Weigh- In Wednesdays: My First Week on My NEW Personal Points Plan

As soon as I hit publish on last week's post, I logged onto Weight Watchers and re-did my survey/ personal points plan.  I changed it back to everything having points other than fruits, veggies, lean protein, and fat-free dairy.  

Another change I made was to stop logging in my vegetables until bedtime; most days I eat 1-2 cups with every meal and this was adding up to 6 or even 7 points to my day making most days a blue dot day even with 27 points being consumed.  

I decided to take photos of my meals for the past week so I can see what I am eating in a day.  Those times I forgot I made note of what I ate. 

I totally failed at giving up my pasta/carbs at dinner and at stopping my after dinner snack... and I have no excuses other than I really wanted to eat them! LOL.  I did make sure to save up points for them and make better choices during the day giving up crackers and other carb. type snacks. 

Breakfast: 1 piece frittata (2 points for the potato) and sauteed zucchini/onions/mushrooms

Lunch: Leftover pumpkin mac and cheese (8 points!) with salad and dressing (1 point)

Snack: Fruit/ yogurt/ granola (3 points) & an Enlightened yogurt bar (3 points)-- 2 different snacks during the day.

This was really my breakfast photo from Thursday but the snack looked just the same in a different bowl

Dinner: I made a Boca chicken patty sandwich on 647 roll (4 points) with light mayo (1 point), butternut squash fries and salad with Skinnygirl poppyseed dressing-- all 0 points. 

I consumed 22 points and once I added in the veggies at bedtime I had added 7 points.. as of last week I had been eating those 7 extra points each day.  But honestly I didn't miss them which tells me I've been eating just because I "can" and not because I'm hungry. 

 Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt with granola (3 points for the 1/4 cup granola)

Lunch:  Chicken breasts with sauteed zucchini and butternut squash fries- all 0 points with 2 slices 647 bread with Brummel & Brown spread and garlic salt for a homemade 4 point garlic bread treat.

Snack:  A baggies of small tomatoes, cucumber slices, and baby carrots.  An apple & a bag of pita chips-- a 4 point snack. An enlightened caramel bar (3 points)

Dinner: Chicken tetrazzini in the crock pot with whole grain pasta and steamed broccoli-- Just 5 points per serving for the chicken tetrazzini & whole grain pasta. 

I also made sure to throw in a 30 minute full body weight lifting workout and an hour hike with Evan and added 4 points to my day with veggies. 

Breakfast: I had the last slice of frittata with some leftover butternut squash fries. (2 point breakfast)

Mid-morning snack: Fruit/yogurt/granola (I was STARVING after doing groceries and eating so early in the morning-- just 3 points.  

Lunch: Leftover chicken tetrazzini and broccoli-- 5 points.

After hike snack: A plate of fruits/ veggies/ and cold sliced chicken-- zero points!

Dinner: Tuscan chicken pasta (3 points) with salad and dressing (1 point)

After dinner snack: enlightened light mint bar-- 3 points

We hiked for an hour with our hiking group but I failed to add in any additional exercises like I had planned to do.  

Saturday: Since I last shared my weight from Saturday March 26th where I weighed in at 164.2; I decided to weigh in again on Saturday-- 162.8 for a total loss of 1.4 lbs!  I'll take it!!

Breakfast: Fruit/yogurt/granola-- 3 points with my favorite granola (of the moment anyway)

Lunch: Leftover chicken tetrazzini and broccoli-- 5 points 

Dinner: Panera Bread (at the last minute!) Luckily my favorite Poppyseed chicken salad is back (4 points) and a hunk of bread (4 points)

Snack: A drumstick ice cream cone (15 points! but so worth it!) and a plate of hard boiled eggs, fresh veggies, and fruits-- a zero point snack. 

Sunday: I was down another pound (yes, I have an awful habit of weighing myself just about every day!)

Breakfast: Fruit/yogurt/granola-- 3 points. 

