On the Menu This Week

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

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Weekly Round up 9/26-10/2

I got in 10 workouts this week.

Summary I used 31/35 Weekly Points and I earned 42 Activity Points.

I'm down 0.8, which I should be happy about but I am honestly frustrated by. I shrugged off last week's gain as water weight from increased working out, BUT this week I only lost half of what I gained and I burnt over 4200 calories in exercise, never mind the food portion. So I'm frustrated. I took home the traveling journal from my WW meeting to see if it will work some magic for me. I already am pretty good about my journal but hopefully this will be my magic. I'm also going to try to focus on whole foods and cut out as much processed food as possible.

Saturday 50.5 of 26 points boring breakfast, BLTA on a sandwich thin for lunch, went to The tap house for beer and dinner

Sunday 30 of 26 points Cornmeal blueberry pancakes, pulled pork sandwiches and mac and cheese for dinner. Earned 8 activity points

Monday 25.5 of 26 points Peanut butter and banana on a sandwich thin, BLTA for lunch, Tuscan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables. Earned 10 activity points

Tuesday 28 of 26 points leftovers. Oatmeal, pad thai, mac and cheese. Earned7 activity points

Wednesday 26.5 of 26 points. leftovers. Earned 10 activity points

Thursday 26 of 26 points, leftovers. 7 activity points

Friday 33.5 of 26 points chopped chicken salad and chicken wontons for lunch, pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw. Made the dressing with low fat mayo and it turned out really well.

I had a goal of 35 activity points this week and I exceeded it! I earned 42 Activity. My goal for next week is still 35 activity points, this includes walking in the afternoon 5 days (I earn about 4 points on these walks) so that's only 15 activity points elsewhere, I will probably exceed this but the goal is 35.

I did 2 days of the Squats, Push ups, Sit ups challenges, Sunday is my last day of week one.

Next Week's Menu
Saturday- Ribs, Coleslaw and Mashed Potatoes
Sunday- Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
Monday-Chicken Paprikash and noodles
Wednesday-Beef Stew
Friday- Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

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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