I'm in week four now of Weight Watchers and I am still really enjoying the program. I love the revamped system--you have plenty of points to "play" with and you never have to feel hungry. That was my problem before--feeling starving and deprived all the time. This new version is much more flexible so you can make room for your real life. Love it.
So far I've lost 4.6 pounds all together. That feels pretty good to me--I feel healthier and lighter. I'm going to keep going at this slow(ish) pace because I truly want to make a life-long lifestyle change and not just be faddy about it.
I thought it would be fun to have a little weekly "roundup" of what I've been eating and recipes I've been trying. Maybe you'll find a little tip that you like.
I found this suggestion for "Danish pastry" by scrolling through the WW app on my phone. It's been my go-to breakfast all week. What I love about it is that it's kinda sweet and the protein from the cheese holds me all morning until my snack (I have to eat a 10am snack daily). Basically it's just a piece of cinnamon-raisin bread, toasted, topped with 1/4 c. of cottage or ricotta cheese mixed with 1 t. brown sugar, a bit of vanilla extract, and sprinkled with cinnamon. It's yummy with my morning coffee and something quick for work days.
This lunch was my other good discovery this week. I take the ingredients separately and combine them at school. Toast a piece of whole wheat bread in the toaster, smoosh a quarter of an avocado over it, and then break up two sardines over the top of that. Super yummy! The top part of the Planet Box is where I transported the two sardines and the quarter of an avocado. That's the empty shell of the avocado that you see in the top. I also bring the usual fruit and veggie sides (and two tiny oatmeal cookies from Trader Joe's that I counted as 1 point).
Another favorite lunch on the program: a bagel thin, toasted, spread with 1 teaspoon of Earth Balance, and layered with turkey or ham. There is something about the toasty, buttery fragrant bagel layered with the lunch meat that is nicely satisfying. I serve this with 3-4 cornichons, some raw veggies, and fruit. You can also see two small animal crackers in the photo. These are the Trader Joe's oraganic ones--they are barely sweet and not rich or buttery in the least so I don't count them for any points.
Another work take-along: 1/2 c. whole milk yogurt, one teaspoon honey, some blueberries, and 1 tablespoon granola. This works much better with fresh rather than frozen berries. The frozen berries add too much liquid. I sometimes eat this for snack. (My other, more frequent, snack is a string cheese with lots of apple slices).
I also tried several of the Weight Watchers recipes for dinners. This is the Coconut Curry Shrimp from the recent Weekly. I loved this. My curry powder was a little bit spicy, which added some nice flavor to a light dish. I served it with glazed carrots.
A possible solution to our unhealthy Tuesday nights? We order pizza on Tuesdays. This week I piled on a bunch of veggies on the side and was feeling much better about the whole situation.
Another WW recipe: Paprika Chicken with Noodles. This was a bit bland, but I loved the cabbage mixed in with the noodles, and the best part was that my little boys ate it up enthusiastically. I love when that happens.
Anyone else doing the program? What did you eat this week?