Weight Watchers Day 24 - Exercise, Chocolate and Massage

Weight Watchers Day 24 - Exercise, Chocolate and Massage

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Motivate yourself with massage.

* A George Foreman grill makes everyone a healthier cook.

And now, here are the details of my 24th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 207.5 lbs. (10am)

OMG! My shins! My calves! My back! Everything is aching! The restart is always brutal, which is why I put it off for so long.  I know that all I have to do is keep pushing myself to do something each day, and eventually the pain will go away.  Well, the pain will go away until it’s time to push myself harder...or until I decide that living 10 years longer than a sedentary person is overrated.

I broke down and took two Aleve just so I could sleep comfortably. I couldn’t find a position that didn’t jab some sore part of my body so I was tossing and turning.  Much like some of the eating habits I have now made permanent just by sticking to the Weight Watchers diet for the last four weeks, I want to commit to this routine of movement for a month in the hopes that it too will become a natural part of my world.

As a reward to myself for continuing the effort to stay active, I have scheduled weekly massage appointments at the local massage school. These massages are only $20 for 50 minutes and the downside is sometimes I get a student who doesn’t understand that massaging a woman isn’t like tenderizing beef, but at worst I get 50 minutes of someone basically rubbing lotion on me for 20 bucks.  It’s relaxing and in my world that’s still a plus. If you're into budget massages, check the massage school in your area.

Shannon: I'm not gonna starve.
Boone: Right. What're you gonna eat?
Shannon: Ocean's full of fish.
Boone: Hate to break it to ya, but the ocean is not going to take your gold card.—LOST

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  1 Double Fiber Whole Grain English muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese, 4.5 tablespoons fat-free Hazelnut Creamer(in 4 cups of coffee) – 4.5 points
Lunch: 4 oz salmon, 2 cups cucumber, 5 tablespoons fat-free Hazelnut Creamer(in 4 cups of coffee)   – 5.5 points
Dinner: 2 Tilapia filets , tomatoe & fresh basil salad (1 tablespoon of olive oil used to season the salad, then salad drippings used to cook Tilapia) – 8 points
Snack(s):  4 Weight Watchers Chewy Oatmeal mini bars, 32 mini pretzels – 1 point

TOTAL POINTS: 28.5
Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0

I found out today that I can cook frozen fish in just a few minutes on the George Foreman grill. Surprisingly it works just like the ad says, and the food really doesn't stick to it.

I was able to cook the fish with nearly zero fat, because I just drizzled the drippings from my salad on it as it cooked.  However, I must admit that I liked the flavor of my pan-fried fillets that I cooked in I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter better. Next time I cook the fillets in the grill, I am going to spread a tiny bit of ICBINB spread on the frozen fillet.  Most of the spread should drain into the fat pan but hopefully just enough will hold and get soaked into the fish.

I've never heard the words "only" and "candy" in the same sentence before. —Cartman, South Park

I was looking at a list of Weight Watchers brand foods on the website, and I noticed that there are still a lot of WW snacks that I haven't tried. Not that I am going to buy them right now, as I'm afraid I may reenact that scene of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory where sugar-crazed children are released into the candy utopia, running from sweet to sweet and eating until their stomachs distend.

There's a whole line of Whitman’s (the chocolate company) candies that are only 1 point per piece.  Toffee Squares, Pecan Crowns, Chocolate Covered Coconut, Almond Nougat Bites. I’m getting the glazed Homer Simpson look complete with drool just thinking about it.

Product Reviews: 
* Weight Watchers Chewy Oatmeal mini bars – 1 points
These still just don’t do it for me.  I ate them tonight because I wanted something sweet and processed AND because I wanted to finish off the box.  Won’t be buying them again.

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