Week one is officially done!
Today was my first weigh in day at Weight Watchers. Do how did I do?
I lost 8.8 pounds!!
Now, I know this isn’t the normal. I totally ate differently this week than I have in a long time. I am following the Simple Start program right now so there is not a lot of counting points, but I think I did pretty well in counting the ones I needed to.
I am sure there will be set backs and weeks where I don’t lose or weeks where I will gain. I also know that in the beginning when you start eating healthier, you do lose weight. I’m not expecting this kind of results every week.
It’s just really nice to see that working hard all week and really trying paid off.
What did I eat all week?
Breakfast: This depended if I was at work or not. On the weekend I had hot oat bran with PB2 in it and a banana. If I was at work it varied from fat free greek yogurt with fruit, an attempt at an egg quesadilla, fat free cottage cheese, to a chicken breast on a flat one sandwich thin.
Lunch: I tried to have something different for lunch every day. Mostly chicken breasts with some type of vegetables. Although I did have a super yummy taco salad one day that have to make sure is in my regular lunch rotation.
Dinner: Again, mostly chicken, veggies, and brown rice. Last night I made sloppy joes and didn’t eat a bun and made a salad with the meat. Again…delicious!
I did not take my soup to work this week. Maybe I will next week although my lunch and break schedule next week is stupid so I’ll need to eat at my desk and not have time or really be able to warm anything up. I think I’ll have a lot of salads and sandwiches next week.
Being on this program this time around has been a lot of planning. I plan out what I am going to have for breakfast and lunch as well as bring a snack or two. If I eat the snacks I know they are good for me and if not, that is fine too.
This week I had issues with getting the grains in at breakfast. I think I either need to make my own breakfast sandwiches or bring in hot cereal in the morning. I don’t really care for oatmeal though. I may try Cream of Wheat since I don’t mind the oat bran all that much. It doesn’t really taste like anything but maybe if I get the chocolate flavored PB2. I really just want to try it before buying it (ha, just one clicked it on amazon – DAMN YOU ONE CLICK!!!) Anyway, looks like I’ll be trying that after Saturday. I’ll report on it next week.
What else…oh, I wrote down everything I ate. Like I said, I’m Simple Starting so I didn’t count points unless I needed to. Simple Start is a lot like the old Core program where some foods are considered ‘power foods’ and have zero points. They are the same type of foods and I did well on the core program. So I was happy to follow this plan. Well, not happy…I miss cake. And OMG… LAST NIGHT, the night before weigh in, my husband went to get Coldstone or Baskin Robbins…some kind of ice cream and he asked me if I want anything. Usually, my Coldstone order is a sweet cream with almonds, caramel, and extra Heath. But last night? I declined. I didn’t even see if they have a lower fat option.
I simply worked too hard all week for one ‘snack’ that would taste delicious.
I can’t say I’ll have that kind of willpower again, but last night I said “no” to ice cream. That is something. Even my dinner tonight, on weigh in day, was still following program. I had a 6 oz steak, broccoli, brown rice, and a salad with lite dressing. Only thing that really needed to be counted was maybe the dressing and the Parmesan cheese on the salad. (it was a side Caesar without croutons and I tossed the Caesar dressing) When I was in WW before, I’d use dinner on weigh in night as a ‘cheat’ meal and have what I wanted. Anything, pretty much, that I wanted. I don’t even want to do that right now.
Only other thing I want to add is that I wasn’t starving all week and seriously? I feel great. I didn’t have any sugar spike moments, which is something I was worried about and had been dealing with before I started WW again.
Anyone have any tips or recipes they’d like to share? Or if you need/want a weight loss buddy…. leave me a comment!!
Till next time…