Today is the last day to give me your weights for week 7!
So, I looked at the Weight Watchers article on tea because I do love my Caykur and found some last night... I knew it wasn't bad for me I drink tea black no cream no sweetener... however...
Now I have a terrible craving for blueberry scones!! WW website says the restaurant variety is 10 pts!! But I cannot find a light recipe ANYWHERE. Anyone have suggestions? I'm quite handy in the kitchen, so I want to be able to make a happy healthy version of this!
So, I went to enter my cup of skim milk for my cereal this morning into a tracker. As always, it came up as 2 points. On a whim, I decided to change it to 8 oz. That made it 1 point! How the heck does that happen!?!? I'm using the tracker's calculator, not the old tools or anything. AND, with my lunch, I brought a small, 8oz. can of green beans... it says a cup of cooked green beans is 0 points, but 8 oz. is one. WHAT'S GOING ON!?
Is there something I don't know about equivalencies? :(
I have officailly been on a "diet" so long that coke zero tastes just like regular coke to me........
Of course, that's after I just ate a huge gyro and plate of sloppy french fries, but a new beginning is a new beginning, right!?
CW: Not sure, as I haven't weighed myself in a couple weeks...it's probably about 210lbs now because I've been a really bad eater lately.
I just started WW back in October and lost 5lbs the first week! And then I fell off the wagon. I started a new job with different hours and my boss was doing a lot of "let me buy you lunch" so I was having a hard time committing to keeping up with the points. I've gone to a few meetings, but not as many as I should be going to, mainly because my work schedule and the meeting schedules don't match up real well. So I am happy to have found a (free!) online support group.
One of the things that I have noticed about WW that I get a little worried about is the push to use fat free and low fat items. I do not use artificial sweeteners and I do not use the FF and LF items as I am not convinced that they are good for you. There is too much processing involved, in my opinion, to consider them a healthy alternative. Is there anyone else out there trying to follow the program using other healthy alternatives?
I am looking forward to meeting people!
Clementines are back in season. You can have three small clementines for ONE point! I peeled them and put them in a measuring cup. They filled it up to a 1 1/2 cups. They count for three servings of fruit and they are delicious and filling! And because I'm thorough (read as obsessive) I also weighed the clementines and they are always around 8 oz which when plugged in to etools is indeed ONE point! I checked them twice and they are definitely nice :D
It's nice that one of my holiday traditions is actually quite good for me :D My mother always gets clementines around the Holidays.
Just thought I'd share the joy ;)
I have been on a plateau for about six months now. I've been tracking the whole time and have not once gone over my Daily+AP+FP on any week. Ever. Some weeks my weight crept up by half a pound., .2 lb., etc. I didn't understand what was going on. I know that I have been putting on muscle with the new trainer and much heavier lifting schedule but still...
Anyway, I looked back at the way I ate early on the plan, before I got "good" at it. And while I had a lot more points, I ate fewer sweets.
Yup, I'd been saving all my points for months every day for a big evening binge on 1Point sweets. The WW chocolate chip cookies and then a pizzelle (Italian anise cookie, the ones I buy are large and only 36 calories!) and then a pack of Hostess 100-calorie cupcakes. I tried to make sure that I had at least 4 and sometimes as many as 6 points an evening for my sugar splurge.
So last week I just stopped. Cold turkey on the sugar. If I want a sweet I take an apple or a pear.
I think part of the problem with the sweets was not only that they have no nutrition, but they also make me hungry. There were times when I had eaten a reasonable day worth of food and was suddenly craving more and more--sugar.
Has anyone else ever had this experience? has anyone experimented with eating/not eating sugar? IS this all in my head or does it make a difference? Thoughts?