As I look back over the past 5 weeks of Weight Watchers it’s important for me to look not only at my weight loss but also at how I have grown as a person.
Each week has been so different so far. One week I’ll feel great about the foods I am choosing and the next week I’ll feel like I’m making too many unwise choices. One week I’ll crank out 5 workouts and the next it’ll be 2.
The truth is, it can be hard not to get discouraged, especially when the scale isn’t moving the direction I’d like or at the speed I’d like. What I have to remember though is that I’m learning and I’m working to break habits I’ve had for 28 years.
At the beginning of last week (week 5), I was working hard to track all of my points but at the end of each day I was making unwise decisions in how I would used the remainder of my points… enter peanut butter and ice cream. After realizing my weaknesses, I cut out the trigger foods and continued to track my points Thursday-Monday.
Friday could have been a struggle while I was at Reebok Headquarters, but I worked to make wise choices and to track everything I ate while out of town.
Here’s a look at my Reebok eats for this WIAW!
I started off Friday morning with a venti peppermint tea in the hotel lobby and held off on eating breakfast until I arrived at Reebok. Reebok’s breakfast table had coffee, muffins, bagels, and a few cereals for us to choose from, so I took out my weight watchers points calculator and started figuring out the points values for the cereals on the table.
I was SHOCKED when I saw that this Kellogg’s Smart Start cereal cup was 8PP… not at all how I wanted to use those points at 9AM.
My only other option, since I knew bagels and muffins weren’t a wise choice for me, were cheerios.
I was actually super excited to see that this pack of Cheerios was just 2PP for the entire container. I ended up eating the cereal dry and enjoying my peppermint tea during our first Reebok presentation.
After our killer Crossfit workout, Reebok provided us with small snack bags filled with almonds, dried cranberries, and a few other nuts.
It was the perfect post workout snack. Not too sweet and not too salty. I tracked this mix as 8PP, bringing my total to 10PP for the day before lunch.
For lunch, Reebok provided us a wonderful salad bar filled with a variety of proteins and vegetables. I put a little bit of everything on my plate; lettuce, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, salmon, chicken breast, and sliced steak. I then drizzled a balsamic vinaigrette on top of my salad creation.
Although I do not know the exact points of my salad I calculated 15PP with the meats and dressing.
After our afternoon at Reebok, I headed to the airport at 4PM for my 6PM flight back to DC. Before getting on my plane I purchased a small bag of pretzels (4PP) and a turkey and veggie wrap with no condiments (9PP). After dinner I had used 38/37PP for the day, using 1PP from my weekly points allowance for the day.
Weekends are tough, but I worked hard to track everything this past Sunday-Monday. In the end though I still gained weight this past week.
Starting Weight: 234.6 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 223.6 lbs
This Weigh-in: 223.8 lbs
Difference: +0.2 lbs
Total Weight Loss: -10.8 lbs
Am I upset? Not really. Yes I have gained 0.4 over the past two weeks but I’ve learned a lot about my eating habits and have done some awesome workouts through Crossfit and with my football practices.
Moving into week 6 I have to be diligent about making wise choices and drinking LOTS of water. Neal and I will be in Iowa for Thanksgiving, which is always a challenge because we eat out for 95% of our meals. Still, I have a game plan and am hoping for the best come next weigh in.
What is your game plan for this week?
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