07 May

May 5 video update, in which I forget to publish the link…

Next time I’ll make sure that I publish the journal entry here¬†before I get back to work. ūüôā It was a challenging week, and I decided it’d be a better idea to talk things out than to keep them in.

I also mentioned my huevos rancheros, and promised to lay out the PointsPlus values for it:

10″ tortilla = 5ppts
2 eggs = 4ppts
1/4 cup refried beans = 2ppts
1/2 cup 505 Southewestern Organic chili sauce = 2ppts
1/3 cup shredded cheese = 4ppts
sliced jalapenos = 0ppts
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17 PointsPlus!

Yes, at first you may have some major sticker shock, but 17ppts is not bad at all, considering just how much food this is! I usually divide this up into a meal and a between-meal snack, because it’s just too much food to eat at one sitting.

Have a great week!

– Biffster

19 Feb

Two major bad days… (Weigh-in for February 19, 2013)

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Current weight: 329.4
Difference from last week: -0.8
Difference this year: -0.8*

First off, I know that the expectation of the first week on the Plan for WeightWatchers is to have a major weight loss. The first week is when you drink a ton of water, you’re super-honest when it comes to tracking, your food choices are great as you are learning what you should and shouldn’t eat. To steal a phrase from The Biggest Loser, we expect to pop a big number.

I didn’t.

However, I am not depressed about that. I knew that this was coming. I was actually a bit surprised that I lost at all. I had two very bad food days this week. I actually tracked everything I had those days. I was honest with myself, and thanks to tracking what I ate, I knew exactly how badly I had over-eaten, and was able to prepare.

Rum Display

(Photo credit: NH53)

I had two problem days, and they were big ones. The first was Saturday night. I went to my home town for a going-away party. I tried to save myself ProPoints through the week so I could have some to splurge during the party. During the party, I was trying to make good choices food-wise. And I was mostly succeeding. Until the rum came out.

Rum isn’t the best beverage choice anyway – it’s around 2 Pts per shot (give or take). I ended up having about six shots. Plus a soda to mix it with. 18 points gone right there. The rum wasn’t done with me, though. After having that much alcohol, my inhibitions were lowered – almost non-existent. So when I saw the plate of raspberry cheesecake bars, eating four of them sounded like a great idea. I didn’t even stop to consider the 20 points that I was eating. 20 POINTS!!! In the end, I went over my points limit – including the weekly allowance and activity points – by those 20 points. HOLY F**ING SHIT!!!

I left myself with no room to¬†maneuver.¬† I needed to have a perfect Sunday and Monday, since I didn’t have any weekly points left. I definitely didn’t need a day when I went over my Points limit by 10. Oopsie!

A week when one goes 34 Points over their total allotment is not going to get the job done. I’ve gotta do better this week! It’d be hard to do worse.

Ugh!

– M

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