Monday, April 1, 2013

Making Progress!

2 weeks under my belt on Weight Watchers, and I've lost 8.6 lbs!! I'm so happy that it's going well and I'm losing! I've had a few people tell me that I look like I've lost, but it's hard for me to believe them when I haven't even lost 10 lbs yet, however, when I put on my Northface jacket to take down the trash since my hubby forgot, I noticed it was fitting maybe just a tee tiny bit looser. Could be my imagination though. LOL!

I think the biggest change I've made is increasing the amount of vegetables I've been eating, especially salads, and trying to eat snacks in between meals so that when I sit down for a meal I'm not starving to death, which leads to overeating for me. My eyes get bigger than my stomach when I fix my plate, and I also suffer from "clean my plate" syndrome. I think that I have to eat every morsel on my plate because I can't stand to waste food! I still clean my plate, but I only put what has been measured and counted towards my daily points allowance. I don't go back for seconds, unless I account for the points.

Some foods I've eaten that I absolutely can't live without right now:
1. Briana's Poppyseed Dressing. It's creamy and sweet with a hint of onion. I love it on a mixed green salad bed with strawberries as a side salad, or I'll add grilled chicken and make it a main dish. I also will make chicken salad and use this dressing instead of mayo. It is NOT low fat or low cal. But it is so good, I just make sure that I measure out a serving (2 tbsp = 4 points) and use it wisely. My theory is I'd rather have less salad toppings (cheese, croutons, bacon bits, etc) but a really good dressing.

2. Vitacakes chocolate cake. These are in the freezer section at Wal-Mart near the frozen breakfast items. I'm sure if they catch wind that I like these, they'll stop carrying them. That's what happened with my frozen FiberOne Banana chocolate chip muffins I loved at one time. These little cakes are only 1 point on Weight Watchers. 50 calories, 1 gram fat, and 5 grams of fiber! They will satisfy your craving for a brownie. I'll put it in the microwave and put 1/4-1/3 cup of regular icecream on top of it, and it's so yummy!

3. Mission Carb Balance tortilla wraps. They're a great all-purpose wrap, I like to eat them with deli meat, lettuce, strawberries, and you guessed it, that poppy seed dressing. Sometimes I use light mayo instead. It's a good alternative to a regular sandwich which I get bored with very easily!

4. Nature's Own Oatmeal Toasters in Cranberry Orange flavor. These little things are like a square bagel without a hole in the middle. They are very thin but dense. They are 4 points each. As the name implies, I put it in the toaster and put 1 tsp of peanut butter on each slice for a total of 6 points. It's great with coffee in the morning for breakfast. I don't know why they call them oatmeal toasters, they aren't very oatmeal-y.

I still have not started exercising. It's been cold and yucky this past week, and honestly, I'd rather eat dirt. I have a friend that is moving just around the corner from us soon that is also doing WW and we plan on starting walking soon. 

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