Sunday, August 30, 2009

What I ate

Sunday 30th August 2009
It's Linger Longer at church today. I'm really nervous about it. Wish me luck. =)

Chocolate pumpkin muffin batter - 2 points
I guessed. I licked a bit off my fingers and the bowl. I figured it was better to overestimate the points than underestimate.
1 cup milk - 2 points
1/2 egg boat - 2 points
Andrew made egg boats again. That young man loves to cook. =)
1 chocolate pumpkin mini muffin - 1 point
Green Smoothie - 4 points
Various pickin's at the Linger Longer - 20 points
It was worse than I expected. *sigh* =(
1 cup watermelon - 1 point

Total points - 32/19

I'll post more later.

Chocolate pumpkin muffins

makes 24 at 2 points per muffin. 1 point if you make 48 mini muffins.
1 box chocolate cake mix
15 oz canned pumpkin

Mix it up. Divide it up between 24 muffin cups. Bake about 20-25 mins.

If you can, wait for them to cool, then add a small topper of fat free canned whipped cream or fat free cool whip for no extra points. The children went NUTS over them. They are sooooooo good. =)

What I ate

Saturday 29th August 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
2 slices bread - 1 point
I discovered a marrrrrrrvelous new bread - Nature's Own Double Fiber bread is only ONE POINT for TWO SLICES!! Whooooot!
Cheese wedge - 1 point
veggies and dressing - 1 point
1 cup watermelon - 1 point
1 1/2 cups milk - 3 points
Chips and 2/3 shrimp quesadilla - 16 points
We ate out at Taco Express - or, as it's called now, Oscar's, but I prefer the old name. The shrimp quesadilla is sooooooo goooooood. I haven't had one in months and I was amazed that I was able to eat only 2/3 of it and not scarf the whole thing.
I also didn't eat the ice cream they had at church when we went to the Court of Honor - Ben made Star rank!!! =) Anyway, I didn't eat the ice cream there, and I didn't eat any at home either. Go me! =)

Total points: 27/19

Used a few bonus points. It was worth it. =)

What I ate

Friday 28th August
It's Emily's 19th birthday!!!! =) =) She's now the same age I was when I married her father. =)

Green Smoothie - 4 points
Cheese stick - 1 point
Fruit salad - 2 points
Andrew made this. =) He loves to cook.
Cheese wedge and veggie sammich - 3 points
hot chocolate - 2 points
fried egg butty - 4 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1/2 cup Bryer's fat free ice cream - 1 points

Total points: 19/19
AWESOME! I got in all my dairy, all my veggies and fruit, I wasn't starving hungry, and I hit my daily points dead on. WHOOT!! =) =)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What I ate

Thursday 27th August 2009
It's Mom's Night out at Panera for the Williamson County Homeschool Group. I look forward to it every month. =)

Walk/run for 50 minutes - plus 3 points. WHOOOOT!
My stated goal at yesterday's meeting was to get an exercise sticker next week. Looks like I'm gonna get it. =) =)

Green smoothie - 4 points
Crackerbread and marmalade - 1 point
Chicken sandwich - 3 points
1 cup grapes - 1 point
1/2 Panera classic salad - 0 points
1 Tbsp homemade dressing - 1 point
hot chocolate x2 - 4 points
1/2 Panera chicken salad on wheat - 7 points
multigrain baguette - 3 points

Total points: 24/19
Not bad for going out to eat! =)







Wednesday 26th August 2009
Emily flew back to Utah today. Bert took her because she needed to go to the airport at the same time I needed to take Ben to Seminary. I'm telling ya, this getting up at 5am daily is not easy!

Today was my 14th weigh-in. I've been going to Weight Watcher's now for 14 weeks. =) Go me! I'm so proud of my stick-to-it-ive-ness.

I'm kind of sad because when I start work I won't be able to come to my usual Wednesday morning meeting and I'll miss them. Especially because my first week at my new ww meeting will be my Week 16 celebration. *sigh* Oh well, C'est la vie.

