Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Even more spring!

Only .6 to get to where I was pre-vacation. I can do it!

It is sad that a number on the scale can affect my mood so much. But I learn I have to get on that scale every single morning. Otherwise I just don't mind the inspiration to eat well during the day. And I actually get giddy as I am going to bed if I think the scale will show a loss the next day. I know I've said this before, but eventually the weight won't come off as quickly (if I actually do the work, the weight has been steady, but since I am not very good at dinner time, it hasn't been as steady).

I spent a considerable amount of time yesterday trying to formulate new meals

This is my current meals and their new WW points
3/4 cup Kashi (3)
Yogurt (2)

Fruit cup (0)
Cheese stick (1)

Carrots (0)
Lean Cuisine Deluxe Pizza (9)
(8 oz regular coke (3) - this goes against my extra points)

Vitatop (3)
Fiber One Yogurt (1)

This only leaves me 10 points for dinner, which is not enough

So I am going to aim for the following to reach my 29 points
Breakfast (5)
Snack (1)
Lunch (8)
Snack (3)
Dinner (12)

So my breakfast and first snack can stay the same - may add some fruit to breakfast

Lunch is the biggest change - I can cut a chunk out of my pizza, which I was doing earlier in the fall, to make it 8 pts instead of nine. But we are also trying to cut back on our finances this coming year to save for a new house, so I figure instead of spending the $4 per pizza, I could also make sandwhiches, etc. So I figured out 8 point lunchs for PB&J, Egg Salad, Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Ham and Cheese, Turkey and Cheese, Pasta, etc. I've always brought processed foods for lunches, so this will be the biggest challenge.

And the afternoon snack has to change as well. I don't want to use a whole vitatop as my snack - I also need to fit in another dairy into my day (I don't think the 1 cheese stick counts towards a serving of dairy) So I came up with some other options as well for only 3 points.

And finally I went through all our most common staple meals and determined how much I can have for 12 points.

So all this said and done, I am not sure when I will actually put it into place. Maybe next week. We'll see. I'll get some of the items I need at the grocery store this week.

I can do this, I can do this. I want to see the scale say 18# very badly!

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed!!! Great job on sitting down and planning!