Week #2 on Personal Points

 Right after I had posted last week's wrap up of my WW week, I weighed in and found that I had lost a pound and a half.  I figured I was on the right track and keep going with the new weight loss plan.  I felt like I did even better my second week-- not using all my earned points and racking up lots of extras.  I was moving more, eating less, and I did great not making cookies or any other baked goods to tempt myself.  

So imagine my dismay when I weighed in on my actual weigh in day and found that I had gained that pound and a half back plus another half pound!  

I know weight can fluctuate so I tried to shake it off and keep going.  I figure eventually the plan has got to work.  Plus I am feeling great with all the working out and water I've added to my diet. 

I started Weight Watchers March 24, 2019 and have managed to keep off over 30 lbs. of weight loss but I really want to get back to 40 or even 45 lbs. lost.  


Monday I started the day with a workout.  The video was only 30 minutes though I knew we'd be hiking later so I was content with that.  I had my fruit/ granola breakfast (3 points) and I knew we were having taco salad for dinner with actual beef and light ranch dressing (7 points) but I had zero ideas for lunch.  I figured I'd come up with something later.


We hiked for an hour and I ended up throwing together a BLT sandwich on Sara Lee light bread (7 points) with some veggies and an apple.  I drank lots and lots of water so that I still had 6 daily points left for snacking in the afternoon or after dinner. 


Tuesday I skipped my workout in the morning.  I planned all my meals right away though.  My fruit/granola for breakfast (3 points), leftover chicken and peas with a microwave potato (then I remembered that Amy at Coffee and Cocktails at the Casa often microwaves her potatoes and then fries them up in a pan so I did that with some mushrooms and onions) for a quick and low 4 point lunch.


We walked the river walk for nearly an hour and then after picking Alec up I had a low point snack plate (just 3 points for the churro puffs).


Dinner was my favorite Tuscan chicken pasta (just 2 points!) and a salad.  Even with a yogurt bar for snack I had 5 points left to rollover that I had earned through eating veggies, drinking lots of water, and exercising. 


Wednesday I made sure to do a good 35 minutes of yoga before going about my day.  I ate my usual fruit and granola for breakfast (3points) then ate some leftover pasta and bowl of salad for lunch (4 points), I popped a pot roast in the crock pot for dinner (7 points) with roasted potatoes, butternut squash, and salad with dressing and croutons.  


It was really cold and cloudy so we skipped our daily hike.  I had earned 9 points back through veggies and water and exercise so I wasn't too fussed about missing our hike.  I had enough points for an afternoon snack (again just 3 points for the puffs) and a yogurt bar before bed (another 3 points)


Thursday our temps were so warm I knew we were going to make time for a nice long hike so I skipped my morning workout again.  I planned my daily meals:  fruit and granola for breakfast (3 points), the last dish of leftover pasta with salad for lunch (4 points).


I planned dinner too but we ended up eating at the Outback at the last minute.  I knew I had plenty of points for that! I was up to 58 weeklies and I knew my points would reset the next day.  Dinner ended up being 17 so I still had tons of weeklies left. 

I knew eating out might mess up my weigh- in but I was okay with that.  I am feeling so great about my week. I'm think I'm eating really healthy choices for the most part, I'm drinking so much more water each day and the incentive to earn points through working out is helping me reach my minimum goal of 30 minutes each day-- most days I am nearly doubling that! 

Friday morning I did my workout first then weighed in before getting dressed for the day.  I knew eating out would throw off my weigh in but I never expected to gain weight.  The scale went up another 1/2 lb... not a huge amount I know but I just can't believe that nearly 2 full weeks into the new program racking up all these extra points and I'm not dropping anything.  It's hard not to be discouraged.

I shook it off and went grocery shopping; stocking up on all sorts of fresh fruits and veggies again.  I planned on my usual fruit/ yogurt/ granola breakfast (3 points), a large salad with diced chicken for lunch (2 points for dressing and croutons), and I whipped up my ham and vegetable alfredo lasagna using whole wheat noodles and fat free dairy/almond milk for just 2 points per serving.  Along with salad that made my dinner just 4 points.  



