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When you add it all up, it’s really not that bad!

How many of you have ever just said “screw it” and eaten something without thinking about the points, knowing you’re going over your daily target, and digging deep in to your weekly points?  You know, those days where you just don’t care, you’re going to eat that pint of Haagen Dazs, whether it fits in to your points or not?

 

Well, I bet you can guess that I have had one of those recently!

What is more stressful than money stress?  Is there anything out there that can send you flying off of the handle more than someone else screwing up your money and leaving you in a (temporary) mess?

2013-02-01 07.53.23Last night, when I was heading over to a friend’s place to watch a movie, I discovered a situation like I described above and decided that the only logical solution to my problem was to stop at the store and pick up not one, but two flavours of Haagen Dazs to drown my sorrows!   I mean really, what goes better with the 4th installment in my James Bond movie quest that Haagen Dazs, Vodka & maple syrup whisky?

This is all perfectly logical, right?

So here we are, snuggled up under blankets on the couch, 2 pints of ice cream and 2 spoons, eating away my stress!

Now I have to say, the ice cream was delicious, the vodka was calming, the whisky was smooth and the movie was hilariously retro!

But this morning, it the harsh light of day, reality set in.   Yesterday was my 12th consecutive day of tracking honestly & accurately and I had ruined it by having a free for all ice cream binge!! Just to be on the safe side, I was going to have to write off all 49 of my weekly points and the 15 activity points I had left in the bank!

Or was I?

A quick text message to my friend, and I had the information I needed to figure this out.

I was told that we ate about 1/8th of one flavour of ice cream, and 1/2 of the other flavour, so with a little research I was able to figure out that flavour #1 was 30pts+ for the entire container, and #2 was 36pts for the same.  I then asked how much of that my friend thought we each had and was told it was 50/50. So from there I figured out that I had 1/16th of flavour #1, which works out to 2pts+ and 1/4 of  #2, or 9pts+ worth.  So that means I had 11pts+ worth of ice cream!

Now, on to the alcohol. Vodka is 2pts+ for one ounce, and there was less than an ounce left in the bottle. That fact alone was probably a lifesaver, because I am sure that the points spent on Vodka could have been much higher had there been more available to me!  The maple syrup whisky is a bit tricky to figure out the points for, since it’s not your average item that is in the Pocket Guide! I gave it a value of 4pts+ based on the fact that it is definitely a sweet liquor, and most sweet liquors are 4pts an ounce!

So instead of the 64 points I was going to count to atone for my sins, it turns out that by taking a look at the facts I figured out that it had only been a 17pts+ night!

And if you look at the fact that I still had one daily point left, and 15 activity points in the bank, it really wasn’t that bad!

I am SO GLAD I took the time to sit down and figure out exactly how much ‘damage’ I had done last night.  It turned out to be nowhere near as bad as I thought., and once I go for my run tonight, my activity points will be back in a positive balance. If only I could say the same for the balance of my bank account.  Unfortunately that problem is going to take ‘2-3 business days’ to resolve!

 

Have you ever taken the time to look back and figure out to get a realistic idea of what you did, rather than just writing off all your points, or worse, just sliding down that slippery slope of “well, I already screwed up the week, so why bother?”?

 

 

 

Sometimes I forget that I’m not fat anymore!

524426_10150924833127629_1839616826_nSometimes I forget that I’m not fat anymore. I forget that I am a fit, energetic, active person!

I realize that sounds crazy, but it’s true. I often refer to myself as a ‘fat person in a skinny body’, since I will ALWAYS struggle with my food weaknesses.

Most people who know me now never knew fat me. They never new the girl who would buy A&W on the way home from work, order the Chubby Chicken sandwich, regular fries, a side of onion rings (with honey mustard dipping sauce) and a DIET coke,  then eat it form the bag in bed, with my laptop on my knee.  (That meal, by the way, is 42 PointsPlus Values, which basically means I’d have to run a marathon to burn that many calories!).  They never saw me roll over in bed, throw the A&W bag on the floor and go to sleep.  No one who knows me now knows that I used to get in to bed at 5pm after work and stay there until I got up for work at 6am the next day.  I actually don’t think anyone who knows me now would believe what I just wrote.

The thing is, I know that’s how I was, I still remember it. And even now, after 6 years on WeightWatchers, with almost 5 years at goal, sometimes I forget how far I’ve come.

