Okay, Much Better

February 27, 2016

Things went so much better yesterday. Thanks for your comments, emails and text. What a nice group of readers (and friends)! I know that me being “real” is why a lot of you like to read the blog and why so many of you relate to the blog, and I can’t imagine writing it any other way. Every once in a while, I have a real crap food day, likely the result of a real crap day, as I’m sure many of you do too. But, it was just a day, and it’s over, and yesterday was much better!

Yesterday was the first day that I have planned and tracked successfully in a few weeks, and it felt really good to be in control. I rarely eat breakfast before my WW meeting, and that remained true yesterday. I was up 5 pounds yesterday at my weigh in, which I expected from vacation. I’m at 176. I’m glad that I looked at the scale and that I know where I’m at. I left my meeting feeling in control and ready for a healthy week and ready to lose some pounds.

I packed my lunch yesterday, and I had several errands to run after my WW meeting. I ate lunch in the parking lot at around 11:00 a.m. after my meeting, then I had a planned Larabar (a total trigger food for me) at around 3:00. I ended up being glad that I had it with me, and after I ate it, I didn’t crave another one like I did yesterday. It’s all in the mind.

I had Happy Hour with a friend, and I measured out my wine.I planned. I succeeded. Yay me.

I knew dinner would be low in points, so the day was successful. I ate things that I like, I drank wine, I planned well, I drank a good amount of water and I didn’t overeat.

I’m off to an early Hot Yoga class!

I hope you have a fantabulous weekend!

Here are yesterday’s eats….

Lunch – 6 SP

Tuna Salad, Carrots, Tomatoes, Pear



Snack – 9 SP

I responsibly ate this bar, tracked it, and didn’t want another one. If this statement confuses you, see yesterday’s post. 



Happy Hour – 11 SP

Two 6 oz Glasses of Red Wine. I even measured it out!

Dinner – 5 SP

Cod with Fish Taco Seasoning over a bed of Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, topped with Smashed Avocado, Tomatoes and a side of Plantain Chips.


These are my 2016 Goals

Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Three Meals and One Snack, Daily

I can eat 30 SmartPoints a day.

I have an allowance of 35 extra Weekly Points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Lunch = 6

Snack = 9

Happy Hour = 11

Dinner = 5

Total = 31


How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 80

Remaining Weekly SmartPoints = 34



โ€œlove the life you live, live the life you love”



6 responses to Okay, Much Better

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 29, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks Linda. I have to remind myself to pat myself on the back every once in a while for the changes that I’ve made and the fact that I have never gone back to my old way of eating, and I know that I never will. WW meetings keep me in the mind frame of a healthy person (most of the time), and I will go to them forever! Thank you to YOU for reminding me that I’m not the only one struggling and enjoying my wine!


    Thanks for reading!


  2. I recently found your blog and I am really enjoying it. I look forward to it each day. I have been struggling for some time. I go to my meeting but don’t really track so I am not losing anything, just maintaining and not a weight I wish to be. It is comforting and encouraging to read about someone else that enjoys a glass of wine and struggles to stay on track. Thanks

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 27, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    I totally agree about the Whole30. I feel like I learned a lot about food and how it makes me feel. It also feels good to have a great day and track and plan and succeed. Why do we stop doing the right thing when we know it makes us feel so damned good? We must get together in person and discuss. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have fun at Zumba. I hope you survive!!

  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com February 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Aww. Thanks for reading. My readers encourage me to do better too, so the comments are a great way for me to connect and be encouraged back. Thank you for that.

    Here is to a great week for both of us! Actually, here is to a great week for ALL of us!!

  5. I look forward to reading your blog every day. I m having the same problem as you are up 5 lbs. you encourage me to do better.

  6. I meant to respond to your last blog post, but me getting over vacation is some serious business when I’m 53! Ha!! seems like I make it home at night and next thing I know I’m asleep in my big brown chair! like you, I feel good to be back on plan, I love what I learned from the whole 30 and feel like I am using 99% of it while following the weight watchers parameters. Sometimes it is hard to look at the scale because we know that regardless of what it says, we know what it SHOULD say because of our choices in the previous week -right? Glad you’re back on top! I am now off to my first Zumba class in over a year. ….So if you never hear from me again I just want you to know why ! Ha ha Ha ๐Ÿ˜œ