So, I have to admit I was embarrassed to be posting my last post about trying to lose weight again. However, I got a lot of wonderful and supportive comments on Facebook. I am going to post them here so I am able to look back on them when I need some inspiration and help.
As much as I want to feel bad about this current situation, I am choosing to get some inspiration from the last time I successfully lost weight.
In 2012, after physical therapy I was able to lose 20lbs in four months.
I have done this before and I know I will be able to do it again! To lose the weight in 2012, I was preparing my meals, tracking my weight and exercising regularly.
Ironically, now that it’s 2016 I am back in physical therapy for my back. I am currently not exercising because I want to make sure I don’t injure myself more and that I have a strong core for when I do get back into running. Before I went to PT earlier this month, I was having a lot of pain when I was walking, sitting, standing or bending. I am glad I was able to get to PT before things got much worse.
PT is hard work, I arrive at around 5:30pm and roll out feeling major relief at 7:00pm. I’m hoping that by going to PT just like I did in 2012 before losing weight, I will have the same success as last time and I will be able to keep the weight off for sure with the help of Weight Watchers.
What do I eat everyday on Weight Watchers?
Just in case I forget what I’ve been eating, I am going to include what I am loving for breakfast, lunch and dinner to stick to the 30 Points I have to work with on WW.
I have not been really creative with breakfast. It’s been the same thing for the past few weeks. I stick with it because it’s super filling for me.
1tsp nut butter
About 5-6 points.
And some green tea. I was drinking decaf coffee to fill me up before WW, but coffee creamer is just not worth the points and the tea fills me up just fine. Also, I typically eat breakfast around 7:30-8:00am.
Between breakfast and lunch I am drinking TONS of water. I stopped even bringing bars and trail mix with me that I would typically snack on. It’s just too many points and I am actually not even hungry.
Lunch is between 12:30-1:30 it just depends on when my experiments allow me to dip out for a quick bite. My lunch tends to be between 10-15 points.
Pictured here is baby carrots, Guilt-Free Kale and Greek Yogurt Dip from Trader Joe’s, and a piece of naan topped with eggplant garlic spread and fat-free feta cheese also from Trader Joe’s.
I also have some Light&Fit Greek yogurt with my lunch. It’s only 2 point and usually keeps me full if I add it into my lunch.
I also don’t really eat much between lunch and dinner. Some fruit or a muffin if I am really hungry. But so far I have been fine.
Dinner is around 6:30-7:30pm I am going to try really hard to not eat anything past 8 pm.
Sorry for the very unappetizing pictures. Too tired and too hungry to add any effort. I always start each meal with a ton of water, it for sure prevents me from overeating. I have been enjoying zoodles with ground chicken, if I want to go out to eat I stick with the kids portion, I stick to a cup of pasta and I have really been enjoying riced cauliflower with ground chicken and some chutney.
I also sometimes repeat lunch when I don’t have anything else to eat for dinner.
In the past 3 weeks that I have been doing weight watchers, I have yet to go hungry and I have not had the usual headaches I get whenever I significantly cut back on what I am eating. I also love that I don’t have to strictly eat salads. That is the most depressing part of being on a diet.
In my next post I will share my 3 week WW results!