If you are trying to lose weight, and you don't currently journal or track your food and exercise, I highly recommend it! Tracking allows you to go back through your week and see what choices may have affected your results at the scale, whether a gain or a loss.
It's funny how things work sometimes. I had great success at the scale this week and I was able to enjoy Pizza, Beer, Ribs, Starbucks, a Grilled Panini and some cinnamon sugar Pumpkin Muffins. Those were some of my favorite things I had this week, all in moderation. I focused on the power foods this week and never felt hungry.
I only got exercise in twice this week, so that wasn't great, but I did lose 2 pounds, which got me back to 165, finally! I said I would be giddy when I hit 164 for the first time in YEARS, and hopefully next Friday will be major giddiness!
I made two new recipes, as I planned to do in last weeks "Reflection" post.
I made Pizza's using Portabella Mushrooms as the crust. We loved them! I will make those again for sure!
I modified the Pumpkin Poppers and turned them from 3 PPV a piece to 1 PPV. Honestly, they were so good I had to give some away and freeze the rest.
That was my successful week in a nutshell!
Friday started off with a cloudy sky, a cool morning, windows open and coffee in bed with the dogs.
Then I headed to my meeting hoping I might see 164 something..........
Hey, I only missed it by four tenths! But this is my lowest yet and that is the first time that number to the far right has said -42! Yay!
The meeting was awesome, as always. My WW Leader started off the meeting by passing around a XLARGE ziplock bag with EIGHT pounds of fat in it! It was gross. And it is just plain CRAZY how heavy EIGHT pounds is! I mean I'm thinking...."That's the extra weight on my butt and thighs!"
Once we all came out of our coma from shock, the meeting continued. 😊
On the way home, I happily munched on my banana feeling light as a feather, but then I kept thinking about that damn bag of fat! So I didn't eat anything else until noon.
At noon, I made this delicious, creamy egg white and cheese sandwich on toast.
4 egg whites
1 slice Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar
1 slice Trader Joes Bread
I knew this would last me a while with all that protein, and it did.
Then I met a girlfriend, and we thoroughly enjoyed our Friday afternoon out.
2 glasses of Wine.....
1/2 Edamame at Seasons 52.......
1/2 Artichoke Goat Cheese Flatbread at Seasons 52
This was my first time there, and I would go back for sure. The entire menu is online, so I was able to find the nutritional information to figure out the points. Perfect!
I was home shortly after 7:00 pm and Mike hadn't eaten, and since I had points left, I decided to eat my salmon that I had planned on eating for lunch.
I added red onion, feta, sliced strawberries and my Trader Joes Cranberry Walnut Gorgonzola Dressing........
Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate today and it's PPV.
Breakfast = 0
Lunch = 3
Snack = 18
Dinner = 7
Total = 28
Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 47
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9
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