this week lets talk about weight watchers. and how the first week went.
ok so, first week went really really good.
i was really freaked out that i wasn't going to lose any weight because i felt like i was eating so much all the time. i planned out every meal (with the exception of the weekend, i'll get to that in a bit). breakfast lunch and dinner was completely "point planned" out.
i gathered almost all of my recipes from the blog skinnytaste and that really helped me plan my dinners and lunches.
the weekend was a bit tougher. i ate out a majority of the weekend and it was extremely hard to monitor portions and quantities. plus you didn't prepare your food so you have no idea EVERYTHING that goes into it (oils, butters, etc).
the best part was that i could use my points plus ( a bank of 45 extra points in case i over eat, want a glass of wine or a hunk of cheese, etc). eating out for dinner two days in a row put me over my points limit and i used the extra points.
you can also bank up a second spare set of points by working out. if you run out of your points, your extra points, you can dip into your activity points. which i did :/ it's all learning.
judging from the fact that i used all possible points i was ready to chalk this week up as a learning week.
i stepped on the scale a little hesitant and low and behold i lost 1.5 lbs! which is more than i lost in the previous 2 weeks or so, so i was happy!
here was my meal plan last week.
breakfasts all week: honey coconut blueberry bran muffins 4pts.
lunch for the first few days were these amazing lobster avacado wraps. once i ran out of lobster i subbed shrimp from one of the dinners i made. 6pts.
dinners included the following and i used the left overs for lunches.
so you can see why i was a little shocked that i still lost weight and an amount that i haven't lost in a while. this whole weight watchers thing might just work.