We were meeting up with our hiking group for a quick hike; we all moved rather briskly since it was so cold out!  But we hiked for a good 45 minutes.  I drank 90 ounces of water during the day and once again had added lots of points to my day.  

Since my week won't reset again until after Thanksgiving my goal this week is to have 4 rollovers each day so I have lots and lots of points for the holiday splurge.  By the time I went to bed I had 7 extra points!

Saturday morning I put off my workout but did plan out my daily meals.  For breakfast I had my typical fruit/yogurt (3 points), lunch was leftover lasagna and salad (4 points), and while I had planned on having fish for dinner we ended up at the movies.  At the last second I threw an apple and some carrot sticks in my bag (0 point dinner).  I did eat some chocolate covered popcorn (13 points!) while I was wrapping presents earlier in the day but I also did a 30 minute hand weight work out and went for a short 20 minute walk with Evan.  

I woke up Sunday and finally saw the numbers on the scale go down (I don't normally weigh myself so often but knowing I was going to write this post I wanted some current numbers to go with it) -- I am 2 lbs. down since starting the new personal points plan.  Which averages out to a pound a week.  I am good with that!

Now I'm just crossing my fingers I can keep it up through the next month or two!!

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Comments

  1. If you are feeling great, then that's all that matters! Granola breakfast looks delicious!

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    1. I think so too! I try to focus a lot on how I am feeling.

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  2. I’m so proud of you and I’m so happy you have a program that works for you, I know what a good feeling that is!

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  3. It is hard work, especially at this time of year. I have got to get back on track....maybe after this week :).

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    1. Yes, I find this time of year to be the hardest so I'm trying to get a handle on it early.

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  4. Oh no, it's a shame weight has to fluctuate so much. It sounds like you are doing great with the plan. All of your meals look delicious x

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    1. I hate that weight fluctuates so much... it's so frustrating and makes it hard to really judge.

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  5. I love following people's meal planning and activity. I know it helps you to keep track of it too, so know that we are checking in with you and cheering you on!

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    1. It really does help me so much; I often flip back to all my posts from when I started Weight Watchers and re-use meals I loved.

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  6. Try not to be discouraged!! Your meals look so fresh and tasty and I love those plates, so pretty.

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    1. I'm trying to just keep keeping on.. I figure eventually working the plan will work.

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  7. All of your meals look so fresh and delicious!

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    1. Thanks! We do eat a lot of fresh veggies and fruits.

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  8. Great job. Everything looks really good.

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  9. This WW plan sounds good and all of the food you are making looks healthy. It's going to be so hard for a lot of us with the holidays here to not over due with the food. Thanks for the blog visit and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

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    1. It will be a challenge but I think I'm up for it.

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  10. Planning to get back on WW this week. I can't wait to try your Tuscan chicken recipe!

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    1. I love that recipe! That and my one dish chicken/orzo made with whole wheat orzo are on our menu every single month without fail.

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  11. Your meals look wonderful, and very filling. Don't get discouraged, the body does odd things, and so do the scales.

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  12. It's so impressive how you keep track of all of that Joanne. It's nice that you don't stress about going out to eat even though it's not as "good". I find I need the break every now and then.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. We try not to eat out often but it is definitely worth the splurge every now and then.

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  13. ...these meals look good to me!

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  14. I know it must be discouraging but if you're upping your water and exercise, then that's already a win!

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  15. Good for you, Joanne! I started The Zone Perfect diet over 20 years ago and still do it. I lost around 35 pounds and have kept them off. It’s just a way of life now. You look great!

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  16. I am pleased for you to have found something that works. Good going. Thank you so much for linking up your blog post for Life This Week. I hope to see you next week, for the last of my Taking Stock posts. Do join in, with a post on or off prompt. Denyse.

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