Starting weight: 165.8lbs
Today's weight: 146lbs
Today's loss: 2.2lbs
Total loss: 19.8lbs

Next week I'll have lost 20 LBS!! =) I'll get another 5lb loss sticker. =) I'm so happy. I'll be officially half-way through my weight-loss then. =)

I think it's very interesting that I lost 2.2lbs despite the difficult week. Several parties and Emily's birthday. I did quite well despite blowing my points. I think it helped that my period was all done. =) You can look in my weight record and you pretty much know whenever I've been on a period; my weight has gone up, and then come down double the usual amount the following week. =)

Anyway, here's what I ate:

Brazillian chicken, rice and beans - 10 points
The mother of Emily's friend made it. She's from Brazil. This Brazillian chicken is SOOOOO GOOOOD! I guesstimated the points.
1 cup milk - 2 points
ff ice cream - 2 points
cereal and milk - 6 points

Total points: 20/19 points
Yeah, points look good on the surface, but once again, do you see any veggies in there????? And it wasn't nearly enough food, and certainly no nutritional balance at all. At least I got all my milks though. =)





Tuesday 25th August, 2009
It was parent night at Ben's school. I knew I was going to be faced with cookies galore and was worried about it. I should have been. =D I overguesstimated the amount of points I ate with cookies, but that's fine. For the FIRST TIME in my ENTIRE LIFE I put half of something in my mouth, ate it, looked at the other half and thought, "I don't want to eat this." AND I DIDN'T!!! WHOOOOT! I've never been able to do that before. I'm so happy. =) So although the points for today blew away every single one of my remaining bonus points, I count it as a triumph. =)

1 hour walk - GO ME!!! plus 3 points

Cocoa Krispies - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
Mexican bean soup, 7 ff crackers - 2 points
ff fudge bar - 2 points
Green Smoothie - 4 points
Naugty Stuff - 7 points
I can't even remember what the naughty stuff was. Where did I get it? Where did I eat it? It's bizarre.
1 tsp frosting - 1 point
It's funny how the frosting isn't included in the general "naughty stuff" heading. =D
1/2 cup milk - 1 point
cookies - 10 points

Total points: 31/22









Monday 24th August, 2009
Emily's 19th birthday. Happy Birthday to her! =) She wanted to go to Logan's which worried me as they refuse to post their nutritional information. I chose from the light menu, though, and did pretty good guesstimate of the amount of points I consumed. =)

Green Smoothie - 4 points
cheese stick - 1 point
thin bread - 1 point
cheese wedge - 1 point
thin bread - 1 point
1oz chicken - 1 point
bbq sauce and veggies - 0 points
crackerbread and marmalade - 1 point
Logan's shrimp and veg skewer, salad, 1/2 plain baked sweet potato, small PB bucket - 15 points


Total Points: 25/19 points






Sunday 23rd August, 2009

1 cup raisin bran - 3 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1 cup canteloupe - 1 point
spaghetti noodles - 5 points
I've started buying whole wheat noodles so I can use the "set point". It's helped me feel a lot more full after the Sunday meal. =)
1/2 cup sauce and meat - 3 points
1 cup juice - 2 points
Pickins at Jone Koford's - 20 points

Total points: 36/19 points

I'm not sure it was really 20 points at Jone's house, but I figured it was better to overestimate than underestimate. It's been a very difficult couple of weeks with all the parties. I'm not very good at saying "no" to delicious desserts.





Saturday 22nd August, 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
Breakfast at Relief Society Training Meeting - 5 points
crackerbread and marmalade - 1 point
Pizza - 6 points
Pickin's at Leigh's party - 8 points
1 1/2 cups milk - 3 points

Total: 27/19 points
Sooo, yeah. It's really hard to control portions when one has a couple of parties to go to. I got all my veggies and milks for the day, but I blew the points and had to use 8 bonus points. Thank goodness for bonus points! That's what they're there for, and I'm so grateful for them. =)





Friday 21st August, 2009

1 hour of walking - 3 points.
YES!! YES! I actually exercised! That brings my total daily points up to 22 from 19. Go me! =)

Green smoothie - 4 points
Thin bread - 1 point
Cheese wedge - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
1 cup grapes - 1 point
1 cup watermelon - 1 point
1 cup milk - 2 points
cheese stick - 1 point
1 tsp frosting - 1 point
ww ice cream - 3 points
thin bread with chicken and veggies - 4 points
Bryer's fat free ice cream and 1 Tbsp pecans - 2 points

Total points: 21/22 points.
YES!!! YES!!!! All the fruits/veggie I was meant to eat, all the milk I was meant to drink. I even took a vitamin. AND I came in under the target points. WHOOOOOOT!!!!!!








