26 November 2007

Daily Log: Monday 26 Nov. 07

1/3 pumpkin muffin: 4

two slices toast with jam: 2 (6)

veggie chili with barley: 3 (9)
apple: 1 (10)

Pirate's Booty: 1 (11)

squash soup: 3 (14)
salad with bit of sesame dressing: 1 (15)
rice crackers: 2 (17)
granola bar: 2 (19)


Sylvie said...

Snick, are you able to eat only the things you list in your food log? I ask b/c I'm also trying to do WW and so far 1 pound down and then 1 pound up. Maybe I have too many little snacks. What do you do when you get hungry? Is what you are listing here enough to eat each day? Thanks!

Snickollet said...

Hi, Sylvie,

On the days that I list what I eat, I truly only eat what's listed, and it is enough for me. When I get really hungry, my main snacks are:

a piece of fruit
raw veggies (carrot sticks, sugar snap peas, etc.)
popcorn (air-popped or low-fat microwave)

I also drink a ton of herbal tea, water, and (I'm ashamed to admit) diet soda for when I just want some flavor.

I find that exercising is really important, and when I exercised more than I do now, I also ate more, especially in the morning. (I worked out before work.)

The little snacks do add up, I have to say. Cutting out the snacking is the hardest thing for me but the most important as far as being consistent in losing. Be really honest with what you write down. I also found that the first week was hardest with being hungry. After that, my body got adjusted.

Good luck!

Snickollet said...

One more thing . . . I'm a little obsessive about weighing/measuring my food. I use my slide rule thingy to calculate the points in packaged food like crackers and then write the points on the box. When I want a snack, I count out or weigh the serving size. I measure things like rice, because I just can't reliably eyeball half a cup. It's a pain, but this makes a big difference for me.

Sylvie said...

Thanks, that is helpful, I think I estimate a lot and probably sneak in a lot of little snacks w/o noticing. I just made that zero points soup... let's see if that helps.