I weigh every morning and this morning it slipped my mind. I hate not having somewhat of an idea of what will happen for my official weigh in tomorrow!
For breakfast this morning, I ate toast with PB and a sliced banana, Egg Beaters with Laughing Cow and FF turkey along with a glass of milk for 7 points. 32 grams of protein. 417 calories.
I decided to track my protein today. I think I read somewhere that we should be eating about half our body weight in protein. So if I weigh 210 lbs., I should be eating 105 grams of protein. I was interested to see where I stack up.
And then I also decided to see how many calories I’m actually eating vs. points on WW.
I made an appointment at a consignment store to drop off more items to sell. This gave me a chance to drive my new Jeep and hopefully I will make some more money! While driving, I drank my coffee with Almond Joy Creamer for 1 point. 50 calories. 0 Protein.
The program I am using to track calories counts calories for plain coffee…that’s new to me!
The consignment store ended up taking about 20 items. So that’s good!
For lunch, I ate tuna with light Miracle Whip, sliced tomatoes, green beans, and squash soup for 7 points. 30 grams of protein. 297 calories.
I love those vine ripened tomatoes. They cost a little more but the flavor is so much better.
I finished it up with a small apple and PB for 3 points. 4 grams of protein. 172 calories.
Filled me up, as always!
Starting tomorrow, I am going to start counting calories instead of points. I am using a free website that offers a free App for my phone and my iPad. I used it today and it is very intuitive and very easy to use. I’m going to see how this goes for a week and decide if I want to continue it. I won’t be making any quick decisions and canceling my WW membership right away, but I am considering it if I like this and it works for me. This means counting calories for fruits and vegetables and for everything that goes into my mouth. No “free” foods. It also shows me charts of the nutrients I am eating, etc. I will not be counting my points next week, like I’m doing today, as doing both gets a little time consuming. I will be interested to see what the results are!
After lunch, I cleaned out my second closet. I forgot to take a before picture, but it was in pretty bad shape! I was able to pack up A LOT of clothes from this closet to take to the consignment store. But here is my after:
I have WAY too many shoes. For now, I just put them in bags (which you can see are stuffed in the bottom of my closet), but I need to find a better way to organize them. And these aren’t all of them!
My next project is to clean out my clothes drawers. I am finally starting to have a lot more room in my closets! I don’t want to buy any new clothes for a while though. It was fun trying on a skirt that I’m saving to show my progress. I wore this skirt a tad big when it fit, because that felt comfortable to me, and now I could practically fit 1 1/2 of me in it! Someday I’ll post a picture—but probably not until I reach my goal!
If I ever get there… at least that’s how I’ve been feeling lately!
For a snack, I made a green smoothie with 1/3 cup light vanilla yogurt, 2 oranges, 2 cups of spinach, and 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder for 2 points. 234 calories. 14.4 grams of protein.
It seems to me that something that is only 2 points should not be 234 calories? I think this experiment will be an eye opener for me! This was almost as many calories as my lunch. But I do know that this is healthy for me.
I finally got some exercise in today. I biked 9.6 miles in 40 minutes and burned 229 calories. It felt great! Plus, I watched an episode of Ugly Betty and that made it go really fast!
For supper, I made fish tacos and I also ate tortilla chips for a total of 10 points. 512 calories. 20.4 grams of protein.
For dessert, I ate a serving of Girl Scout Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies along with FF/SF chocolate pudding for 6 points. 260 calories. 2 grams of protein.
More than I would normally eat for dessert, but I had the points for it! I actually still have 1 point left over.
I ended up eating 102.9 grams of protein today. Just short of my goal. I really had to add extra protein to my usual diet to get it even that high! So I have some work to do.
I ate 1,941 calories today. I can eat 1,964 calories per day and still lose 1 lb. per week. I will be interested to see if this works. If these numbers add up, how would I lose ANY weight if I were eating all of my daily points and eating weekly points too!
The program I am using also factors in exercise and you can eat those calories each day if you want to also. So it says I have 252 more calories to eat today if I so wish.
I would like to lose more than 1 lb. per week, but I don’t want to overdo it and feel deprived. I think I’ll start here.
I was also shocked to see that I ate 3,561.8 mg of sodium today!! And I thought I controlled the sodium in my diet…So many things to look at! So many areas to improve. But doing this today opened my eyes to quite a few things. I’m excited for this next week!