Thursday 20th August 2009

Oatmeal - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
disgusting ww carrot cake - 1 point
1 cup mexican bean soup - 1 point
1 slice bread, ryvita with marmalade - 1 point
Peanut butter Freezies, five of them - 5 points
ww dinner - 3 points
1 cup milk - 2 points

Total points: 17/19 points
Yeah, looks good, huh? Except - do you see ANY vegetables at all in the above listing of food? No. Sooo yeah. Not so good.






Wednesday 19th August, 2009

13th Weigh-In: I gained a pound. No surprise there, considering I had two birthdays to contend with in one week, and also I was on a period.
Starting weight: 165.8
Current weight: 148.2
Lost this week: gained one pound
Total loss: 17.6 lbs


1/3 birthday cupcake - 7 points
thin bread - 1 point
cheese wedge - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
1 cup grapes - 1 point
1 cup mexican bean soup - 1 point
cheese stick - 1 point
1/2 cup rice - 2 points
veg - 0 points
1oz chicken - 1 point
2 cups milk - 4 points

Total points: 19/19
WHOOOT!!!!





Tuesday, 18th August 2009
My 40th birthday. Prepare for massive pointage.

Poptart - 1 point
1 cup milk - 2 points
pizza - 6 points
2/3 of birthday cupcake from GiGi's cupcakes - 14 points
(My visiting Teacher brought it for me. =) I totally guessed on the points)
1 cup milk - 2 points
chips - 4 points
ww ice cream - 2 points
SUSHI!!!!!! - I didn't even count the points. A ridiculous amount. I ate fried ice cream, for goodness' sakes! So I counted my points for today as GONE, and marked off all my remaining bonus points. Even so, I know I blew even the remaining bonus points out of the water.

Oh well. Pick up, brush yourself off, start again. =)

Total points: All of them, I think. (Name that movie. =)) A guesstimate, if I guess 20 points for my sushi meal, is FIFTY-ONE points!!! GAH!!






Monday 17th August 2009

Green Smoothie- 4 points
1 egg - 2 points
mayo - 1 point
thin bread - 1 point
cheese wedge - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
fiber plus bar - 2 points
chips - 4 points
cheese stick - 1 point
1 cup mexican bean soup - 1 point
1 cup milk - 2 points

Total points: 19/19 points
Now that's more like it! =)




Sunday 16th August 2009

Oatmeal - 2 points
1/2 cup milk - 1 point
thin bread - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
cheese wedge - 1 point
1 cup grapes - 1 point
pizza crusts - 2 points
spaghetti - 5 points
sauce and meat - 3 points
garlic bread - 1 point
ww ice cream - 2 points
1/4 cup breyers ice cream - 0 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1 cup orange juice - 2 points

Total points: 24/19 points

Better than yesterday, but still not great.





Saturday 15th August 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
Fat Free hot dog - 1 point
1 slice bread - 1 point
nibblins - 1 point
cheese stick - 1 point
2 cups milk - 4 points
crackerbread with marge and marmalade - 1 point
1 tsp frosting - 1 point
crackerbread with marge and marmalade - 1 point
pizza - 5 points
chicken and green beans - 3 points
chips - 4 points
lemonade - 1 point

Total points: 27/19
Yeah. Used some bonus ones there.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What I ate

Friday 14th August 2009

2 slices bread - 1 point
2 ball park fat free hot dogs - 2 points
veggies - 0 points
22 carrot cake - 1 point
2 cups milk - 4 points
2 slices bread - 1 point
1/2 can tuna - 1 point
mayo and mustard - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
1/2 bag chips - 2 points
ic cream and pecans - 3 points

Total: 16/19 points

If I'd had my green smoothie I would have had all my milks and all my veggies for the day - and I would have been over just one point. However, I didn't have my green smoothie so I only had 16 points and one veggie today.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What I ate

Thursday 13th August 2009

Today is my son's birthday as well as my father's. =) Soooo....I imagine the points will be kinda crazy.

Green smoothie - 4 points
2 slices bread - 2 points
1 egg - 2 points
1 tsp mayo - 1 point
cool ranch doritos - 3 points
fiber one bar - 2 points
1 cup sprite - 2 points
2 oz ham - 3 points
1/4 cup mac and cheese - 2 points
1/2 of a 1/3lb hamburger - 2 points
1 slice bread - 0.5 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1/12 sara lee cheesecake - 6 points
1/2 cup milk - 1 point
hot chocolate - 2 points

Total: 34.5/19 points
Yeah, I know, I used A LOT of my bonus points - 15.5 of them, to be exact. BUT I was able to participate in Ben's birthday dinner and I *did* get a healthy amount of cheesecake. One tiny slice was 6 points. YIKES! And what's worse is there are two birthdays this week - mine is on Tuesday. It will be interesting to see how I fare with that one.





