Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Weight Watchers: Week One

I am going to do a weekly update on my Weight Watchers journey each week. I thought it would be good to be able to look back and see what worked, what didn't, and share my favorite recipe of the week.

Weigh In:
I weigh in on Fridays and I was down 4 pounds at my first weigh in. I was really surprised. I didn't feel like I was starving myself and I was excited to see the scale move that much in one week. I was really not expecting to lose anything.

Tracking:
I was just starting to get the basics down of measuring, measuring, and more measuring. I started to get into the habit of tracking all my food. Tracking is just basically a food journal of every bite and sip you take. I thought I would hate tracking, but I actually like seeing what I eat in a day. It's interesting to go back and see how I spent my points and judge whether I did well that day or not. I can also gauge whether or not I ate enough at a particular time of the day. I was able to see some patterns to my eating and found that I do a lot of snacking. I also tend to eat a small breakfast and lunch. If I eat a better sized breakfast and lunch, I don't spend all afternoon and evening snacking here and there.

Activity:
I have been doing a lot of cleaning and walking. Thankfully cleaning is a recognized activity. My dryer broke this week so I have been hanging out my laundry. That is a lot of steps, heavy baskets of wet clothes, and time. Another fun discovery was during a walk one evening this week. We found that our town's water tower had sprung a leak. Of course we went to tell the borough and it has been fun to see how long it takes them to plug it up. It's still going at 7+ days.

Recipe:

So far I don't think I have a favorite recipe this week. I have been eating a lot of zero point foods to make up the fact that I am not eating so many carbs and fats. I have been making some pretty great salads and fruit salads. I think I am going to share my Zero Point Fruit Salad.

Zero Point Fruit Salad
1 Kiwi
5 Strawberries
1 small handfull of blueberries
1 small banana

Slice all the fruit, and combine in a bowl. Enjoy!

If you wanted you could sprinkle the fruit with less than a teaspoon of real sugar and it is still zero points. I don't because I like the natural fruit, but you could if you so desired. If you are into artificial sweeteners you could use that too, but I think they are gross.

Overall I think week one is a success. I'm happy, not hungry and losing.

Happy healthy cooking!

Joy

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