Lunch: Leftover Tuscan chicken pasta (3 points) with salad and dressing (1 point)

Dinner: A chicken tenderloin and steak stir fry with riced cauliflower  & asparagus (3 points for steak, 1 point for teriyaki) with salad and skinny girl poppyseed dressing (zero) 

Snacks: Handful of Cheez-it Grooves for afternoon snack (5 points) & Enlightened mint bar after dinner (3 points)

Monday:  I was up early and used my exercise ball with a YouTube video for 40 minutes. 

Breakfast: Fruit/ yogurt/ granola (3 points)

Lunch: Leftover Tuscan chicken pasta with 1 cup of  zucchini/mushrooms/onions mixed in.- 3 points

Dinner: Salmon ( 2 points for the tarter sauce) with 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (2 points) broccoli, and butternut squash with a few mushrooms.   

Snack: We stopped for ice cream on the way home from track; I logged it as a fast food vanilla soft serve (12 points) but truly have no idea how many points this might have been.  

Evan and I went for an hour or so walk in the morning and then in the afternoon Ian, my mother and I walked for an hour around the cemetery while Alec was at track. 

Tuesday: (I wrote this Tuesday early afternoon and  my plan could change.. I just knew I might not have time to update it before publication since we have a late track meet today).

Breakfast: Crustless quiche with 1 cup zucchini & veggies-- zero points

Lunch: Leftover Tuscan chicken pasta with 1 cup added veggies (broccoli & squash this time)-- 3 points.

Dinner: Whole grain pasta (1 cup)-- 4 points, no sugar added spaghetti sauce-- 1 point  Garlic toast- 4 points. 

Snack: Enlightened light mint chip bar-- 3 points

I haven't seen 161.8 on the scale since October so I'm pretty pleased!  That helps motivate me to keep it up. 

Linking up with: On the Edge, 


  1. It sounds like you are doing really, really well. All your meals look delicious and so healthy. I think you have to give yourself some treats otherwise dieting can become such a chore. x

    1. I think so too. I know if I couldn't splurge once in a while I could never stick with it... I just have to make sure I'm not splurging every day (like I was!)

  2. I love your variety! I have been trying really hard to get back to healthy eating especially cutting out sugar and I have been failing miserably. You give me inspiration!

  3. I weigh myself every day too. I go up and down so much, I don't know how to make sense of it!

    1. Yes! I'm always like... well, I did drink a lot yesterday maybe it's water weight? Or that must be from the fries I ate. LOL.

  4. Your meals are making my mouth water- so so healthy!

  5. Glad you're happy with your progress! What is that saying? It takes 3 weeks to make a routine stick? Keep it up!

    1. I often think that when trying to consistently add in more formal exercise too. Why is it so easy to give up a routine though?! LOL

  6. I'm really liking the new points system... I love a good plate filled & its still zero points!

  7. Hooray for pounds down the scale! I must admit the new points system sounds confusing...at least, just reading it. But it is working for ya...woo hoo!!

    1. Since everything is in their app it's not very confusing but I think it would be nearly impossible to do without it.

  8. Congrats on the weight loss! This new system is just not working for me. When I put in potatoes as a favorite food, that made it zero points! That's just nuts. I've reverted to what I know works...kind of like you did. I like your photos as inspiration!!


    1. Thank you! That's what was happening to me!! I was eating potatoes with just about every single meal!

  9. Your meals all look so good! And I think the important thing is that you're trying to eat well and (hopefully) the pounds will drop.

    1. Thank you! I know it has worked in the past and it will work again as long as I am diligent in sticking to it.

  10. You are definitely dedicated. I hope you get the results you want. I'm starting another diet today.

    1. Thank you! I hope the new diet works for you.

  11. That's so impressive Joanne. I used to beat myself up about the "snacks" or those kinds of things, but life is not perfect. And we still need to enjoy ourselves.
    You definitely have a healthy eating, and that's so important.

  12. All of your dishes look so great, Joanne! And congratulations on the 1.4 pound loss. Those little losses are the ones that eventually turn into big losses! It took me 18 months but I lost 33 pounds...slow and steady wins the race! You look fabulous by the way. And I hear you about eating the late night snacks just because you want to eat them! I can resist the urge only about 50% of the time. Haha.


  13. I need to get back to keeping better track of my points. Thanks for the inspiration.


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