Let’s give Monday a try…..

August 17, 2015

(I have absolutely no idea why some of my pictures are coming in sideways. They look fine when I preview them in my blog post, and they are fine when viewing the post in the website, but I notice viewing from my phone or via email, some are sideways. Hopefully I will figure that out.)

I feel like over the past few days, I’m just eating, then tracking at the end of the day, not really knowing where I’m at for sure until I view my pictures of what I’ve eaten throughout the day, and then I track the points. I’m guesstimating on too many meals too. My meals are not necessarily unhealthy, I’m just not paying close attention to servings sizes, so I end up guessing on their points value at the end of the day. Beer and wine sound good too often.

Last weekend I didn’t track at all for the first time in a very long time, and it showed up on the scale Friday morning. No surprise there.

I felt good about starting a new week on Friday, and was prepared to be successful and track my meals as I ate them. Then Friday afternoon while working the food truck, instead of just eating the fruit and yogurt that I planned, prepared and took, I ate chicken salad too, and guessed on those points. Then I had drinks and snacks with a friend on Friday night for dinner and guessed on those points. I try to guess “high” when I guess.

Saturday morning, I skipped Yoga for no good reason, other than the fact that I knew I’d be doing yard work in the afternoon and that could be my activity. After I mowed, I had two beers.

So basically, there is my confession. I’m in one of those…..”I know I should care more, but I don’t” kinda moods. I have no idea why.

Sunday was a much better day. I hopped out of bed when I really wanted to stay in it, and got in a 3 mile walk. Mike and I had lunch out at one of our favorite little spots where I usually feel the need to have a beer, and I did not. I was more careful with my points for the day.

This week I will get in all 3 of my Jazzercise classes and 1 Yoga class, as planned!!

Nothing much has sounded good lately when I try to meal plan, but I really need to Meal Plan and Snack Plan today if the rest of the week is going to be successful in the food department. 

I know as a WW member, or really anyone trying to be conscious of food and exercise and health, I can’t be alone in feeling like I’m in a rut. One minute I’m counting and weighing and being so careful, and the next minute, I’m drinking two beers like it’s my water for the day.

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 11 PPV

Pizza made on thin crust with Salsa, Black Beans, Scrambled Egg Whites, Mozzarella cheese. Topped with avocado.



Lunch – 9 PPV

Caesar Salad with Blackened Salmon with lots of water, and no beers.



Snack – 0 PPV




Dinner – 3 PPV

Marinara with Zoodles, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Cheese.



Dessert – 2 PPV

Berries topped with 2/3 C Nonfat Plain Greek Yogurt with Vanilla Stevia and Cinnamon


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 = 11

Lunch = 9

Dinner = 3

Dessert = 2

Total = 25


Exercise = Walked 3 miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day =  4

Activity Points Earned This Week = 7

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 7

How many ounces of water I drank for the day =  70

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 22


This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um..this is a work in progress)

I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (I’ve done “two a day’s” to make up)

I will track every single day of the entire year. (I’ve only NOT tracked one weekend this year.)

I will run in a minimum of six 5K’s. Three down, three to go!



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



6 responses to Let’s give Monday a try…..

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Good Luck at your weigh in on Saturday, Nancy! Hopefully getting back to school will help keep you busy??

    I won’t be able to make it to my meeting on Friday, and I know I need those meetings!!

    Have a great week!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 18, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I’m right there with ya, Amy!

    I love quinoa, sweet potatoes, roasted veggies….so many good things. Lately I’m just eating Mexican food or Pizza! I want ice cream, and I’m not even an ice cream person! Im trying to stick with the healthier versions of those foods, but some days it just seems like a lot of work!

    Congrats to you on a 30 pound loss since October! That is awesome!! And you are right, seeing those results can be an awesome motivator!

    Thanks for reminding me that I am not alone in my cravings…..and in my beverages!! 🙂

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com August 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Yep. That is EXACTLY how I feel, Pam. I don’t want to ever weigh what I weighed five years ago, so I keep going in this lifestyle that I have established for myself.

    However, it does seem that some days, tracking and planning and doing the right things to stay healthy, feels like more work than other days, and I just need a break.

    Thanks for sticking with me!


  4. I’m feelin you, girl. So much of what you wrote …ditto for me. Lately, I’ve had days where I just want to throw in the towel and give up. But, I don’t want to be a fat girl. I know I feel better, look better, my health is better when I have the extra weight off…so I will just keep plugging along and get through whatever is going on right now. You do inspire me. — Pam

  5. Whew, this post makes feel so much better! I am trying to crawl out of a “rut” right now. I think I got bored with my old “stand byes” and did not have a taste for hummus, egg whites ( why have an egg white when you can eat a WHOLE EGG, yum) or kale, which I actually love. I was craving pizza and cup cakes! But I had a doctors appointment a few days ago, and I lost 30 lbs since my last visit in 0ctober 2014. That was motivation for me:-) so I am back to tracking.
    PS-I love wine…..and vodka….so I can relate to those indulgements too.

  6. I feel your pain!
    School has started and I just want to eat and not think about.
    But that darn scale will be there Saturday. I’m not ready for this week but things were ok yesterday and so far today.
    It must be easier to track with your phone even if you don’t have the points.