22 December 2007

Weigh-In: Week 7

Life is strange.

129 even, for a loss of 2.2 pounds.

In other news, look at me making promises I can't keep! Still no salad dressing recipe. I'll work on that.

19 December 2007


I'm on counting hiatus. I will continue to weigh in on Saturday mornings, but until the new year I will not be posting my points.

Between my upcoming travels and the stress of the holidays, I just can't do it.

I'm torn on this issue. I feel like times of stress are when I need to count the most. I feel better when I eat better, and I eat better when I count points. But at least for right now, I need to take a break.

I'll be back! And long ago, I promised a recipe for carrot/tofu/miso dressing. I will post it later today.

17 December 2007

Daily Log: Monday 17 Dec. 07

small apple: 1
1 piece Dove dark chocolate: 1 (2)
coffee with cream: 1 (3)

veggie soup w/barley: 2 (5)
cinnamon crumpet: 2 (7)
caramel popcorn: 2 (9)

16 December 2007

Weigh-In: Week 7

131.2, a loss of 0.2, but a net gain of 0.2 from my lowest point this go-around.

(Warning: TMI ahead.)

I got my period on Friday, so that helps explain the X-TREME snacking of last week. That's something, I guess. I still find that this holiday season is kind of kicking my willpower's ass. At least I have no social engagements this week, so hopefully I'll be more on track this week. It should be easier to count points, if nothing else. It's hard at restaurants to estimate serving sizes, and since you don't know what they do in the kitchen, any points values are guesstimates.

12 December 2007

Daily Log: Thursday 12 Dec. 07

1 slice high-fiber toast w/pumpkin butter: 1
"ghetto mocha" (1 packet no sugar added hot chocolate, coffee, 1/2 c. milk): 2 (3)

veggie soup: 0 (3)
cinnamon crumpet: 2 (5)
4 mini Hershey bars: 4 (9)

Snacks (Help! I cannot stop eating today!)
one more Hershey mini: 1 (10)
2 clementines: 1 (11)
1/4 bag microwave popcorn: 1 (12)

11 December 2007

Daily Log: Tuesday 11 Dec. 07

oatmeal with dried cherries: 4
cafe au lait: 1 (5)

1/4 bag microwave popcorn: 1 (6)

veggie soup: 0 (6)
2 clementines: 1 (7)

Dinner: Work holiday party
1 large glass wine: 4 (11)
raw veggies: 0 (11)
little bit of dip for veggies: 1 (12)
4 crackers: 2 (14)
2 small slices cheese: 1 (15)
2 stuffed mushrooms, 2 chicken fingers, 2 cocktail sausages, 1 scoop of cheese tortellini, 1 slice chocolate cake: LOTS

I'm having a hard time this holiday season with saying no to yummy food. I think being annoyed with work and not into Christmas and just feeling kind of blah makes it hard to stay motivated.

10 December 2007

Daily Log: Monday 10 Dec. 07

oatmeal (3)
Rooibos tea: 0 (3)

veggie soup: 0 (3)
salad w/nonfat balsamic vinaigrette: 0 (3)
Clif zBar: 2 (5)
apple: 1 (6)
chocolate: 1 (7)

1/2 bag microwave popcorn: 2 (9)

Singha beer: 3 (12)
3/4 c. brown rice: 3 (15)
various tasty Thai delights (spicy shrimp, spicy salmon, crazy noodles): 12 (27)

I had dinner out with friends, and I'm totally guessing on the points for the Thai food. It was so, so good: spicy and delicious. No regrets!

Weigh-In: Week 6

131.4, a gain of 0.4 pounds, back up to my weight of two weeks ago.

Could it be that I have hit the dreaded plateau?

When I did WW before, I was exercising a lot. I don't really exercise at all anymore, at least not in any organized way. This is going to be a problem if I want to continue to lose (and I would like to get down to at least 125).

The coming week is filled with holiday social engagements, so we'll see how that goes.

07 December 2007

Daily Log: Friday 7 Dec. 07

spinach and feta wrap: 5
nonfat latte: 2 (7)

Clif zBar: 2 (9)

baked ratatouille: 1 (10)
1 c. couscous: 3 (13)

Dinner: John's birthday dinner!
1 beer
a lot of BBQ
a lot of chocolate
a moderate amount of sorbet
a lot of points

06 December 2007

Daily Log: Thursday 6 Dec. 07

oatmeal with dried cherries: 4
black coffee: 0 (4)

rice cakes: 1 (5)

udon soup: 4 (9)

rice cakes w/one wedge Laughing Cow Light: 2 (11)

vegetable soup: 0 (11)
banana: 1 (12)
grapefruit: 1 (13)
banana bread: 4 (17)
rice crackers: 2 (19)
small glass of wine: 2 (21)

05 December 2007

Daily Log: Wednesday 5 Dec. 07

oatmeal: 3
black coffee: 0 (3)

tuna roll: 4 (7)
small serving udon soup: 2 (9)
salad with ginger dressing: 2 (11)
green tea: 0 (11)

baked ratatouille: 1 (12)
parmesan cheese: 1 (13)
1 c. whole-wheat couscous: 3 (16)
Clif zBar: 2 (18)
small slice freshly baked banana bread: 2 (20)

04 December 2007

Daily Log: Tuesday 4 Dec. 07

oatmeal: 3

veggie chili with black beans and bulgur: 3 (6)
apple: 1 (7)

1/2 c. Stonyfield Farm nonfat coffee frozen yogurt: 2 (9)

kung-pao chicken: 7 (16)
1/2 c. white rice: 2 (18)
roasted veggies: 2 (20)

03 December 2007

Daily Log: Monday 3 Dec. 07

I forgot how hard the holidays can be when you're doing WW. I had a couple of events this weekend and I dove right in with full force. I'm thinking that I'll start counting on the weekends again just to keep me a little more honest. Something about posting what I eat to this blog really does keep me from overindulging, and I might need to rely on that in the coming weeks until we're through the holidays.

Do any of you fellow WW-ers have ideas for filling breakfasts that aren't more than 3-4 points? Cold cereal does not do it for me. Oatmeal is good, but I'm getting rather bored with it.

But anyway, for today:

the same old oatmeal: 3
black coffee: 0 (3)

spinach, feta, and Eggbeater breakfast burrito in whole-wheat wrap (I ate very little of the wrap part, but most of the filling): 4 (7)
small serving home fries: 4 (11)
decaf tea: 0 (11)

roasted veggies (cauliflower, mushrooms, squash, bok choy): 2 (13)
polenta with cheese: 4 (17)
Trader Joe's ginger Cats' Cookies: 2 (19)

01 December 2007

Weigh-In: Week 5

131 even for a loss of 0.4 pounds.

At least it was a loss. I felt really "snacky" this week, and I think Thanksgiving weekend madness caught up with me and slowed me down a bit. I see some zero point soup on my horizon for the coming week.

Probably won't count/post over the weekend.