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When you look at my ‘statistics’  from a logical standpoint, they will tell you I am a fit, active person.  5 marathons, 16 half marathons, multiple 10, 8 & 5K races.  Hundreds of kilometers run on an annual basis, not only on the nice weather days, but also in rain, wind and snow. I see the race bibs and medals on the walls at home all the time. My apartment is filled with reminders of what I’ve done.  But sometimes I still forget I’m not fat anymore!

This past weekend, I went on an adventure to a place called Myra Falls, in Strathcona Provincial Park.  It is an absolutely gorgeous place, well worth the almost 4 hour drive!

As you can see from the picture below, there is plenty of snow on the ground up there. In fact, when we arrived, we found that the access road to the parking area was still covered in snow, so we would have to park on the road and walk in.

I remember my first reaction to having to walk in being “ugh, I didn’t sign up for hard work today. This is going to be hard!”.   Then once we walked in to the parking lot, we saw that the trail to down to the falls was covered in untouched, knee deep snow.  Again, my reaction was “ugh, this is going to be hard”, but I kept my thoughts to myself and we proceeded down the trail.  I took the lead, since I was the only person wearing actual snow boots, and made my way down the never ending hill.

At one point we rounded a corner and I saw fallen trees blocking the trail and tried to use it as an excuse to turn back, but I was overruled!   It was at this point that I turned to look back up the hill and realized just how much of a climb the return trip would be!!!  And yet again, my reaction was “ugh, no! This SUCKS! I’m never going to make it back up that hill!!!”

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After spending about half an hour or so having snowball fights, taking pictures and admiring the falls, it was time to head back up the trail to the car.  I was DREADING this!  In my mind on this day, I was still a fat, lazy out of shape person, and there was no way I was capable of climbing that hill back to the car!

In my head, I was remembering a summer day about 15 years ago, in a previous life, when N’s parents were out here visiting from Winnipeg.  We went on a hike out to Sooke Potholes and I swear, it almost killed me!  Walking up the hill to the old abandoned resort site I was huffing and puffing and whining about the hill, and the heat, and how hard it was.  In my head, I was still fat, and today was going to be just like that day, only I’d be whining about the cold instead of the heat!

Hmmm, turns out I was wrong.  It turns out it was all in my head! (Imagine that!)

I admit, I was breathing heavy on the way back up the hill, but then that’s normal.  The thing is, I didn’t really struggle.  My legs didn’t hurt, my heart rate wasn’t excessive, I wasn’t completely out of breath, I didn’t need to take a breather. I just walked back up the hill like it was nothing.

It turns out that I’m not actually fat & lazy anymore.  It turns out I am a fit, active, energetic person who can easily do things that she would have once avoided because of the physical inability to actually do them!  It turns out, I am the new me!  (haha, that was cheesy!)

 

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Let’s get serious!

Let’s get serious for a minute here!

 

I am willing to bet that the majority of us got a little too ‘festive’ over the holidays!

The temptation was out of control, and in my case I have to admit that it was self inflicted!

I got this smart idea to try baking for Christmas!  Yup, I filled my house with all the things that tempt me, with the intention of gifting it all to others!  Well, to make a long story short, I ended up having to toss most of it in the garbage because the temptation was too much and the craziness of the holidays made finding time to see the people it was for near impossible!

Add to that the number of social gatherings, fun outings and extra Weight Watchers meetings I worked through December & the Holidays, and my exercise routine went out the window too. Now I’m happy to day that I did better than last December, but it still wasn’t as good as it could have been!

 

So now January is here, and it’s back to my first normal week of the year.  Back to my normal work routine, my normal running routine and my normal social routine.

It’s also time for the start of the Island Race Series.  This is a series of 8 races of varying distances, every second weekend from January to April.  I always use the race series to get my butt back in to gear and get refocused on my running goals.  There’s nothing like running against the clock every second weekend to push you to train harder!

Another great thing about the race series, and my desire to perform well, is the fact that it is the perfect motivation to get my eating back in order!

2013-01-06 14.30.40Yesterday, I spent the entire afternoon cooking!

WeightWatchers 0pts+ Soup,  12 servings of it.  Plus 10 homemade frozen meals to have on hand for my lunches this week!

Lately I’ve had this nasty habit of eating out, and letting perfectly good food at home go to waste,  so yesterday I cooked up every vegetable I had in the house, and a bunch of chicken breasts, and packaged them up in to ready to go meals!

