On the Menu This Week

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

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Weekly Round up 10/31-11/6

I got in 7 workouts this week.

Summary I used 32/35 Weekly Points and I earned 29 Activity Points.

I'm down .2 pounds, which is getting frustating. I missed my 30 AP goal by 1, but I was just worn out this week.

Saturday 59 of 26 points boring breakfast, ate out for lunch and dinner ugh, no workout.

Sunday 25 of 26 points. Earned 4 activity points

Monday 26 of 26 points. Earned 7 activity points

Tuesday 25 of 26 points. Earned 6 activity points

Wednesday 25 of 26 points. Earned 5 activity points

Thursday 25 of 26 points, leftovers. 5 activity points

Friday 23 of 26 points leftovers. 2 activity points

I had a goal of 30 activity points this week and I came up a bit short

I did 3 days of the Push up challenge, and did Squats and Sit ups one day each.

Next Week's Menu
Saturday- Out
Sunday- Homemade Pizza
Monday- Chicken Pot Pie and broccoli
Tuesday-Chicken Rollatini
Wednesday- Leftovers
Friday-Crab cakes with smarter tartar

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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