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…
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