This week I lost a pretty good amount of weight! What’d I do? Nothing crazy, took some advice from friends like Kris and Mindy who commented on my post last week:
I thought about what makes me feel satisfied, what foods are “whole” also known as Power Foods on Weight Watchers. I thought about how much I eat out and how Kris reminded me that the nutritional information at restaurants isn’t always spot on. I didn’t go crazy with measuring but I also was a bit more careful with it. I made sure to have fruits and veggies with every meal or snack. I ate out less and I drank beer only one night and it was just samples with my Barley’s Angel’s group, I also cut out cola except for ONE night because I needed some caffeine and something that was diet. I think that having at least one fish night a week is really good for us, too. I’m a big fan of steelhead trout these days, it tastes and looks like salmon, but is way less expensive and is even a little more moist.
What made me feel satisfied: home made food
What did I drink: water, sparkling water, tea, coffee, skim milk (some diet soda but without any cola)
What did I prepare: LOTS of Weight Watcher’s and Hungry Girl recipes!!
How did I do it: I sat down on Sunday and whipped through the Weight Watcher’s recipe pages and printed out what looked good like a madwoman and threw them in a folder. I did the same with my Hungry Girl to the Max cookbook.
Step 1: Grab all the recipes you can in about 30 minutes and get them all in one spot either in a book or printed out
Step 2: Pick 5 that you want to make that week
Step 3: Make a shopping list of what you don’t already have in the house
Step 4: SHOP!
Step 5: Cook what I want for dinner
Step 6: (if its a Sunday or Saturday, cook what I want for lunches!)
It seems simple enough, but I wasn’t doing this very often, now I will be. This week I have a whole week of lunches, plus other leftovers if I get too busy to cook during the week. I get to eat Weight Watchers Baked Pasta with Butternut Squash for lunch this week..mmm with cheese, squash and spaghetti, mmmm!!!!
Then leftover at home I have chili and chicken parmigiana!! All were recipes from the weekend!
I’m also prepared to make buffalo chicken fingers this week as well
We learned this last month in Weight Watchers and it finally has hit my brain and is proving to be true, preparing my own food and planning ahead what I will eat, especially dinners…really helps me stay focused on my points for the day because I feel satisfied and PROUD of what *I* made…I know what’s in it, I know its good for me, and I know its tasty already. I look forward to the meals I made or will make for dinner, and it keeps me on track all day. I know how many points I can have the rest of the day! (This can be translated to calories or whatever type of plan you are on)
Another good thing about prepping ahead: you get all the dishes done on prep day instead of washing pots/pans/mixing bowls etc repeatedly all week..its SO NICE!
I kept the ball rolling…I made ahead and planned meals for this week, too. Loving this!
Oh, and I’ve earned 12 activity points for WW this week so far (I go Wed – Tue). Add something active and fun into your weekend as a social event or something with a loved one. I’ve been lifting weights and walking/running on the treadmill, too.