Monday, September 14, 2009

Still going

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Hi everyone!! Are you surprised that I am still blogging this week? I am! LOL.
But seriously though, I am proud of these small things at this point - eating mindfully, counting points, making good choices.

Breakfast looks pretty boring right? There are mushrooms in that omlet though.

Breakfast
3 eggwhites
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
mushrooms
sandwich thin
banana
6 pts

Lunch
Tilapia
1 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp ff sour cream
1/2 cup black beans
3 taco shells
lettuce and tomato
8 pts

Dinner
1 potato (mashed)
1 tbsp ff sour cream
2/3 cup shrimp
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
mushrooms
8 pts
Oh! I also squeezed some exercise in today. Yay! I went for a bike ride around my neighborhood for an hour. I know that I have to be a bit more active if I want to see nice results on the scale this weekend.

I am considering taking up jogging. This is something I have always wanted to do and I always tell people I am going to start doing it. I am not talking about treadmill jogging though - I have that down. I want to be able to jog outside (when its not too hot) without giving up after 2 minutes. I am envious of people that I see casually jogging around the block. How can they do that?!? And quite a few of the people I know in blogland do it consistently.

Like Nessie. How do you do it girl?!? Please tell me your secret!

I am going to make an attempt this week at some point to do a test jog in my neighborhood.


Total for the day: 22 pts

Weekly Bonus Points Used: 0 pts
Bonus points remaining for the week: 34.5 pts

Not as planned

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My day was a mess. I picked the boyfriend up from the airport and ended up back at his place when the original plan was to go back to mine (where my safety foods are LOL)

I ended up having my first meal around 2 pm which is totally against my beliefs but I made the best of it. As always I had pasta - I dunno why the boyfriend and I always make pasta. Probably because it is really fast and easy to make.

Breakfast?
1 and 1/2 cup pasta
2 chicken drumsticks
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
spinach and tomato
1 tsp olive oil
9.5 pts

I was kinda pissed that I used so many points on my first meal of the day. I like to keep breakfast under 7, but considering I was kinda eating on the fly, I just adjusted the rest of my meals accordingly.

As promised, I made pizza again for lunch today. Yesterday's pizza tasted a bit better to be honest, but it was yummy all the same. And under 7 points for a personal pizza? Thats a pretty good deal to me.
Lunch
Homemade pizza!
(see yesterday's post for recipe)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp olive oil
veggies
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
6.5 pts

Dinner
Sandwich thin
Turkey
1 tbsp light mayo
1 cup mexican style chicken tortilla soup w/ added tomatoes
6 pts

So even though my day did not go as planned, I managed to stay within my points. GO ME! I really want to see something nice on the scale next Saturday. I am going to continue to be very frugal with my weekly bonus points this week unless some random social event happens. I hope everyone out there is having a great week!

Total for the day: 22 pts
Weekly Bonus Points Used: 0 pts
Bonus points remaining for the week: 34.5 pts

xoxo
dee.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I counted every single point today

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....and I am very proud of myself for it. It seems like such an easy thing to do, but to be honest every day is a struggle for me lately.

I went to my weight watchers meeting and was prepared for the worst. Yesterday was my boyfriend's sister's bday and (as you all can see) I did not blog. I ate so much food that it wasn't worth wasting my camera battery life on the many many meals I had. Its kinda comical the mix of different food I consumed yesterday - jamaican food for breakfast, japanese for lunch, greek for a *snack* lol (pita chips, pita bread, and hummus), and then a full on greek smorgasbord for dinner. Delicious. Not very nutritious. Oh and cake. I was prepared to be in the mid 160s. I felt pretty bloated and I woke up not feeling hungry which is a sure sign that I overate yesterday.

I was pleasantly surprised to be 162. That means that in the past two weeks I have gained 2.6 lbs. In total, I have gained 4.6 lbs since I have been back home. Would you like to hear the irony? Since I've been home the boyfriend has lost 5 lbs. LOST 5 LBS!! Practically every pound he has lost I have managed to find LOL. and I am the one making his meals! WTF?!?

There is nothing like a clean slate to make you feel like anything is possible. I ate well today. Really well. My sister borrowed my camera for the weekend because a friend of hers is getting married in Colorado so I have been forced to document my food adventures with (gasp) my camera phone :( Sorry guys!

