Weigh- In Wednesdays is Back! (AND it's now a Link Party!)

After rejoining Weight Watchers at the very end of April (on the 26th to be exact). I knew I wanted to reinstate my Weigh- In Wednesdays posts.  I thought I'd make it a link party if you'd like to join in. On the third Wednesday of every month I'll have a new post/party up. 


I'm still trying to stick to mostly unprocessed foods and mostly plant-based-- but tracking with WW helps me to make sure I'm not consuming too many high fat plant based foods like seeds, nuts, potatoes, rice, etc. It's also done wonders for cutting out any snacking I had been doing!

Some of the foods I've been eating:

Tofu stir fry with vegetables and wild/whole grain rice. (just 5 points total)


Fresh fruits and veggies with plain hummus (3 points for the hummus)


Another vegetable stir fry this time with white rice and homemade fajita seasoning-- only 4 points for the 1/2 cup of basmati rice.


Most weekends I try to cook up a large batch of vegetables; these come in real handy for lunches or even breakfast. I will pair with a side of eggs or sweet potato to go with it.  


Another day I used my cucumber in place of bread and spread tuna mixed with mayo on top-- just a point or two for the mayo. 


I made a pasta dish one night with a mix of veggies and the "sauce" is made from 1/4 cup pasta water, 1/4 cup parm. cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes with a dash of fresh lemon juice-- just 6 points for the whole wheat pasta and the bit of cheese.  It did make 8 servings so I had it the next few days for lunch too. 


In the first week of tracking alone I was down 1.2 lbs. (from April 26th - May 2)

I'm still enjoying fresh fruit with 1/4 cup homemade granola- I've been counting it as 5 points since I made this granola before I started WW and I can't remember all the ingredients and amounts.

Fresh veggies, fruit, and roasted red pepper hummus-- just 4 points

roasted veggies, chick peas, and whole grain rice-- just 4 points. 

My second week I was down 2.8 lbs from my starting weight (from May 2nd- 9th)

I made a batch of non-mayo Mediterranean coleslaw with 8 servings it was just 3 points per serving

I made my own homemade fat free Italian dressing-- zero points per serving 


grilled chicken with pea pods, butternut squash, and that coleslaw

salad with more coleslaw a few croutons and my homemade dressing

I'm not looking forward to weighing in tomorrow; I think I may have indulged far too much for Mother's day! 

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  1. Yeah! I love these posts. You always inspire me :)

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  2. Good luck with your plan! Everything looks delicoius!

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  3. Joanne, great party. I found an older post to add to your newest link party. 😊 Thanks for hosting.

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  4. The food that you eat always looks amazing! It sounds like you are doing really well with Weight Watchers. Good luck with the weigh in.

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  5. I've never done WW but I do track calories through an online app. I know what number I need to be under in a day and find snacks the most challenging. I try to plan my snacks so I know what I'm eating, otherwise I graze and that's never good. Have a great day!

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    1. Yeah, I try to plan my food out in advance so I'm not hungry when thinking of what to eat next otherwise I tend to make some pretty bad choices.

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  6. Great job! I've been lacking in the veggie department, but thankfully fruit is full of vitamins and minerals.

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  7. Joanne, your photos and words are so beautifully motivating. WW can be such a fabulous tool. These days I'm focusing on eating a whole lot less saturated fats. My doctor would be pleased! And I am too, knowing I'm doing what I can to stay healthy.

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  8. I can't get it together to join you today but I hope to see you here next month.

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    1. Yeah, I figured there wouldn't be much participation at first with no notice but hopefully as the year goes on it will grow.

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  9. Good job on the tracking and on the weight loss!

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  10. Snacking was always our downfall too. I have noticed that eating more protein keeps me full much longer and we hardly snack as much.
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    Jodie

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    1. I find I tend to snack more out of boredom than anything else so I'm making sure to keep myself busy.

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  11. Hi Joanne, your meals look not only healthy but delicious. You wouldn't feel like you are dieting and you are doing good things for your body. #WWWhimsy

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  12. Hi Joanne, good on you! You're doing a great job - your meals look delicious but still healthy. Good luck with your link up. If I ever have a suitable post I'll keep it in mind to link up to. Good luck with your weight loss journey too. Thank you for linking up with #WWWhimsy and enjoy the rest of your week (and good luck with the post Mother's Day weigh in)! xo

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  13. Your meals look delicious. And the low points they are, wow. You will be my inspiration for trying new recipes and WW friendly. I never thought about tuna sandwiches with cucumber in place of bread. You have sparked a new fun to the WW meals for me.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad I was able to inspire you.

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  14. Such a great range of vegetables and fruit in your diet, which is fabulous to see! All the best!

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  15. I've been trying a bit more plant based too. My problem is if I ever eat more than normal I pop right back up 2-3 pounds, so I never lose much overall!

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    1. Yeah keeping it off is so much harder to do than just dropping them in the first place.

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  16. Whoa, great job! It all looks so good and filling too. I need to start cooking more and keep more fresh veggies on hand now that summer is upon us.

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  17. Congratulations on your loss and your foods! It all looks delicious...except for the hummus...the texture is what gets me!

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  18. You've inspired me with all of your ideas, Joanne! So simple and so clean! Congrats on your weight loss journey, too!

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  19. I always enjoy seeing your healthy food choices, Joanne. I just made a quinoa and veggie salad for my lunches this week. It is so yummy! I have kept my WW membership though I don't actively participate, I do find it helpful to track what I'm eating on occasion. I've made an appointment with a new physician for next month, so I'm thinking I will track everything I eat between now and then, as well as my physical activity and some other vital statistics to aid in that initial discussion.

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  20. Oh, am I glad to see this!! I keep paying my dues to WW monthly and haven't tracked in weeks and weeks. You might just be the encouragement I need to get back at it. I have been exercising more but still eating things I should be avoiding if I am serious about losing a few pounds. Your food photos are always good enough to eat. Love all of the veggies. And the pasta and vegetables sounds delicious. Thank you for inspiring me. Tomorrow is Monday. Maybe I can finally get back to it.

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    1. Good luck! I am definitely struggling with still eating things I should be avoiding.

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  21. All this food looks so good and right up my alley!

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  22. Your meals always impress me SO MUCH because you get so much variety!! I also need to try making tofu sometime. I get it as an appetizer at one of our favorite local restaurants and it is fantastic, but I've never really thought about making it at home!

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