On the Menu This Week

Greek Style Cheeseburgers
Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Roasted Cornish Hens with Quinoa and Broccoli

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Weekly Round up 8/30-9/4

I got in 0 workouts this week.

OK so down to the nitty gritty of the week.
Summary I used 23.5/35 Weekly Points and I earned 0 Activity Points.

Saturday 44.5 of 26 points went out to dinner and had Mexican

Sunday 27.5 of 26 points Steak, baked potato and green beans for dinner, pancakes for brunch

Monday 28 of 26 points Feta Chicken pasta such an easy standby.

Tuesday 26 of 26 points made teriyaki sauce tasted so good, so much better than the stuff from a jar put it on pork tenderloin and a veggie stir fry.

Wednesday 21 of 26 points. leftovers for dinner and salad and fruit for lunch

Thursday 22 of 26 points way too many sloppy joes...

Friday 27.5 of 26 points made Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta, and made homemade "ice cream" which will be the recipe of the week

I earned no activity this week, my knee is pretty much in constant pain, but it was subsiding at the end of the week if this continues i'll work out on monday again. I'm looking forward to it as not working out is showing on the scale and that just sucks!
So today was the first week of WeightWatchers Lose for Good Campaign where WW will give up to a million dollars for weight members lose. My personal goal for this campaign is to get to 50 pounds lost which is 10.2 pounds which will be a challenge but doable.

Next Week's Menu
Saturday- Balsamic Chicken with mushrooms, Polenta with Baby Spinach, and Sautéed Zucchini with Oregano
Sunday- Cheesy Chicken Pasta Shells and Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
Monday-Garlic Cream Shrimp with Penne and Zucchini and Pinenut Pancakes
Thursday-Eating out
Friday- Eating out

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My Plan

I did WeightWatchers once before in 2004-2005. I lost 50 pounds. I gained some back going through my divorce but the good news is I kept off 20 of them until I restarted WeightWatchers in January 2009.

For the first time, I have found a plan that was easy to stick to. Something just felt right this time. Before embarking on WeightWatchers I re-read some books I had found helpful in the middle of my last journey. The books are listed under "Weight Loss" Books on the side bar, and a blog post about them will follow soon. These books helped get me mentally prepared to lose weight and they are the reason I think I am finding losing to be less of a struggle. I am not letting myself get discouraged by small gains and I am seeing far more consistent results.

WeightWatchers gives you a points target based on weight and basic daily activity level. Every food has a points value based on calories, fiber and fat. Then its like a checkbook you start with your daily balance, subtract for foods eaten and add for activity done which can earn you points. Exercise=More Food. Each food point is roughly 50 calories and each activity point is worth roughly 100, I use a heart-rate monitor to calculate my activity points earned.

You also get 35 weekly points to use as you want anytime during the week. For me the most successful both mentally and on the scale is to use most of those points on Saturday night for a splurge and to then stick to my daily points fairly closely the rest of the week. It helps me to know my favourite foods are only a week away if I want them. People can manage the plan however they want but for me this is the most successful. When I'm working out a lot I try to eat some of those activity points as well. Ironically I get much smaller losses the weeks I don't eat those points on Saturday, maybe it shakes up my metabolism, who knows I just know it works

Finally my last key to my plan is attending meetings. It helps keep me accountable and on track.

Weight Loss Slideshow