Monday, January 12, 2015

WW Week 10

A bit late in posting this week.  Sorry!

A very cold week here in Chicagoland . . really cold.  So cold that all my car windows froze.  My car is in the garage . . . granted, it's not heated in there, but still . . . !  They unfroze yesterday when the temps edged up a bit.  A welcome respite.  It's going to be back in the single digits by this evening.

So last week I actually made a meal plan.  It absolutely did not go as I planned.  :-D  But at least I had something to start with, which was great.

Here's the main thing I did not take into consideration:  figuring out the actual points for each meal for each day.  Yeah, really.  How silly was that?! :-D  And then one of the things I planned on I never actually got made.  But I did make my mom's meatloaf recipe and make hockey pucks with it, i.e., I cooked it in the muffin tin.  Two hockey pucks = 1 serving.

Even though this didn't work out quite as I planned, I take it as a win.  At least I made a plan, which I have not yet done for this week, and I cooked and froze some food.  Yay me!!

I think it all just goes to show that it's never too late to learn.  I've been a WW member off and on since my high school days - and really, I was on the program back in the late 60s when my mom was a member.  She was cooking so I ate what she made  :-D  I joined for real in the late 1980s, which was when I reached goal and became a Lifetime member.  Clearly, I've been doing this for a really long time.  But things change, and the program changes.  Nutrition is a living science - it's always changing.  I like that I can continue to learn new things.

The entire week didn't work really well, so I'm going to break it down a bit further and see if I can do a day at a time.  And vegetables.  Still a pain . . . but I'm going to start checking off the boxes on my eTools tracker this week, and see if I can't get my vegetable intake up.  It's best for me.

This is my year.  I am returning to goal.  I'm already there - I just need to manifest it into my life.  :-)

Here's the Check In:

Weight: -1.4
Daily Points:  31
Weekly Points:  49 (ate 52)
Activity Points:  Earned 5 (ate 5)


Ely said...

I really love following along on this journey with you- thanks again for sharing. I was actually a little worried when I didn't see your post yesterday!!

The vegetables are a theme, so does this mean you eat protein heavy meals comprised of meats, grains/beans? Would it help to jump on the smoothie bandwagon and just drink your veggies?

A :-) said...

Ely - yes. I do lean toward protein and grains. And you are not the first to suggest smoothies. Unfortunately, I have never been able to think of drinking something as a meal - i.e., a smoothie is something to drink, which means that I would drink it with what I would be eating . . . so that's like eating twice. I've never found them to be satisfying, either, so I've kind of stayed away.