Wednesday 12th August 2009

1 cup watermelon - 1 point
crackerbread - 0 points
egg - 2 points
1 tsp mayo - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
ww ice cream - 2 points
cookie - 4 points
sushi - 4 points
hot chocolate - 2 points
ww carot cake - 1 point

Total:17/19 points


Did REALLY well on the points, keeping it under 19. I did terrible on the veggies and awful on the milk, soooooo yeah, dang. It's because I didn't have a green smoothie. It was an excessively delicious day, however.

Though I must say, that weight watchers carrot cake SUCKS. I was looking for the nifty carrot cakes that Heather recommended. Unfortunately, I can't find 'em anywhere. =( So I tried the ww carrot cake. BLECH. Dry and nasty. Thank goodness I was drinking a 2 point hot chocolate at the time or I would have gone "GACK".





Tuesday 11th August 2009

The only thing I wrote down for this day was the Green smoothie at 4 points. YIKES!! I wonder why I didn't write anything else down? And I've totally forgotten what I ate. Na ja, I had 21 bonus points left and I *KNOW* I didn't use that many, so we're all good.

Total points: no idea. I average out at about 21/19, so it was somewhere around there.





Monday 10th August 2009

Green smoothie - 4 points
thin bread - 1 point
cheese wedge - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
watermelon - 1 point
cheese stick - 1 point
hot chocolate - 2 points
1/2 cup rice - 2 points
1/4 avacado - 2 points
cucumber - 0 points
2 strips fake crab - 2 points
baskin robins light ice cream - 3 points

Total: 19/19 points
Did SO well on the veggies - thanks to the green smoothie. I felt like I ate a LOT of food today. I did excessively bad on the milk. I tell ya, if you drink that milk it totally cuts down on the points you can have. A full four points need to be milk based products, which leaves me only FIFTEEN for food. That is NOT a lot. And it's irritating.






Sunday 9th August 2009

Cocoa krispies - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1 tbsp walnuts - 2 points
crackerbread - 0 points
1/2 tsp butter, 1/2 tsp marge - 1 point
1 cup canteloupe - 1 point
noodles - 4 points
1/2 cup meat and spaghetti sauce - 3 points
22 ice cream - 2 points
edamame - 2 points
banana split - 3 points
ice cream - 1 point

Total: 23/19 points
Sundays are always hard because of the spaghetti. It didn't help that I had ice cream up the wazoo. Oh well, so I had enough milk, but not enough veggies. Again.






Saturday 8th August 2009

3/4 cup raisin bran - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1/2 thin bread, 1/2 cheese wedge, veggies - 1 point
1 cup grapes - 1 point
thin bread - 1 point
egg - 2 points
1/2 cup baked beans - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1/2 cup bryer's fat free ice cream - 1 point
crackerbread, 1/2 tsp butter, 1/2 tbsp marmalade - 1 point
chocolate eggs - 3 points
1 cup milk - 2 points

Total: 20/19 points
Ok, better on the points than yesterday, really good on the milk, but SO not good on the veggies. I really must have a green smoothie every day otherwise I don't get enough veggies.





Friday 7th August 2009

1 cup milk - 2 points
1 thin bread - 1 point
1 cheese wedge with veggies - 1 point
1 cup grapes - 1 point
ww ice cream - 2 points
cheese stick - 1 point
Publix pickin's 'n' samplin's - 4 points
sake #4 - 11 points
1/2 rainbow roll - 5 points
1/2 cup breyer's fat free ice cream - 1 point

Total: 29/19 points

Not bad for a date night, and I did better with the milks - but I SO did not do very well on the veggies.




Thursday 6th August 2009


Green Smoothie - 4 points
Thin Bread - 1 point
Cheese wedge - 1 point
Veggies - 0 points
Cheese stick - 1 point
Strawberries - 1 point
coffee cake - 4 points
1/2 sonic breakfast toaster sandwich - 6 points

Total points - 18/19 points

Yeah, so although I was under points, it was a WAY unhealthy day. No milk whatsoever. Well, except for the 1/2 cup of yoghurt in the smoothie.

