Weight Watchers Week 5 Update

February Goals

For the month of February, I’m hoping to:

  • get my blue dot at least 24 out of 28 days this month
  • exercise at least three times each week
  • exceed my new FitPoints goal of 100 points per week
  • attempt to only use weeklies on days that I work out

I’ve decided that if I make my February and March goals, I’m going to reward myself by upgrading to the FitBit Charge 2 around mid-April.

Week in Review

I got my blue dot 7 out of 7 days this week.

I exceeded my exercise goal and worked out FIVE times! I did 50 minutes of Zumba Fitness Core on my Xbox 360 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday.

(By the way, I originally got my certified refurbished Kinect for $40, but it looks like it’s on sale for $30 right now.) I also walked around my living room for 49 minutes (while reading Wolfsbane, my current eBook from the library) in order to get my step goal on Sunday. Even though my FitBit Charge HR auto-recognized it as “exercise” I’m not really labeling it as such here.

Due to all of that exercise, I had a total of 120 FitPoints this week. I think I’m going to stick with my goal of 100 FitPoints for the time being. It just seems like a solidly attainable goal right now. As my journey progresses, I’ll increase it if I start blowing this goal out of the water.

At weigh-in, I lost 3.2 pounds! That puts me at a total of 10.8 pounds lost so far (since 2/11/2017). Which also means I lost at least 10 pounds within my first two months, so I’ll be getting an additional 2 months of the program for free. Feels good.

Trials and Tribulations

This past weekend we drove to Roanoke, VA. for roller derby (my partner was an alternate for the bout). I packed a cooler full of healthy snacks so that I wouldn’t make hurried bad decisions at rest stops and gas stations. I included mozzarella string cheese (3 SP), strawberries, blueberries, carrots, bananas, apples, and PB2 (1 SP) mixed into fat free Cool Whip (1 SP).

I planned ahead both lunch (Panera chicken caesar salad with no croutons, add spinach) and dinner (soft taco, rice & beans at a Tex-Mex restaurant) on Saturday by checking out their menus online the day before we left. I also pre-packed a BAW (3 SP) and 1/4 cup syrup (1 SP) for my breakfast Sunday morning because even though the hotel had a complimentary breakfast, I wasn’t sure there would actually be anything there that was a good option for me.

 

Here’s some of the food I ate this week:

Breakfast

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4 SP: BAW made with Quest peanut butter protein powder (1 SP), Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes (2 SP), egg whites, and mashed banana. The topping is fat free whipped topping (1 SP) and Nestle Toll House cocoa powder.
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7 SP: Egg (2 SP) + egg white omelet with 2 pieces Canadian bacon (1 SP), scallions, 2 Tablespoons of Herdez salsa, and 1 oz muenster cheese (4 SP) inside. Plus a banana.
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7 SP: BAW made with Quest Banana Cream protein powder (1 SP), 1/4 cup Kodiak Cakes Power Cakes (2 SP), egg whites, a mashed banana, and chocolate sprinkles (2 SP) for a splurge. Topped with 2 Tablespoons of PB2 (1 SP) mixed into 2 Tablespoons of fat free Cool Whip (1 SP). When I do this again in the future I’m going to omit the sprinkles.

Lunch & Snacks

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8 SP: Plain Thomas’ Bagel Thin (3 SP) with 2 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Cheddar (3 SP), 2 oz black forest ham (1 SP), mustard, and spinach. Baby carrots with 2 Tablespoons taco dip (1 SP).
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1 SP each: Cinnamon Banana Oat cookies. They’re especially tasty with non-fat Greek yogurt.
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11 SP: One night I had a toooon of points left over, so I had 2 Tagalongs (6 SP), 2 Samoas (5 SP), strawberries, and 1/4 cup Fairlife skim milk.

Snack hack: since I don’t like drinking full glasses of milk, I measured out just enough for dipping cookies, which turned out to be 0 points.

Dinner

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5 SP: Chicken tikka masala (3 SP per one cup serving), 1/4 cup brown rice (2 SP) and Green Giant Riced Cauliflower & Broccoli. I ate this occasionally with 1/2 cup of rice.
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3 SP: One night I ran out of brown rice but had one serving of the chicken tikka masala (3 SP) left. So, I made noodles out of 2 small zucchinis and sauteed them with veggie oil spray, salt, and pepper. Super tasty, and way low on the points. I used the Veggetti, which was definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. (Make sure to clean it as soon as you’re done using it!)
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12 SP: 1 ounce Tostitos Scoops (4 SP), 4 Tablespoons taco dip (3 SP), and 4 Tablespoons Velveeta Chili dip (5 SP)

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