Saturday, October 29, 2011
eating this week (on weight watchers)
I had a good Weight Watchers week this week--I lost 1.8! Now I am very nearly at goal (still have 1.2 to go) and I am beginning to contemplate maintenance and what that will look like. Here are some of the things we've been eating--
I made these corn muffins from this book but alas they were unpopular with the family. I admit they were a little dry, but good enough (to me) with a little butter and honey. (3 points per muffin or 7 points for two muffins. Sometimes it just works out that way).
I also made this chicken chili from Dinner a Love Story. Again, not a hit with the family. I thought it was fine. I'm still looking around for a family friendly chili recipe. (6 points per serving + 2 points for the guacamole).
I'm trying to keep things fresh with my lunches at work, yet still eat very light for lunch. I don't want to always fall back on my favorite lunch and end up getting sick of it. This was a bagel thin with mashed avocado and tomato slices plus sea salt. Fruit and raw veggies on the side plus two of those super tiny oatmeal cookies from Trader Joe's. (6 points for the entire lunch).
For Rainer's birthday dinner he chose steak and pilaf, which I thought was so cute. He's also a huge mushroom fan, so I sauteed some for him. My mom made that amazing salad. It's her "famous" go-to salad. (14 points for the plate, because that pilaf is really buttery. I weighed out my steak at 3 ounces).
Ken and I had a "date night" last night and ate at Chipotle. I got the tacos to save on a few points since the burritos are so super huge. I counted these as 15 and they were super delicious and filling but not overly so like the burritos can be. I did not get any cheese or rice in these, but I did ask for a little sour cream.
Another new lunch. I got the middle eastern flatbreads from Trader Joe's and the white bean hummus. Toast the flatbread lightly (you have to bend it a little bit to fit it into the toaster) and spread with the hummus and add the tomato and cucumber slices right into the sandwich and fold it over. Fruit for dessert. I counted this lunch as 6 points.
I had a lot of treats this week (ice cream cake from Rainer's birthday, and some of the leftover cookies) but not to exceed one per day, and I counted the points. One of the things I really like about Weight Watchers is that you can eat really light and healthy but also add in a treat now and then so as not to feel deprived. It's really working out for me, and now, with nine pounds lost, I'm really feeling thinner and lighter.