Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Counting...

Points, calories, steps...whatever. Counting can be a monotonous and frustrating task when it comes to weight loss. It's work. You have to weigh, measure, read/track nutritional values, and write down everything, including that nibble of nuts, the splash brown sugar maple creamer in your coffee, or stick of gum. It all adds up to more calories, more points, more weight.

So technically this is week 2 of WW for me. I have yet to attend a meeting. I have yet to track an entire week of eating. I keep eating well past my points. I refuse to buy the prepackaged, frozen meals to make counting easy (unless it's the ice cream)...Why? Because I prefer freshly made meals, even if it's a sandwich.

Granted last week, I decided to toss WW out to the window because I went home for the holidays. That meant dinner at my fav Italian with wine, gnocchi, goat cheese, mushrooms, and we can't forget the warm bread. It also meant dinner with a great friend over a hamburger for me, dessert and coffee. Not the best choices - I admit that. But it was what I wanted and it was what I ate. At least, I own my meal choices.

So this week, I am tracking (sort of)...But trying to get my meals down to 6.5 points per meal is DIFFICULT.  I will keep at it until I get it.


If you've done WW in the past or currently on WW, what are you suggestions for breakfast and dinner?

5 comments:

From the Mind of a Madman said...

Good luck. Its not easy. For me I can never not eat delicious food so exercise is what works for me..... even though it sucks at first once I get into a rhythm it gets easier.

LaShaune said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I have a decent workout regimen including 2 days of strength training. It's a matter of getting my food intake under control. Oh those delicious foods!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

As a dietitian, I think WW is great, but the counting would drive me nuts! I think it's so much easier to just eat when you are hungry, and don't eat when you are not....although I guess that's easier in theory, right?!
I wish oyu luck! A great breakfast suggestion is Greek yogurt (plain) blueberries and some unsweetened cocoa powder.

Cat said...

I haven't tried WW. I have mostly worked on portion control, actually finding out things like 3 cups of pasta is NOT one portion, things like that. And exercise. Which, with my broken leg has been somewhat creative... But if you can do the counting, may the pounds fall off!

Cat

Fashion Meets Food said...

I just bought a subscription to weight watchers online. I was on it in college and lost a ton of weight... now I have gained it back so I am back on the bandwagon. For breakfast I usually have egg whites...such as an omelet with green peppers in it or oatmeal. Usually oatmeal would fill me up and I wouldnt waste so many points. xo