Friday, April 29, 2011

My weight loss goal

I am hoping to lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks – with that I will get into the normal range again

I am currently 164 pounds ( 74 Kilos ) and if I lose 10 pounds ( 4.5 kilos ) – I will be in the normal range for my height –

I went to my first weight watchers meeting yesterday – I am going with my friend Julie – the meeting was full of unadventurous looking people

The meeting topic was how not to get bored with the food you eat- because when you get bored out of eating the same old thing over and over again – you can easily get tempted to “blow “ your diet

One lady raised her hand and said that she was trying to create excitement by eating salsa I thought she was being sarcastic – till everyone in the audience clapped

That is how unadventurous this group is !!

The Points Plus Program

My friend and I went to our first weight watchers meeting

I really like the Points Plus Program

The idea is this

Based on your personal profile you eat a certain amount of points

A point plus is calculated with the following formula -

Take whatever food you are having and then look at
  1. Fat
  2. Carbs
  3. Protein
  4. Fiber
Yes they dont look at calories

Then apply the formula of ( everything in Grams )

Fat/3.9 + Carbs/9.2+ Protein /10.9 -Fiber/12.5

This would mean that my Luna Bar - white chocolate macademia would be

7/3.9 + 25/9.2+ 9/10.9-3/12.5= 5 points plus !!!
Now obviously I dont make this calculation each time - I simply use my nutrition app that I purchased for a one time fee of a dollar and I put in the formula in the Settings of the program

In addtion Fruits and Vegetables are free !!! - They have no points and can be eaten in unlimited quantity

This is what I love about this program

That you dont have to ever go hungry and when forced to make a choice as with my travel schedules I frequently am at airports etc - its going to force me to choose the raw stuff !!!!

I love this !

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Joining Weightwatchers ...

All three days of mindful challenges last week were great
As in I remembered to eat less, to stop when full and write down when finished

Problem is that those three days ended and then I again forgot !

Yes I actually forget that I am trying to lose weight , I forget to plan in the day, I forget to carry the food that is healthy

Now this is not surprising

Work is extraordinarily busy , I have a child with Autism that we do hometherapy, plus all the usual busy-ness of taking care of home, laundry meals etc

I dont mean to complain - I really have a beautiful  and happy life really 

But its no wonder that there are so many things on my mind - that I keep forgetting

Well me and another friend are joining Weightwatchers today

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mindful Eating Challenge Day 1 - completed

Successfully !!!

( well sort of - I absentmindedly downed R's leftover Chessmen but then I did not have the desert I was planning on - so it worked out )

I really can do this when I put my mind to it !

Let me see what Day 2 brings

Mindful Eating Challenge Day 1

One of my biggest challenges with planning and control and dieting is that I actually forget I am controlling what I eat

I then proceed to log the days's eating at once and then will be mortified at having gone over my calories by so much
Of course the colition is to pre-plan which is what I am doing

So here is a three day challenge that I am setting for myself  with 3 goals

1.I will eat nothing standing up
2. I will plan for the whole day in advance
3. I will log everthing I eat in my "Lose it " ( has an app if you have an Iphone ) or you can use their online tool- both are free

Here is Monday

Breakfast : Kashi Oatmeal ( 140 ) + 2 cups coffee ( 40 )

Snack : Grapes ( 60 cals)

Lunch: Vegetarian Sushi ( 250 ) and Miso Soup ( 60 )

Snack: Grapes/yogurt - 100

Evening Snack : Whole grain muffin ( 100 ) and Cheese ( 30 ) and tea ( 30 ) =160

Dinner : Spinach Salad with Chicken Sausage fruit and low fat dressing = 400