Weight Watchers Day 13 - Lean Cuisine, Lean Pockets, and Points

Weight Watchers Day 13 - Lean Cuisine, Lean Pockets, and Points

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Always look for Weight Watchers Points on frozen foods.

* Don’t waste your points on un-filling foods.

* Sugar binge sufferers should pretend Weight Watchers frozen desserts don’t exist.

And now, here are the details of my 13th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 212.5 lbs. (1pm)

After thrilling my readers yesterday with my constipation experience, I'm happy to tell you today that my nightmare is officially over -- the porcelain gods are now smiling on me. However, due last night's alcohol indulgence, I didn’t get out of bed till 1 p.m. Okay, I admit it: These two days are not my finest hour.

When I finally did drag my sorry, hung-over ass out of bed the only thing I could think of consuming was coffee. Lots of coffee. A little later, I managed to swallow a high fiber English muffin. It wasn't until several hours later that I was able to get some protein in. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  5 tablespoons Fat-Free Hazelnut + 2 tablespoons regular Hazelnut Creamer (in 6 cups of coffee) – 3.5 points
Lunch:  Double Fiber Whole Grain English muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons Fat-Free Hazelnut + 1 tablespoon regular Hazelnut Creamer (in 2 cups of coffee) – 2 points
Dinner: Baked chicken leg & thigh, 2 Tilapia filets, cooked in 2 tbsps of I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter   – 15 points
Snack(s): 1 Fruit Cup, 5 prunes, 5 fat-free mini pretzels  – 3.5 points

TOTAL POINTS: 24
Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0

And now it's time for Sunday grocery shopping. This will be my first food shopping experience as a Weight Watcher.

Fortunately, I'm one of those people who actually likes fruits and veggies. Unfortunately I feel they should be accompanied by something gooey.  Like salad would go with pizza, grapefruit would go with fried eggs & bacon, and an apple should be chopped into sauce and baked in a crust. Is it wrong to think of vegetables as a ranch dressing delivery system?

Lean Pockets, I don't even wanna know what's in those. I wonder what the directions are on a box of Lean Pockets: 'Remove from box, place directly in toilet.' Flush Pocket! —Jim Gaffigan

Lean Cuisine and Lean Pockets show Weight Watchers Points

Okay, being a new Weight Watcher-ite, I'm paying more attention to food labels, and have noticed that Lean Cuisine and Lean Pockets give you the WW Points value on the side of the package.  So convenient (and a little touching that they would care enough to share the knowledge).

Lean Pockets have a Philly Steak-filled pocket. I wanted to get them but the Points value was just too high for such a small amount of food.  Plus I didn’t want to set myself up to want the real thing.  So instead I got a few WW frozen entrees as well as some Lean Cuisines that looked promising.

WW had frozen desserts but I refrained from picking any up since that seemed to be one of my weaknesses last week. I did buy some fat-free pretzels with the hope that I will be able to control myself.  I can have 17 of them for just two points. Yay, math! 

Home from shopping.  I put away my groceries, less than excited by my purchases.

My resolve is starting wane.  I miss my delicious binges.  I know that I said you can eat anything on this diet but that’s not necessarily true.  Well, you can eat it but you’ll only get enough of it to make you frustrated—think foreplay vs. the big “O.”  My WW brethren have assured me that this too shall pass but…I’m not so sure.  In the meantime, I will press on in hopes that some day I will no longer be able to close my eyes and literally taste a Philly Steak sandwich.

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