It's been a while. I know. I don't have a good excuse for not writing other than the fact that for the past few months I've been teetering between two to five pounds above the weight where I usually buckle down and start tracking again. This isn't my "happy" weight, but rather the weight where I realize I'm on a slippery slope back to my old ways.
While I've been away, I've been battling wheels of brie, saying no, I will regret eating this cheese. But giving in, and yes, I love you, brie, you are so tasty. I've been embracing late night pizza, but regretting it shortly after. I've been convincing myself I won't eat another packaged cookie or candy, but then eating five more. Five more that I promise myself would be the last. But there never is a last cookie or candy, just a chance to recommit and start over, and that's why I love Weight Watchers...it always forgives.
A few weeks ago I recommitted and I've slowly worked towards tracking regularly and getting back on a healthy path. Something that I've been wanting to do for a while is share some meal plans from my actual life. I'm hoping this will help those who get off track see that it's possible to get back on track, but also feel satisfied. Introducing a new feature on City Skinny Life: What I Ate Today (WIAT for short).
This new series will showcase the different ways I make meals happen without breaking the PointsPlus bank.
Here's my WIAT for the week:
I try to eat something high in protein right away when I get to work so that I'm not starving until lunch time.
|Water (0 PP) and Two Hard-Boiled Eggs (4 PP)|
Despite eating my nutritious breakfast, I sometimes get hunger pains before lunch time. Today, I fended them off with a little tea. On other days I'll often eat a fruit.
|Tea with an Equal (0 PP)|
Today I bought my lunch. I went for a small Greek salad with grilled chicken breast and a half cup of cous cous. To keep it extra light, I skipped adding dressing to my salad. My sweet treat was a Diet Coke.
|Greek Salad (5 PP), Cous Cous (4 PP) and Diet Coke (0 PP)|
I can't help it. I needed a pick me up around 3 p.m. I went with a small bag of pretzels today.
|Pretzels (4 PP)|
I'm often on-the-go for dinner. Tonight I met my roommate for a quick dinner after work at my favorite healthy spot, Soho Cafe & Grill in Astoria.
|Iced Tea (0 PP)|
|Grilled Veggies with Feta (2 PP)|
|Mediterranean Wrap with Grilled Chicken (7 PP) and Side of Tzatziki (1 PP)|
|Fresh Juice (0 PP)|
I hope this new feature is helpful, and would love feedback. Please note, I make rough estimates for some items when it comes to PointsPlus values, and in some ways have a few of my own rules. Please feel free to share if you track items differently.