General, Uncategorized, Weight Loss

Seeing the scale go down is nice

CaptureHad another successful week. Down a total of 8.2lbs now, which is pretty great. I was worried since I had such a good first week that I wouldn’t see much of a change this week, but apparently not. Losing 2.2lbs in a week is totally respectable. Weighing in every day is a bit overkill perhaps but I’m finding it really valuable in terms of seeing how variable my weight it day to day. On the one hand it can be discouraging seeing my weight go back up to 266 like it did on monday, but overall this is serving to help me not freak out over the scale. A day or two (or three or four) don’t matter so long as my weight has an overall downward trend.

I continue to find following the program pretty natural and easy. I have a few go-to meals now that I pretty much stick to. It makes staying within my points pretty effortless.

Current go-to meals:

  • Fried egg wrap (15SP)
    • GF tortilla*
    • 2 eggs fried in 1 tsp of butter
    • 1 cheese slice
    • srirracha
  • Egg in a hole (11SP)
    • 2 slices GF multigrain bread (Kinnickinick)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp butter
  • Dill Pickle Coleslaw (3SP)
    • cabbage
    • diced pickles
    • onion
    • 2 tbsp Hellmann’s Mayo (full fat)
    • a bit of pickle juice
  • Oatmeal (10SP)
    • 1/2 cup quick oats (dry)
    • 1 tsp butter
    • 2 tsp brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • Meal Salad (2SP for vinagrette + ~5SP for the protein)
    • iceburg lettuce
    • various veggies (cucumber, onion, carrot, celery)
    • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • Whatever protein we have
      • sliced up steak (5oz/6SP)
      • 1/2 honey garlic sausage (5SP)
  • Banana Fondue (6SP)
    • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
    • 1 tbsp peanut butter
    • banana(s)
  • Lettuce Wraps (8SP)
    • 4 rice paper wraps
    • Veggies
      • lettuce
      • carrot
      • cucumber
      • onion
      • etc
    • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp tamari (GF soy sauce)
    • srirracha

* The large Udi’s Gluten Free tortillas are obnoxiously high point, 6SP for one. They are delicious but quite pointy and frankly pretty expensive, which is why I switched to the egg in a hole with the Kinnickinick break. Lower point, more filling, and costs less. I’m going to keep the Udi wraps around, but have them be a less common thing.

 

 

In other news, I got a new phone! Welcome to the world of less-crappy selfies! Woo!

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