Dining Out on WW Freestyle

January 25, 2018

These last few days have been filled with coffee/lunch dates with family and friends. Today is 6 weeks post op and I am ready to go back to work at WW February 1st. I had so many people that I wanted to meet up with over the last two or three weeks and it’s been nice to catch up with everyone.

I’m behind a few days in a blog post with what I’ve been eating so I’ll fill this post with food.

I feel so in control right now with my eating and it is such a good feeling!

Having meals out has felt easy to me with the new Freestyle. I have guessed on Smartpoints with a few things, but I know that I’ve made good choices and everything I’ve ordered has tasted great!

Do you find it easier to eat out on Weight Watcher Freestyle?

If so, tell me what you’re eating. I seem to order the same things most of the time.

I’ll post this Baked Egg Cup recipe later today!

Breakfast – 3 SP

Baked Egg Cups (2 SP) and 1 tsp Almond Butter drizzle (1 SP) on my Banana.


Lunch – 9 SP

Breakfast Chicken Taco’s at First Watch. 

I always order these with Egg Whites and No Cheese. They come with black beans. Depending on my mood, I like to sub potatoes or fruit.


Dinner – 9 SP

Shrimp Scampi (kinda…my version anyhow) over 1/2 pasta, 1/2 Spaghetti Squash, with Asparagus and a little Light Ragu Alfredo Sauce.

Monday Daily Smartpoints = 21


Breakfast – 0 SP

I tried something different with my yogurt.

6 oz Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt with 8 drops of Vanilla Creme Stevia and 1/2 T of unsweetened Cocoa powder.

Chocolate Yogurt!


I topped it with a 1/2 banana……


Then I decided…….add the rest of the banana and blueberries too! I loved it!

Sometimes you have to try new things.


Lunch – 16 SP

Two Mahi-Mahi Tacos on Corn Tortillas at a Mexican Restaurant. I also had chips and Salsa.

I guessed high on this meal. Not sure how many chips I had and these taco’s have a little cream sauce on them. SO GOOD!!


Snack – 4 SP


Dinner – 9 SP

Leftover Pasta/Spaghetti Squash (although mostly pasta!!) topped with Salmon that I cooked in a skillet in Olive Oil.

Tuesday Daily SmartPoints = 29


Breakfast – 2 SP

Leftover Egg Cups (Recipe to come!)


Lunch – 7 SP

Salmon Salad with Balsamic. Coffee and Water.

This Salmon was cooked to perfection! I like it pink inside. When it is cooked like that, not only do I love the flavor of it but I don’t use my salad dressing. I skipped on the chips that came with this and with the yummy fresh guac on top, who needs dressing anyhow??


Dinner – 16 SP

Easy. I ate more Plantains than pictured here. 

Two Chicken Salad (Rotisserie Chicken, Dry Roasted Almonds, Dried Cranberries, Celery, Green Onions and Mayo) Wraps and Trader Joe’s Roasted Plantain.

Wednesday Daily SmartPoints Total = 25

My Daily Points are 23. My Weekly Points are 35.

I have been trying to only use half of my weeklies and I am going into day 7 of my week with 19 out of 35 left, so I’m feeling good about my week and I like what the scale is doing.


Have a happy and healthy day!!

2018 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
Fitbit 10,000 Daily Steps

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



10 responses to Dining Out on WW Freestyle

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Youโ€™re very creative Ellen. I love it!!๐Ÿ’•

  2. RE: Two chicken breasts. The servers have been kind and charge me as if it were a side. The funniest check read $3.99- Side of French Fries! As if French Fries and a Grilled Chicken Breast could even be in the same sentence! If I cannot eat it all, I just bring it home.

    While I am talking about chicken– The Rotisserie chicken at Subway is not half bad. The chicken has no antibiotics etc and is zero points. I get a couple of portions, put them in my refig and am able to use them for easy protein during the week. Because the chicken is already cold, I go ahead and run it with cold water, hoping to eliminate some of the very obvious salt. It serves the purpose well.

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Awe. Thank you Ellen.

  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Marj,

    That’s great to hear! I totally agree. More time to eat, less time to track!


    Have a happy and healthy weekend!!

  5. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Ellen,

    You are SO welcome!! Thanks for letting me know. Super sweet!

    I will never forget (and I’ve talked about this before on the blog) being at a WW meeting as a member a really long time ago when a member talked about how she plated her food for her and her husband. It made them eat slower and appreciate their meal. I started plating my food that week!

    It does make a difference and it is nice to hear the hubs tell me how nice it all looks. Heck, maybe it even taste better!

    I am so happy to hear that you are figuring out how to make Freestyle work when you first were hesitant. That’s great!

    I LOVE LOVE that you ask for two chicken breast!! I have thought about that before but then didn’t. Do they charge for a double entree or just extra for the chicken? This a great way to be satisfied when eating out! Thanks so much for the tip. I might have to share this.

    Thanks for commenting. Have a great weekend!


  6. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    I am eager to get back. I will just be working as a receptionist at two meetings each week for now, but it will be good to get back to seeing members and chatting with them about their week. I LOVE that part of the job!

  7. YES!! I’m finding that Freestyle is a MUCH easier program to follow. I’m not constantly in my phone app checking for points before I eat.

  8. PS…Glad your recovery is progressing so well!

  9. First off, thank you for the time you put into this blog! Truly appreciate it. Next, you plate your food beautifully and it is a great message to the rest of us that we are worth the time and effort to have a meal that looks delish!

    As for eating out- prefaced by I initially did not like FS, but forced myself to figure it out. I find eating out to be easier because I no longer have to track most lean and clean protein. These points can used for a side, Bread, wine etc. I also have been making requests for 2 grilled chicken breasts, not one on my salad and always add some extras to any salad I order. (Corn and peas add volume and are filling. Adding them goes a long way.). First Watch makes awesome egg white omelettes- just ask for a dry grill. Their artisan bread is worth every bit of the 5 points they โ€œcostโ€ and I add about a small amount of real butter, so the meal has some fat. Eating out is still not going to be easy if I want pasta or something in a cream sauce or even fish broiled in butter, but I am willing to work it out. Just knowing I can have a side or bread allows me to be satisfied.

  10. Congrats on going back to work–I know you have missed your meetings and the members have missed you too.