It’s All Relative

January 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

I like rules and guidelines. I have a clearer vision of what I need to do when I have them.

Since discovering the Blue Dots on the Weight Watcher App, I’m shooting to eat between 27-37 SmartPoints each day since that is what Weight Watcher’s recommends that I eat based on my gender, age, height and weight.

Yesterday, I ate a low point, but very filling breakfast and lunch. Come dinner time, I knew we were eating Chicken Breast, and that’s all that I really had planned. After a little more planning, I still wasn’t going to be even close to eating all of my daily points. I added a little extra Olive Oil to the green beans and added almonds to increase my points for the day.

After dinner, with several points still left for the day, I debated making up some trail mix to snack on for the evening so I could eat all of my points. I was full. It seemed silly to eat if I really wasn’t hungry. Not snacking is one of the bad habits that I let sneak back in over the holidays. I’d like to be at a place where I am only snacking if I am truly hungry.

I decided that it was silly to eat if I wasn’t hungry.

I didn’t earn a Blue Dot yesterday, but I ate a really healthy variety of foods and at the end of the day I was completely satiated. Learning what my body does and does not need is such an important part of the journey, I decided that it was okay if I didn’t follow all of the rules and guidelines yesterday.

I still want those Blue Dots because it is just one more tool that guides me to stay on track, but I also know that listening to my body was a huge success.

It’s all relative, right?

Here are yesterday’s eats…

Breakfast – 2 SP

Scrambled Egg Whites topped with Tomatoes, Fruit with 1 tsp Almond Butter


Lunch – 6 SP

Tuna Salad made with Paleo Mayo, Mustard, Salt and Pepper and bulked up with Celery, Onions and Shredded Carrots. Berries and Veggies on the side.


Dinner – 11 SP

Chicken Breast, Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Beans with Almonds.



Daily SmartPoints Total = 19

2017 Goals
Make time each week to Meal Plan
Drink 100 ounces of water each day
Exercise 5 days a week
Eat three meals and one snack daily
FOUR 100 Mile Walking Challenges this year!


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


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