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)
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)
Total: 8 points
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!