Category: Healthy Eating

Daily Dish Weight Watchers Eating Plan

Welcome to my second Daily Dish, part of my accountability plan for weight loss this year, along with tracking my food and regular weigh ins at Weight Watchers.


I’ve been holding steady at the top of my weight range for about a year now and I finally set my goal a little higher (about 8 pounds) than my original Lifetime goal weight. I honestly just wanted to stop paying for maintaining and my leader said it was fine. But I’m tired of this weight and more importantly I think my body is tired of the weight, too – my knees are creakier and I don’t have as much energy. So this is the year I want to get back to my original goal weight and then some and I’m hoping writing down my goals (and posting them online for all to see!) in the Daily Dish will help me. I’d like to be able to run without my knees hurting and do some 5Ks. I’d also like this new muffin top thing I’ve got going on to go away – whoever said 40 was the new 30 was not really 40.

And that’s why I decided to do the Daily Dish of what I’m eating – to help myself and maybe others, too. So here’s what I dished up today:


1/4 cup oats, cooked with 14 chopped almonds, plus a chopped apple, cinnamon and some stevia. (4 points)
1 light cheese stick (1 point)
Green tea
Total: 5 points


Chicken panini made with a sandwich thin (3 points), 3 oz chicken breast (2 points), 1 light cheese stick (1 point), 1 tbs pesto (2 points), sliced tomato and some spinach for some extra vitamins.
Weight Watchers zero point veggie soup (0 points)
1 orange
Green tea
Total: 8 points
Chicken Panini and Soup


Philly Cheese steak made with thin sliced top sirloin from Aldi (if you don’t have an Aldi, a very lean beef cut or even lean roast beef from the deli would work) (4 points), 1 hoagie roll from Aldi (5 points), 1 slice provolone cheese (3 points), grilled onion and peppers.
Side of steamed broccoli
Probably green tea!
Total: 12 points

That leaves me 4 points leftover which I will likely use on a square of a Hershey’s Giant Special Dark Chocolate bar or if I’m not full at dinner, a little extra meat or cheese.

I wasn’t tempted do much snacking this afternoon, though the frozen yogurt in my freezer did call out my name after lunch. I resisted though – that stuff is 8 points for only half a cup! It’s delicious, but definitely only for when you have extra smart points left which I do not.

I kept pretty busy because my boys were all home today (snow day) and I really needed to straighten up downstairs and clean my kitchen. I’m planning on cleaning out my pantry tonight so that will hopefully cut back on any temptations to just sit and mindlessly munch while I watch TV, something I am notoriously guilty of. Tomorrow will be a busy day at the office (a few days a week I don my Realtor hat and sell real estate), so it will be pretty easy to stay on track.

I hope this helps someone out there – you can do it!






Daily Dish Weight Watchers Eating Plan

As part of my new year’s resolutions this year, I’ve decided to make myself more accountable with my eating by posting what I’m eating. So this is my very first Daily Dish Weight Watchers Eating Plan!



I’m doing these posts for two reasons… First, I’m a lifetime Weight Watchers member so I’m supposed to be a pro at tracking. The fact is I’m lazy about it. Or sometimes I know I’ve blown it and I just don’t want to know how bad.  But I do best when I’m accountable, so I’m going to post how I’m doing with occasional posts about what I’ve eaten.

The other reason is that as a lifetime member I have lots of ideas of how and what to eat. So hopefully these posts will help some of you trying to work the plan to give you some new “real food” options that help to keep you satisfied and enjoying the journey while also seeing some results.

So here’s today’s Daily Dish:

Breakfast – Sausage patty and French toast (8 points) The French toast is just a slice of bread dipped in one egg and cooked with a sprinkle of cinnamon. I used cooking spray for no fat. I topped it with strawberries with a little stevia and an orange on the side. And I love tea, so a cup of Aldi green tea, too.

Snack – 7 Almonds (1 points)

No lunch because I ate a late breakfast

Snack – 14 Almonds and one sf pudding cup (5 points)

Dinner – 1 cup beef chili topped with 1/4 cup avocado (10 points)

Dessert – 1 s’more with 1 square Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate bar and 1 marshmallow (6 points)

Total Points: 29

Exercise: I didn’t really track this because we had a snow day today and just were out playing and walking in the snow. So probably a couple of points earned.

So I plan on posting the Daily Dish Weight Watchers Eating Plan a few times a week this year in hopes that it helps someone know what they can eat when on the plan (s’mores! Yay!) It really works and for me it works best when I fit in some treats along with filling foods like fruits, veggies beans and protein. Those are the things that keep me satisfied while the treats keep me happy. I would love know some of your meals and ideas for staying on plan or healthy eating in general, so feel free to leave a comment!