I also opened a few cans of fruit, drained off the juices and made single serving fruit snack packs!

My fridge and freezer are FULL of healthy options and I have NO EXCUSES not to get it right this week!

 

Today I filled my bag with 3 different half cup servings of fruit, 2 bananas, a 1/4 cup of vanilla greek yogurt, my usual (7pts+) oatmeal breakfast concoction, and a lunch of stirfy veggies & beef!  Including my morning coffee, that means I have 17 points worth of food with me at work today, leaving me 9 points for my evening meal & snacks!

I think this is a good start to the week, and a good start to getting back on track after a holiday season full of temptation!

 

How are you getting back on track after the most fattening time of year??

K.

So what does the 360 in WeightWatchers 360° mean anyway?

Since the launch of the New Weight Watchers 360° Program a month ago, I’ve been asked a lot of questions.

People want to know what I think about the program, they want know how it is different from PointsPlus, they want to know what the changes have looked like from my point of view. So because of all the questions, and all the hits on this blog searching for “WeightWatchers 360”, I thought it was time I answered some of the questions!

 

So, what do I think of the program?

I have to admit that when I first learned of the changes, and first started watching training videos, I was confused. I didn’t see what the big deal was, or what exactly all the changes were. The only thing I saw was that I would have to learn a new way to present my meetings.

It wasn’t until I watched a video of WeightWatchers CEO David Kirchhoff that it clicked. He said that PointsPlus taught us what to eat, and 360 will teach us how to live. He went on to say that WeightWatchers has taken the habits of its most successful members, and incorporated it in to what we talk about in the meeting room.   Suddenly it all made sense. It didn’t seem new, because I was already doing and I LOVE that. I love that we will now be teaching members how to make real changes to their lifestyles, in order to make this a lifestyle change, not just a method of weight loss!

So how is it different from PointsPlus?

Have you ever going to your weigh in, and seen that number on the scale higher than it was the week before?  And what is the first thing you get asked? “Have you been tracking?”. Right… because tracking is the answer to every thing.  Not really. But it is a part of the equation. The rest of the equation involves getting the junk out of the house, and making healthy choices become second nature. In other words, you need to think about your tracking, your spaces and your routines, the three parts of the 360° program.

Now, what have the changes looked like from my point of view?

Well, it is definitely taking me some time to find my groove. I fumble from time to time, but I am absolutely loving the concept of the Monthly Routine. I love the focus on how to integrate healthy living in to your daily live, instead of just talking about what to eat.

I think my favourite part of the 360° is the idea of three hundred and sixty degrees of support. The idea that you can reach out and get support from Weight Watchers 24 hours a day. The community message boards on the websites, the 1-800 numbers, twitter, facebook, meetings and open hours. There are so many places to get support, and hopefully my online presence is one of them.

 

My overall opinion of the new program is that I love it. It is the best change I have seen in all the years on the program, and I am excited to see all the new members coming through the door over the next few weeks to learn all about it. I’m excited to see the new successes that long time members are starting to have.   I love this time of year at Weight Watchers. I love the buzz and excitement in the meeting room. I love the new commercials on TV. I love all the new voices and opinions and questions in the meeting room!

 

I can’t wait to share the new program with all the new members, both in the meeting room and online.

 

Guest Post – Karen – Christmas & a month of Weight Watchers 360

It’s been almost a month since we started the new Weight Watchers 360 program.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to adapt to the new program because it was all about the non food parts of the program and for the most part I haven’t thought about that.  I focus on the Points of the food and making the best choices I can and haven’t worried about the “where and the why”.  Weight Watchers 360 has made me think about other things than the food.

 

I love routine normally but it has taken a bit to get into the Routines so I log on every morning and reread the routines I have chosen to focus on.  I track online and I love getting rewards so it’s cool to see the tokens appear when I have accomplished the three routines I have selected.  I have chosen “Eating breakfast” as one and every morning I make sure to eat a balanced breakfast.

 

I also chose “Is what I’m eating worth the WW points” – really important because I’m now down to just 26 daily points.  I want to make sure I use my daily points for real food that will satisfy me and not on junk food.  If I want junk food I have to dip into my extra points or earn some activity points.  This is new for me because before I just ate whatever  and counted the points but this routine has made me focus on the “WHY”.

 

The third routine is “Waiting before I take seconds”.   I think hard about this and I’m not having too much trouble with this one so it’s time to choose a new Routine to learn.

