On the Menu This Week

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

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Weekly Round up 12/5-12/11

I got in 7 workouts this week.

Summary I used 35/35 Weekly Points and I earned 26 Activity Points.

I'm down 1.2 pounds for a grand total of 50!!!!!!!

Saturday 60 of 25 points went to El Gaucho in Bellevue, really good steaks and lovely wine lis. Earned 2 activity points

Sunday 25 of 25 points. Earned 2 activity points, Made Tuna Noodle Casserole for dinner, lots of veggies, very tasty

Monday 25.5 of 25 points. Earned 5 activity points, Autumn Pot Roast for dinner, so many great root vegetables in it.

Tuesday 22 of 25 points. Earned 5 activity points. Leftovers for dinner and Sausage, Bulgar and Kale for lunch, quick, hot and delicious.

Wednesday 24.5 of 25 points. Four Cheese Penne Bake for dinner, very filling. Earned 5 activity points.

Thursday 24 of 25 points, leftovers. 5 activity points, leftovers

Friday 22.5 of 25 points leftovers. 2 activity points, leftovers

My plan for the coming week is to exercise every day with very light exercise on saturday and friday.
I hit 50 pounds I still want to hit 52 by January 10th to have 1 pound a week, it will be hard with holidays, birthdays etc but its still a goal... Basically 0.5 a week for the next 4 weeks, I think I can, I think I can.

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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