Breakfast
3 egg whites
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cheddar cup cheese
sandwich thin
5 pts

I am very mad about the quality of the stupid camera phone pictures - particularly for lunch and dinner. The pictures do not do the meals justice. SOOO GOOD!! I made the crust of the pizza myself using whole wheat flour, a little salt, water, and a bit of baking powder. It was so great that I will more than likely make it tomorrow again (hopefully by then my camera will be back in my possession)
Lunch
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
mushrooms, green peppers
1 tsp olive oil
squash
6.5 pts

Snack
apple
weight watchers vanilla yogurt
(not pictured)
2 pts

Dinner
2/3 cup shrimp
1 tbsp honey
1 mashed potato
2 tbsp ff sour cream
zucchini
7 pts
I used the honey to marinate the shrimp. Really good. garlicky-sweet.

Dessert
Weight Watchers Cookies and Cream cup
(not pictured)
2 pts

I am going to make it my goal to use as few of my weekly bonus points as possible this week - planning wise anyway. I will only use my bonus points for unplanned things - like randomly eating when visiting a friends house or something like that. I think the main thing that has been ruining my efforts *ahem* has been the fact that I have been overeating daily all on my own and then overeating a bit more when I go visit or hang out with other people.

Cross your fingers that I have my camera tomorrow!

Total for the day: 22.5 pts
Weekly Bonus Points Used: 0.5 pts
Bonus points remaining for the week: 34.5 pts

xoxo
dee.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Source of Motivation?

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Like many recent graduates out there, I am unemployed.
Lucky for me I have some supportive parents. HEY MOM!
My mother has agreed to foot my weight watcher bill until I get a job. The only stipulation is that I have to go to my meeting every week, which is something I should be doing regardless.

But just knowing that I am doing this on someone else's dime is enough to force me to do well. Its different when I am paying for it and I have a shitty week. But now that my parents are paying the tab, I feel extra motivated to do it right and do it well.

Today I will blog just like yesterday, aiming to update after each meal.

Breakfast
1 whole wheat english muffin
ham
1 whole egg and 1 egg white fried
4.5 pts

Lunch
Mahi-Mahi fillet
1 tsp olive oil
mushrooms
yellow squash
5 pts
Snack
WW Amaretto Cheesecake yogurt
1 pt

Snack
1/2 fuji apple
0.5 pts

Dinner
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup black beans
1 tsp olive oil
green pepper and tomato
2 tbsp ff sour cream
7 pts

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Alright. The Vacation is (officially) over.

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I feel like crap. I have been the worst weight watcher ever. I am supposed to be watching what I eat - and I have been. Literally watching myself shove down ice cream and alcohol with abandon. Measuring nothing. Counting nothing.

My car got shipped from California yesterday and I was excited because my home scale was in it. Unfortunately, when I took it out and replaced the batteries, the stupid scale didn't work. Stupid broken scale. I really want to see how much damage I have done. Two weeks ago when I went to a WW meeting, I was glad that I *only* gained 2 lbs. And for all my fellow weight watchers out there, we all know that a 2 lb gain is easily rectified. But instead of getting my ass back in gear (like I said I would) I kept on winging it. I know my 2 lb gain has grown into something more significant. ::sigh::

I want to be more dedicated to my blogging. In LA it was easy because there was no family or boyfriend to distract me. Now I am always on the move, eating whatever comes my way. I feel a lack of control. I dont know what to do.

Today I am posting after each meal. Wish me luck.

Breakfast
FiberOne pancakes
1/4 cup sugar free syrup
3 scrambled egg whites
1 slice of ham
6 pts

Lunch
1 c. brown rice
eggplant and tomato
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp pesto sauce
6.5 pts

I decided to bake something today. I made a Honey-Spice Cake (WW recipe). My intention was to have it for dessert, but I ended up eating it after lunch. I baked them in a cupcake tin instead of making into a whole cake/bun just to make it easier for serving sizes. The recipe makes 12 servings, but I only managed to squeeze out 10 with the batter. I still count each little cake as 3 pts. Oh well. My sister had one and loved it...


Snack
Honey-spice cupcake
3 pts
Dinner
1 and 1/2 cup pasta
1 tsp olive oil
2 chicken drumsticks
pasta sauce
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
10 pts


Dinner was at the boyfriend's house so I ended up eating a little more than I should have. But its alright.


Total for the day: 25.5 pts

Thats all folks!

xoxo
dee.