This Is Not My First Weight Loss Attempt+ What I Eat In A Day On Weight Watchers

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.

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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.

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Weight Loss Diary: 2.29.12

Weight Loss Diary: 7.27.12

Weight Loss Diary: 9.12.12

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.

1 toast

1tsp nut butter

1 banana

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dinner is around 6:30-7:30pm I am going to try really hard to not eat anything past 8 pm.

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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.

img_6304-1.jpgPictured here a lunch from above as well as a cup of rice, salmon and a piece of sweet potato. 

Snacks for the evening include fruit, popcorn or unsweetened apple sauce.

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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!

<3 Sana

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10 Responses to This Is Not My First Weight Loss Attempt+ What I Eat In A Day On Weight Watchers

  1. G says:

    Good for you!! Constant pain cannot be an easy thing to deal with (I know I take my health for granted… oops). It doesn’t matter how many times you restart, as long as you never stop restarting :) Keep it up!!!

    • Sana says:

      Thank you! This is my millionth and hopefully last restart. Thankfully, with PT my pain is manageable. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Sharon says:

    Sounds like you are taking the right steps to lose weight. Sounds like PT is key to helping you progress. Keep it up!

    • Sana says:

      Thank you! I think when I take care of my back I feel better about myself and my health and I am more likely to make better choices :)!

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    I bought that TJ’s NAAN for my husband and he friggin’ loves it! My NOSE loves it too!!! Smells amazing!
    I am so so so happy you have been feeling good on WW too!!! :) Lets hope it stays that way!

  4. Looks like you are off to a great start and love your attitude! Tracking food at first is really helpful. It’s not easy to stay on a plan this time of year.

  5. I need to try the TJ NAAN bread. I love naan bread but have always been afraid to buy it from a supermarket, because I am afraid it wont be as good. Good luck with weight watcher and concentrate more on how you feel than what the scales says.

  6. Calee says:

    Good luck! One thing that an older friend told me when I hit my late 20s is that I shouldn’t expect to be the weight that I was in my younger years. Granted, that advice doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to lose the weight you want. I guess her advice helped me reset my expectations and become happier with myself instead of hating the body I had. Thought I would pass along the sage wisdom.

  7. Akaleistar says:

    Good luck with physical therapy!

  8. Farrah says:

    It’s frustrating to not be able to exercise, but it’s definitely important not to injure yourself more! I hope you recover soon! I haven’t been able to exercise as much lately so I’ve been trying to eat healthier as somewhat of a compromise, haha.

    Yay for peanut butter banana toast and green tea! <3 Those berry muffins look super good too!