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Jamba Juice PointsPlus listings!

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I have a soft spot for drinks. Anyone that knows me knows that is true. I love beverages, especially those that are sweet and fruity. It’s just what I do, it’s the kind of guy I am.

I also have a hard time getting in all of my fruits and veggies in a day. I know I should, it does make staying within Points easier, since those help control hunger. Yet I still don’t do it.

One day I had an epiphany: smoothies = sweet drink + lotsa fruits! Knock two birds out with one stone! What could be better? Well, aside from adding an energy boost to the smoothie?

Of course, smoothies can be crazily full of calories/PointsPlus. One has to be careful, and make good choices with anything we eat/drink. Including smoothies.

Fortunately, Exercise

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4 Weight Loss has a great page with Jamba Juice nutritional information. They were even nice enough to list the PointsPlus values for all of JJ’s various smoothies and sizes!

Here’s to my 7-pt light Banana Berry smoothie in the morning! And to the benefits it shows on my weigh-in later today!
Weight Watchers Points – Jamba Juice Restaurant Nutrition Information.

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Drinks Fast food Weigh-in

Too many variables – weigh-in for January 28, 2013

English: McDonald's Big Breakfast
This would probably be healthier… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Current weight: 330
Difference from last week: 0
Difference this year: -2

Well, that experiment didn’t work very well. Though I can’t blame not having any soda. Instead, it was bad choices in other areas. I switched to a McDonalds breakfast meal plan. Not the wisest move I’ve ever made. I am an idiot: I know what will happen if you have sausage mcmuffins for breakfast. I’m pretty sure I have a previous journal entry about that very thing. Yet I’ve let my breakfast choices be “2 sausage mcmuffin and a medium OJ. Ayup, that definitely won’t get the job done. Unless the job I’m trying is to gain a lot of weight. Then that would be an ideal breakfast!

Hmmm… Slurm, soda or water… (Photo credit: soundfromwayout)

So now my conundrum: should I wait another week before kicking in the next phase of getting on track, or do I re-do the no-soda week, with better choices for breakfast? I can see the pluses and minuses of both.

The next step is to track what I eat. I have an app for my phone called wwdiary. I can use that to keep track of what I eat. Easily. My phone is always within arms length. I have a shortcut for wwdiary on the main screen of my phone. Two taps and I can track what I am eating. I want to give myself a week of doing that, so I can try and get this ingrained in my head.

I really don’t know which way to go. Another week of just skipping soda, or starting tracking while I am also trying to stop eating sodas. Try two different things at the same time? Change two variables for one experiment? Or do I repeating the first experiment before adding in the other. It really isn’t as simple a choice as one would think. I can’t make a choice!!!

– M

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Emotions Habits Junk food WeightWatchers

Still mis-behaving – no weigh-in this week…

Hokay, so… it’s been a bad, bad month or two. Not a little bad, but big-time bad. Self-destructive bad. To quote Opus from Bloom County:

“[…]bad, really bad, abominably bad, bad, bad, bad!”Well, maybe not that bad, but Lord! it wasn’t good!”

I don’t even know if I can describe what has been going on. I did a better job of it on my personal journal. The core issue is that I am afraid of what I was becoming. What in the world do I do if I keep losing weight? What happens if I am no longer the big fat guy? What happens if I can buy clothes off the shelf? What happens to me? Who would I be?

Scary, scary questions!

I have been sub-consciously sabotaging myself for a while now. Not just small things, like sneaking a candy in here and there. Really bad things, like having a half-dozen donuts one day ‘cuz someone brought some into the office. Like stopping at a convenience store on the way home and having donuts, candy and chocolate milk. Like having a giant milkshake plus loaded fries plus a cheeseburger for a meal. Insane things, things that are obviously done to hurt myself, now that I can look back at them with an honest eye.

These are all stupid things. These are all demons from my past. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve done these. How many times I’ve failed in exactly the same way. It’s not that I should know better than this. It is that I do know better than this. I know damned well the effects of my behavior.

One of my tweeple, @dabobie, suggested that I might feel like I don’t deserve to be healthy, don’t deserve to lose weight. There is definitely a lot of truth in there. I alluded to much of that in a previous entry here, where I suggested that I am a fraud. I had lost a pound even though I wasn’t being very good… At least this time I’ve earned the weight I’ve gained.

It’s hard to say exactly how much I’ve gained without going to WeightWatchers every week. From our home scale, it looks like I’ve gained 7lbs since June. So I have to lose that just to get back to where I was in spring. 🙁

Yeah, all in all, I’m not feeling good about myself right now…

– M