Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WW Run Down...

I have been overwhelmed with the love and support during my WW journey and the fact that I have even "inspired" 1 person to take that leap is amazing! I have gotten a lot of questions and I thought I would try my best to give you my run down, advice and things that help me. I might be a little all over the place so stick with me here!
First off, just because I am telling you something does not mean I do it 100% of the time. I screw up so much but I get right back on top of things. Second this truly is NOT a diet and this isn't a over night fix. This is a full on lifestyle change! I have been doing WW for 21 weeks and lost 20 pounds which is the normal for a WW plan. 
- I could never do a diet where I had to omit something I loved or solely eat cooked chicken and a veggie. With cooking being my passion I LOVE that I still try out new recipe after new recipe!
- I eat 95% at home. Now I take my lunch to work with me and we only go out for maybe 1 dinner and 1 lunch during the week... that has been HUGELY helpful to me. 
This is an average week of food I buy and eat............
 You have to change things......I LOVE hearty breakfast food and sweets but Matt and I have found a way to bring a bit of that in our weekend routine. We do egg white omelet with spinach and fat free cheese then cinnamon sugar toast on wheat every weekend! And no I do not get tired of it....I LOVE it! And every single day for 21 weeks I have 2 hard boiled eggs (whites only) and a 100% whole wheat english muffin (no butter, but with grape jelly) for breakfast! It never gets old to me....yet!
You HAVE to plan ahead....plan out everything you will eat in everyday. My morning snack now that I am in a office is fat free cottage cheese (1/2 cup) and 1/4 cup mandarin oranges in 100% jiuce. This is around 3 points.
 I eat an apple every single day.....this is a 0 point snack and for just 1 point I have a WW brand string cheese with!
I can not live without dessert so we don't! During the week I might have a WW ice cream or even a piece of chocolate that will usually satisfy my sweet tooth! On the weekends I always make WW recipe desserts from the WW cookbooks/pinterest/SkinnyTastse! 
Coffee is essentially 0 points if you don't add much sugar or cream (I don't like my coffee sweet) so now that I am in an office I will have 2 cups in the morning to help with any mid-morning hunger before my morning snack!
When I wasn't working I would have 1 can Progresso 1-2 WW point soup and some crackers for lunch. Well, now I need much more to get me thru the rest of my day at this has been an adjustment. I always try to make double at night so I can bring the rest to work for lunch! I plan out every lunch for the coming week on Sunday.
 I am not a HUGE fan of the frozen meals but I have found some I like, so at work I need something more with a salad with Fat free dressing (or homemade) can be 1 point! ( you see my chocolate dessert?)!
TIP! DO NOT drink your calories! No pop or juice.....water and tea (unsweetened)only!
 Another lunch time option below is the oldie but goodie soup and salad! I always pack my lunch the night before. I pack 2 snacks also.
 Here is another lunch or dinner idea...that is a WW brand chicken burger patty and these steam fresh veggies....I LOVE! You can find both of these in the freezer section! The burger patty is ok, easy because you can grill it without defrosting it.
Lastly....I splurge! Heck ya I do....look at this! It happens and on this day I had a healthy breakfast and used most of my points at lunch! And I have to eat an occasional donut....I just eat it and then get back on track!
You can do it! And we will do this together! Anything I missed???? I hope this was helpful!


Sarah and Chris said...

Im going to try your cottage cheese and mandarin combo, that looks yummy! I just got hired by WW as a greeter, I am so excited to give back to others and help them on their journey like I was helped!

Crystal Clear As Mud said...

I'm so proud of you for doing this and am glad that you've been so successful! Good advice!

Becky said...

You are awesome my friend.

Kaylyn said...

Thanks for sharing this! I really need to get back on tea k with packing my lunches & planning ahead.


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