Weight Watchers Day 7 - Overeating Healthier Food

 Weight Watchers Day 7 - Overeating Healthier Food

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* "Organic" does not mean low calorie.

* If you’re a sugar addict with no self control, avoid stockpiling unfathomably delicious Weight Watchers snack bars at all cost.

And now, here are the details of my 7th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 212 lbs. (8am)

Today was a good day depending on which component you’re looking at. As you can see from the scale, I am paying for my weekend of frivolity.  I was pretty angry at myself but then decided to let it go and get back on the horse.  One of the biggest struggles I have had with weight is the “slippery slope.”  Shutting down a relapse has never been my strong suit.

No more Weight Watchers snack bars!

I struggled mightily tonight not to have ANY snack bars because I knew what it would lead to the equivalent of a chocolate sugar riot.  I ate an apple, then battled an epic craving until it was time to go to bed.  I guess WW did their job with the snack bars by making them so delicious that you don’t want the “hard stuff,” but is swapping crack for marijuana a major triumph? God, just thinking about them makes me want to rip one open and suck out the nougat center like marrow from a bone…I scare myself sometimes.

Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect. —Benny Hill

What I Ate:
Breakfast:  1 Double Fiber Whole Grain english muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese, 4 tablespoons Vanilla Chai Creamer(in 3 cups of coffee) – 6.5 points
Lunch: 1Protein Smoothie – 7 points
Dinner: 1 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Roast Turkey Medallions frozen entree, ½ an avocado – 8.5 points
Snack(s): 1apple, 3 oz. baby carrots, 3 tablespoons Vanilla Chai Creamer(in 2 cups of coffee)  – 6 points

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

I went to the store and bought more veggies and pre-cut fruit in order to give myself something besides my chocolatey little lovers to snack on.  I had another “A-ha!” moment.  While I was in the store I picked up a few other foods, including some prepackaged side items that are made in the store. 

Whole Foods is not a safe zone.

My assumption was because it was Whole Foods (which is essentially a health food store) that I was safe. Lies!  For a moment I convinced myself that I could put a tiny bit of cheese dip on cucumber slices and only eat a little bit.  Then I made myself read the ingredients, which included cheese AND mayonnaise.  I gasped and hurled it back toward the shelf. 

Unfortunately I was not quite so smart about was tabouli and yogurt.  Turns out the tabouli usually has olive oil in it and the true points value depends on how heavy-handed the cook is.  I can only safely have ¼ cup of the tabouli I bought at a time. Maybe that’s why tabouli rhymes with fool me. Next time I will make my own, without the oil and add a ½ an avocado for some richness.

The other mistake I made was picking up full-fat, Greek yogurt.  The small container would cost me seven points.  Rather than throw it away I am eating it ¼ at a time also.  Next time I will make sure I get the low or no-fat version of the same yogurt (which I saw but didn’t buy because I thought “surely all yogurt is low-cal and blessed by the diet fairy”). Note to self: Read the labels and check the points calculator online with my phone while I’m in the store.

Produce section. Very provocative area. A lot of melons and shapes. Everyone's squeezing and smelling... —Jerry Seinfeld

I am proud of today’s accomplishment and I’ve never recovered this smoothly from a slip-up. But should my pride be more hesitant? It’s still only week one…
 

Product Reviews: 
* Weight Watchers Smart Ones Roast Turkey Medallions frozen entree – 4 points
YUMMY. This is a good one.  The turkey is extremely tender and moist and the potatoes fill you in a bit.  I didn’t have to add any salt and I scraped the bowl with my fork to get every drop.  I think with a good size salad this meal would keep you full for a while.  I didn’t want to stay full for too long because I was eating so late but I wanted something satisfying so I could be sure not to binge again tonight.  This was yummy and just enough.  If I had cooked something this tasty for myself I would not have been able to stop myself from eating seconds.

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