well while I was out of town last week. I felt like I was preparing myself for the way that I wanted to handle these next several weeks.
I made Weight Watcher Friendly Pumpkin Spice Muffins yesterday, a total trigger food for me. I ate two for lunch, packaged up a few, and took the remainder of them to Book Club last night. (Side note: I dropped out of book club a long time ago, and last night, I rejoined! Yay!) While driving home from Book Club with my leftover muffins, I ate four of them, and then when I got home, I made a cup of coffee and ate TWO more! I drank more wine at book club than I had planned, and I had a few bites of sweets while I was there. When I woke up this morning, I felt like a big blimp!
The rest of November and the month of December are really going to be hard. I was down in the 150’s last year for several months, and then in November and December of last year, I went back into the 160’s. I’ve struggled all year with food decisions and not being able to get back into the 150’s. It seems that just when I get serious and get five pounds off, I lose sight of my goals and I gain seven pounds. This year, I’ve seen 160, 165 and 170. I know if I’m not super careful this holiday season, I’ll gain weight like crazy and be miserable, and dissappointed. My great week last week has turned into such a weak week these past few days, again, losing focus. I let trigger foods back into the house, and I’ve failed with having them around.
I seem to start off every day so well, but I am really struggling with food between lunch and dinner.
I know that I have got to be more disciplined and that I can not let myself go crazy with the wine and the sweets this Holiday Season, and honestly, I don’t have a plan right now for how I’m going to do that.
Here is what I know for sure.
I will always fight the food demons.
I will live the rest of my life striving to live a healthy life.
I will have good days.
I will have bad days.
I will never quit.
Sorry for the vent.
Here’s yesterday’s mess.
Breakfast before Yoga
Frothy Coffee, Banana
Breakfast after Yoga
I grilled a Flatout Bread in a grill pan on each side for about 1 minute. I topped the bread with salsa, then scrambled egg whites, cooked turkey sausage, and 1 piece of 2% cheddar cheese. I set a lid over the top so the cheese would melt, and left it on the burner so the bread would get a bit crispy in the grill pan. This was pretty tasty!
Light Flatout Bread
Salsa, Scrambled Egg Whites, Turkey Sausage, Cheese
Lunch Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Chicken, Rice, Asparagus, Zucchini
Book Club Snacks
3 Glasses of Red Wine
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 = Breakfast Pizza, Banana, Frothy Coffee (6)
Lunch = Muffins, Coffee (3)
Dinner = Chicken, Rice, Veggies (8)
Book Club Snacks = Wine, Sweets (31)
Total = 48
Exercise = Yoga Class, Walked 4 Miles
Activity Points Earned for the Day = 7
Activity Points Earned This Week = 29
Activity Points Remaining This Week = 19
How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 10
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
“love the life you live, live the life you love”