Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Weight Watchers: Week 2 Weigh In

Hi all! Sorry to post this several days past my weigh in day, but life has been very busy.

As promised, I am here to tell you how my week 2 weigh in went. I lost .4 lbs during week 2. I'll admit, I was a little bummed that I only lost half a pound, but then I quickly realized "Hey, at least I still LOST weight!". I also realized that maybe the food choices I made last week weren't quite the best. My goal this week is to tweak my meal choices and see if it makes a difference.

Last week I made one of my favorite new recipes - Chicken Tortilla Soup (a la the Pioneer Woman). Since the recipe didn't have the nutrition facts included on the website, I had to search the Weight Watchers website for a generic Chicken Tortilla Soup with Cheddar Cheese and Tortilla Strips category, which I found... and that's what I used to count my points each time I ate the soup. Well, I am realizing now that I think the soup that I made was higher in points than what was given to the soup on the WW website. (I also think that I may have used WAY more tortilla strips than what the WW soup used).

So now I need to adjust my meals and snacks and try to eat even healthier.  My answer to that is to eat more salads for my lunches while at work. Most fruits and veggies are zero points, so if I eat a lot of salads with mostly veggies (and even some fruit), then I will be using less points. This week for lunch I have made taco salads (with a little bit of ground turkey with taco seasoning) and a spinach salad with slivered almonds, some goat cheese, and a little chicken for protein. Both salads did a really good job of keeping me full during the rest of my work day.

I am also going to try not to use up all my allowed extra weekly points. Hopefully, changing up some of my meals and trying hard not to use ALL the points allotted to me will help me lose a little more weight. I also need to focus on drinking MORE WATER. I do a pretty good job of it while I am at work, but once I am home, I forget about my water bottle.

Again, I didn't exercise at all last week, and I am realizing that now is the time for me to start doing SOMETHING to exercise. Last night my husband and I took a walk around our neighborhood with Riker (walked about a mile. It was late and cold out... but I'd like to start walking a little farther each time we walk). I also want to find a good workout video or Xbox One game. I tend to like dance based workouts, so I need to look into what they have out there for that. (Although, I would also like to focus on toning up my arms, butt, lets and tummy. Well, EVERYTHING really, ha). Let me know if you have any suggestions for workouts for me!

How did your week go? Did you make healthy choices? Don't forget that you CAN eat a little treat now and then, just limit yourself to how much of it you eat, and how often you eat those kinds of treats. I just ate a few M&M's to satisfy my sweet tooth. But I will make sure to count them toward my points for the day/week.

Keep at it, friends! Keep eating healthy and exercising. Its SO good for you. And you are setting a great example to your friends/children/family. And aren't you PROUD of yourself for wanting to take care of our body, and for actually trying to be healthier!? Doesn't it feel GREAT to see the weight come off, or to feel like your clothes are fitting looser!? I'm proud of you!

Good luck with this week! Please share with me how you are doing... if you are having any struggles. We're in this together!

Have a great rest of your week!!!!
  ~B

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