 

I wasn’t sure I would like the new Program because it seemed  too “out there” but so far so good.  It got me thru the days leading up to Christmas and I made good choices on Christmas morning when I was faced with a table full of finger foods at my Mom’s… everything from chicken wings, little quiches, cheese and sausage on crackers and butter tarts.  My plan was to have one butter tart and then turn to the veggies and dip and I succeeded.  Christmas dinner was at my sister’s and we do it potluck style and everyone brings a dish.  I did the carrots and brussel sprouts and another sister did turnips with carrots so I was able to stay away from the casserole style veggies.  I used some points for a small piece of cake for dessert and felt satisfied.  All in all it was a good day and when I got home I tracked the day and moved on.  Today I will choose a couple of new routines to focus on and read some more on the “Spaces” section of the website.

 

This past Saturday was the first weigh in after Christmas and I was there bright and early to weigh in and learn some more about the WW 360 program.  It’s been good so far, I even lost weight over Christmas.

Find me on Facebook!

With all the excitment of the new  WeightWatchers 360° program, and the focus on giving members 360° of support, including the official WeightWatchers twitter and Facebook accounts, I thought it might be time to back up this blog with a Facebook presence!

 

I’m hoping that members will be able to reach out to me there,  as well as connect with each other outside of the meeting room, to build closer relationships and get more support!

 

Check it out and share it with your friends!

The New Kirsty – Runner, Weight Watchers Leader and Work in Progress

 

Guest Post – “Why did you join Weight Watchers?”

Recently, with the impending launch of WeightWatchers 360°, I thought it would be fun to look at the Program through the eyes of a member.  I thought it would be interesting to see how they work the program, and how the transition to 360° impacts them.

I asked 2 members to help me, 2 members of different generations, 2 members with different life experiences and points of view.  First off, we have Christina, representing  the under 25s.

I hope you enjoy this look at the program from different perspective.

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“Why did you join Weight Watchers?”
Good question.

Let’s back track for a moment. In light of recent changes to the Weight Watchers program (i.e. Weight Watchers 360), I wanted to take a look back at my initial motivations and reasons behind becoming a WW member. Not only is this exercise for myself as I move closer towards my goals, but I figure I’d introduce myself. Kirsty kindly asked me to share some of my experiences on ‘I am the new me’ and I am more than happy to let you all in on what it is that brings me to those weekly meetings and my daily Points Plus Tracker.

When I started university in 2007, I began to develop some really solid, healthy routines. When I reflect on the conscious changes I made, I think I was really just trying to mitigate my high school experience, which involved a complete lack of exercise and healthy eating. When I moved to Victoria, I committed myself to joining a gym, food-journaling, regulated portions, and eating ‘smart’. I wanted to be healthy. I didn’t exactly know what that meant, but I set out to learn. My body changed a lot during those first two years of university – I lost a bit of weight, developed strength and flexibility… I most importantly developed a whole new appreciation for a lifestyle that was rewarding in so many different ways.

My weight started to slowly creep back up after the summer of 2010. I had spent 6-months abroad studying, traveling, and eating my way across Europe. I attribute my loss of routine during that 6-month period to about a 9lb weight gain that just never really went away. I was disappointed.

Once I got back into Canada, a new job brought me heavily into the running community and I eventually started training for my first half-marathon. I thought maybe it would be my exit strategy to get rid of some of the pounds that I had adopted abroad, but sadly, it did not. Running fuelled my hunger to new proportions, increased my muscle mass, and just added to the bulk that I was increasingly disappointed with.

Now don’t get me wrong – lots of people can get away with running without gaining weight – or even come out loosing weight for that matter. At the end of the day, however, I was OK with where I was. My cardio endurance was great. The accomplishments and feeling of ultimate success when I passed those finish lines was worth far more to me than those extra 9lbs. I was happy to run 15k on a Sunday, only to go chase it down with a stack of pancakes, complete with cream cheese syrup and buttery toppings. Or so I thought…

The highs and lows as I like to call them started to get to me. I struggled with crazy peaks of hunger, exhaustion, and extreme guilt regarding my food choices. I found myself unable to strike a happy-medium.  All of this aside, I was also having a difficult time getting back into some of my best routines from before I moved away – especially those relating to my food allergies. As someone who is allergic to wheat, I had forgotten how important it was for me to avoid it all together and became complacent on how awful it made me feel. It’s a slippery slope… my discomfort became masked by continued servings of bread, pizza and cookies and I began to forget how good I felt without it.

