On the Menu This Week

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

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 23rd-27th Food and Exercise Journal

Holidays, holidays, holidays!!!!
So not much time for blogging, not to mention a not so hot connection.

Monday November 23rd
Ate 24 of 25 points earned 3 activity points.

Breakfast (5)-Blueberry-Almond French Toast Bake(5)
Lunch (6)-Minestrone soup (3), sandwich with laughing cow (2), pear (1)
Dinner (10)-Pork Picatta with sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes
Snack (3)-brownie

The pork picatta was excellent, savory, tangy and yummy. earned 3 activity points.

Tuesday November 24th
Ate 23 of 25 points earned 3 activity points.

Breakfast (5)-Cherry Vanilla Oatmeal
Lunch (5)-Tomato soup (3), sandwich with laughing cow (2)
Dinner (10)-Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut squash
Snack (3)-brownie

The stew turned out well. earned 3 activity points

Wednesday November 25th
Ate 24.5 of 25 points earned 2 activity points.

Breakfast (6)-Breakfast Sandwich
Lunch (9)-Roast Beef Sandwich
Dinner (9.5)-grilled Ribeye, artichoke and mayo

Travel day, UGH! Totally messed up day, eating lunch at 3 and dinner at 9....

Thursday November 26th
Ate 45.5 of 25 points earned 0 activity points, although I was on my feet more or less all day cooking.

Breakfast (6)-Portabello Benedict
Lunch (5)-stuffing, tomato juice
Dinner (34.5)-Turkey, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans with mushroom madeira sauce, creamed onions, stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, and pumpkin pie, wine

Turkey day. I planned to indulge this day and I did. It was excellent. I stuck to one plate no seconds but having the leftovers around stinks, note for next year don't stay where the food stays! :P

Friday November 27th
Ate 32.5 of 25 points earned 2 activity points.

Breakfast (4.5)-yogurt, orange juice, 1 slice of bacon
Lunch (14)-leftovers
Dinner (14)-grilled sausage, salad and blueberry pie

need to get away from the leftovers....

Running Weekly totals used 35 of 35 weekly points, earned 14 activity points, used 12 activity points. Glad I'm not weighing in this saturday...

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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