I have to say, though, that sonic breakfast toaster sandwich was RIDICULOUSLY good. Holy cow!!! It's the most delicious thing I've tasted in a loooooong while. In fact, I may have to start obsessing about having another one at some point.

Deal with self: If I have 12 points left at the end of this week, I will get a sonic breakfast toaster sandwich.

However!!!! that's unlikely to happen because not only do is it Ben's birthday today, but it's also my birthday in five days. Two birthdays in one week is not conducive to one using very few of one's bonus points.

Might have to actually break down and exercise this week. GAH!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What I ate

Wednesday 5th August 2009

WEIGH IN!
This was my 11th weigh-in, so I've been on weight watchers now for nearly three months.
Starting weight: 165.8lbs
Weight today: 148.8 lbs
Total weight loss: 17lbs!!!

Which means I have lost 10% of my body weight in just under 3 months. =) I'm so happy! I got my 10% key ring. =) I'll need to put before and after pictures up here soon. I like the way Heather measures herself and puts up pictures every week.

Because I am now in the 140s in terms of pounds, my points drop down again - from 20 to 19 points. Gah! That's going to be tough. I will definitely be making use of my 35 bonus points each week. =)


Thin bread - 1 point
laughing cow cheese wedge - 1 point
I think it's funny that both the regular and the light laughing cow cheese are one point. Why bother with the light when you can have the yummy tasting regular for the same amount of points?
veggies - 0 points
1 tsp vanilla frosting - 1 point
I know. It was naughty. But oooohhh so good.
7 fat free saltines - 1 point
1 oz cheese - 3 points
1 tbsp dressing - 1 point
1 cup milk - 2 points
light cheese stick - 1 point
3/4 cup cocoa krispies - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
2 Tbsp pecans - 2 points
ww ice cream - 2 points

Total: 19/19 points





Tuesday 4th August 2009

1 slice toast with 1/2 tsp marge and 1/2 Tbsp marmalade - 2 points
Oatmeal - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
mozzarella cheese - 2 points
thin bread - 1 point
1/2 tsp oil - 0.5 points
veggies - 0 points
1 1/2 cups watermelon - 1.5 points
california roll - 2 points
beef stew - 7 points
watermelon - 1 point
ww ice cream - 2 points

23/20 points





Monday 3rd August 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
Thin bread - 1 point
Veggies - 0 points
Dressing - 1 point
1 cup watermelon - 1 point
1 cup 0 point Progresso soup - 0 points
3oz Beef - 7.5 points
veggies - 1 point
potato - 1 point
1/4 cup fat free gravy - 0 points
1 1/2 cups milk - 3 points
Weight Watchers Blueberry Cobbler - 4.5 points
The cobbler was really hideous. I was bummed.

Total: 24/20 points





Sunday 2nd August 2009
Fast Sunday

Noodles - 4 points
1/4 cup sauce and meat - 2 points
2 cups watermelon - 2 points
1/2 banana - 1 point
1/2 cup Bryers fat free fudge brownie ice cream - 1 point
1 Tbsp pecans - 1 point
1 cup orange juice - 2 points

Total: 13/20 points






Saturday 1st August 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
thin break - 1 point
cheese - 2 points
dressing - 1 point
1 cup milk - 2 points
Chick-Fil-A waffle fries small - 5 points
scallops - 1 point
1/2 cup rice - 2 points
1 cup roasted veggies - 2 point
Banana split - 3 points
(Banana split consists of 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup Bryers fat free ice cream, 1 Tbsp pecans and 1 maraschino cherry)

Total: 23/20 points






Friday 31st July 2009
Date night!!!! =)

Oatmeal - 2 points
1 cup milk - 2 points
1 cup grapes - 1 point
1/2 cup edamame - 2 points
Sake number 4 - 11 points
1/2 rainbow roll - 5 points
1/2 Like It Founder's Favourite from Coldstone - 5 points

Total: 28/20 points

Sake number 4 consists of a california roll and 8 or 9 pcs nigiri, as well as a cup of miso soup and a salad. Best. Sushi. EVER!




Thursday 30th July 2009

Green Smoothie - 4 points
1 small piece of cheese - 1 point
veggies - 0 points
chicken - 3 points
1 cup grapes - 1 point
weight watchers santa fe frozen dinner - 2 points
1/2 cup milk - 1 point
a little cookie dough - 3 points
22 ice cream - 2 points
1/2 cup Bryer's fat free fudge brownie ice cream - 1 point

Total: 18/20 points