Fast-forward two years to September 2012.  My half-marathon training #2 was coming to a close, I was really getting into a good grove with a new job, recently moved into a lovely new apartment with my best friend – things were good. Really good, in fact. I felt like I was in a great place in my life and there was just that one thing missing. Or that I would like to be missing I should say. Those gosh darn 9lbs.

Those 9 represented more to me than just a number on the scale. Loosing them meant gaining my control back, reconnecting with my healthy habits that I had worked so hard to develop. Learning to say “No”… eating for the right reasons. And I knew there was more than 9lbs to go – but that initial hurdle was the first step.

Here enters Weight Watchers. My roommate, who had previously lost 25lbs on the program, wanted to get back on track. Her last year of university set her back on that accomplishment and she was ready to commit again. She sold me on the mantra and I was willing to give it a shot.

“Why not?”

 

Stay tuned for my next post when I discuss my first impressions of Weight Watchers, how those first two months went, and my transition to Weight Watchers 360.

WeightWatchers Changes Are Coming, and they call it 360°

 

I have to admit it, every year when the teasers start coming in our staff emails, I get a little nervous.

Everyone fears change.

Our members fear change. They trust the program that they know, so when we tell them we’re changing it, it causes fear.

Here’s the thing I’ve learned over the years though, WeightWatchers always changes for the best!

 

When we first launched PointsPlus in 2010, I was one of the resistant ones.  They introduced us to the program, and asked us to start living it, 3 weeks before a race I was training for, and there was NO WAY I was changing my routine at that point in time.   Once the race was over, I started living PointsPlus, and I admit, it was hard at first, but once December rolled around and we were talking to members about it, it all got a lot easier.

The PointsPlus program has, by far, been my personal favourite version of the WeightWatchers Points system.  So when teasers starting coming that there were changes in the works, I worried.  I worried, but I KNOW WeightWatchers only changes for the better.

Once I saw the training materials, and watched the videos, it all started to make sense.

Don’t worry, PointsPlus isn’t going anywhere. We’re not changing that!

What is changing is that we will be presenting things to you!  It’s going to be more fun, it’s going to be more interactive, it’s going to make more sense!

I’m not going to tell you all about it, you can go to WeightWatchers.ca to read all about it!  What I am going to tell you is that I am excited about it!  I’m excited to talk about the new science that backs up the plan! I’m excited to start using the new tools!

Most of all, I’m excited to see all the members having more success than ever!

So, check out the meeting finder and make your way to a meeting so that you can hear all about the new WeightWatchers 360° program starting the week of December 2nd!

 

 

 

On being anonymous after 5 years.

On January 2nd, 2007 I joined WeightWatchers.

Om January 3rd, 2012 I went to a WeightWatchers meeting in another city, where no one knows me, so I could sit down as an anonymous member and get myself refocused.

I’ve been a member for 5 years, I’ve been at goal for over 3 years, I’ve been on staff for 2 years.

All of these are great things, but sometimes I miss being ‘JUST’ a member.

I can go to any WeightWatchers meeting in Victoria that I want. I can attend as many meetings as I can fit in to my schedule, but I can’t be a member.  All the staff in Victoria know me, and while they are great, that means I’m not ‘JUST’ a member when I go in to their meeting room.

So why did I want to be ‘JUST’ a member?

The answer is simple. I lost focus. I was gliding. I was sliding. I was slipping.

To quote a blog a read recently: I wasn’t out of control, but I wasn’t IN control.

 

With it being the New Year, and my 5 year anniversary on program, I thought this was the perfect time to refocus.

The first thing I did was commit to tracking again!   The first couple days were a struggle.  I tracked everything, but couldn’t seem to stay within my daily points target.  I am very thankful for my weekly points plus allowance and my activity points right now.

The second thing I did was get back in to my activity routine. As I have on New Years Day for the previous 4 years, I got up in the morning and headed out to the Running Room for the annual Resolution Run.  I ran the 5K distance, but there is also an option for a 10K.  I also got out on my bike for half an hour on the 2nd.  Being active again feels good.

The third thing I did was to make the decision to attend a meeting as an anonymous member. I decided that I was going to weigh in as a member. I wasn’t going to tell them I was staff, EVEN if I was above goal and had to pay the weekly fee.  I wanted to maintain my anonymity.

