After tracking my points for a few weeks now, I am starting to think about food differently. First of all, I am actually THINKING before I put something into my mouth. Do I really want it? Am I really hungry? How am I doing on points today? Keeping track of everything I eat and drink was a bit daunting at first, but I am now grateful for the responsibility that I'm learning.
Here are some things that worked for me this week:
~Cooked Spicy Turkey Pasta this week and the entire family loved it. It was odd though, cooking the turkey and seeing it just get whiter. See?
~Another tasty meal this week was Southwest Turkey Tacos. Even A. liked them and said, "It was like a fiesta in her tummy."
~Tried to follow my points very closely since I wasn't able to exercise a lot due to my cough.~The Progresso Light Soups are still a lifesaver, for a quick yet filling LOW point meal. I either eat Kashi crackers or a whole wheat tortilla with the soup.
~I did buy a few low point treats, two words: Skinny Cow. Two more words: Two points.
~ These fudge bars taste like mousse on a stick and only have ONE point! I like the word GIANT, too.
~I also like to scramble Southwestern Eggbeaters with Canadian bacon. Another quick protein I like is turkey pepperoni. These are all low in points and filling.
~I survived Bunco without eating any of the M&Ms or Reese's Pieces on the tables.
~I politely declined when another Amish friendship bread starter was offered to me. Thank you though!
~I have not eaten any fast food in three weeks. Wow.
~We have eaten out less. I can't live completely without Tex-Mex though, but I have scaled back.
My goal this week was to lose 2-3 pounds. After my moment on The Scale, I was happy to see the little sticker on my booklet said,-2.2!! Yea!! That puts me at 9.4 pounds total lost.
Goals for Week 4: Get more exercise in, at least 4 days--more if possible. Track my points closely and continue to think before I eat. Stop snacking at night(this is big for me).
I appreciate all your comments and encouragement last week. If you are on WW too, or making changes on your own, let me know so I can cheer you on too.