 

I have to tell you, it was so nice to be in a meeting room where no one knew me.  It was great to participate in a meeting as a member. I also have to say that it was eye opening to experience the nerves of weighing in as a member. To know that if I wasn’t within 2lbs of my goal weight I’d have to fork over $17.91 really made me nervous.  (Thankfully I was JUST within my free buffer zone) I sat through the meeting, listening to the chatter of the regular members, and watching the shy nervousness of the new members. I participated in the meeting, answering questions and sharing my experiences. I even stayed for the PowerStart Session: Power Choices.

I managed to maintain my anonymity right up until the very end.  Right until the point where the leader said “Wow, you’re really informed, you should think about becoming a leader”.  I laughed and confessed that  I am already a leader, and thanked for her for the great meeting and for letting me be ‘JUST’ a member again for an hour.

As a WeightWatchers Service Provider it renewed my appreciation for what members feel every week when they come to their weigh in.  It was also really nice to see a new leader, with her own style, and how she relates to her group. It really made me feel re-energized as a leader and gave me new ideas on how to approach my meetings.

Seeing a new leader, through the eyes of a member has inspired me and given me all kinds of new energy and new ideas that I am going to bring to my meeting room this week.

I feel refreshed and re-energized both as a member and a leader.

I’m looking forward to taking on PointsPlus 2012, and motivating and inspiring my members to have all the successes they can achieve.

A week of what I eat – Day 7

Day 7!

Wow! I am totally impressed with myself that I made it this far! Today is going to be a tricky one, since it is weigh in day, and I lead a Weight Watchers meeting after work tonight.  On Thursday, everything I eat is done so “on the run”.

By now, you know how the day starts. With a cup of tea at home and one on the drive in.  Yup, a pretty standard morning in that respect.

 

 

 

Old habits die hard, and even though I work for Weight Watchers, I am still very much a Member first.   Thursday is weigh in day, and I have this thing about eating breakfast on weigh in day.   I guess I think that eating a heavy, hearty bowl of oatmeal on Thursday will erase all the hard work of the rest of the week.  Yes, I know it is irrational, but if there is one thing I know, it is that the majority of Weight Watchers members have some kind of weigh in day routine or superstition!  So I don’t feel alone, tell me, what is yours?

 

 

Something I love about this picture of my morning coffee, which today is made with  a WW Chocolate smoothie, instead of chocolate milk, is that you can see my “I LOST 5 POUNDS!” bookmark in the background, with my collection of 5lbs stars & Bravo Stickers!   That bookmark has been on my desk for 3 years now, to remind me what I have accomplished!

 

My Thursday, Roast Beef Sandwich! I wait all week for this sucker.  The place I go knows exactly what I want, and how I like it.   It is worth every single one of the 10pts+ I track for it!

 

 

 

 

The other thing I wait all week for is this delicious piece of chocolatey, sugary goodness.  A Nanaimo Bar. From the bakery I normally go to. Not a tasteless, cheap, imitation from some other place!  This nanaimo bar was absolutely worth the 6pts+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, here is where we get in to some serious honesty.  This used to be my weekly treat. And when it was my weekly treat, I didn’t track it. I once calculated the points, and it is worth 9pts+. It is Rice Pudding. It’s an English thing.  Lately, I’ve only been having it once a month… and I still don’t track it.  I don’t know why, I just hate tracking it.  Maybe it’s the ‘uh oh, I’m being naughty’ feeling that comes with eating something without tracking it, I don’t know. The thing is, I DO eat it, and I KNOW it is 9pts+, so I’m not fooling anyone, especially not myself!

 

On Thursday after work at the day job, I get in the car and head straight across town for work at Weight Watchers. With just 45 minutes between the two jobs, I have to grab something quick, filling and portable.   Enter, beef jerky! only 2pts+ for the package, and it totally holds me over until the end of my meeting.  Throw a banana in there to fill me up, and you have a satisfying, speedy, transportable ‘meal’.

 

 

 

Once I got home from work, I couldn’t resist the urge for another bowl of weetabix, but this time I managed to stick to just 3 biscuits (5pts+) and 1/2 a cup of milk(1pts+), for a total of 6pts+.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, there you have it, one week of what I eat. All 7 days!

What do you think?? Manageable? Livable? Satisfying?

 

Does anyone want to send me in the pictures and descriptions from one day of their food, for a guest post in the coming weeks??

 

K.