Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A (relatively good) day in the life

I have been, as I have said, having trouble staying within my Weight Watchers points. My tracking hasn't been the greatest, but I have been tracking today and thought I'd share a relatively "good" day for me -- even though I'm over my points. I've considered doing this on a daily basis but was afraid that a) it would be boring to read and b) I would get nasty comments. We'll see how this goes. Tomorrow is my weigh-in so it's very much on my mind.

Today has been a tough day. I have had vertigo for the last couple of days from a plugged up head and stuffy ears, which has made moving around uncomfortable. Yesterday I skipped my workout, but today I tried toughing it out. Big mistake. I felt really sick after running. I got better after I got to work and sat still for a while. I was supposed to do yoga tonight but I knew that would be even worse, so I'm relaxing at home with my kitties instead and trying not to move too much.


1 tsp unsalted butter (1)
1 cup(s) cooked corn grits (3)
1 small apple(s) 1
1 tbsp White Wave Silk Soymilk Creamer (0)
1 cup black coffee (0)
2 tbsp peanut butter (4.5)
1 serving(s) Ezekiel English muffin (3)

Subtotal 12.5

2 tsp whipped salted butter (1.5)
2 slices bread (3)
1 1/2 tbsp vinegar and oil salad dressing (3)
1 cup(s) mixed baby greens (0)
1/2 cup(s) cooked green beans (0)
2 oz cooked shrimp (1)
1/2 cup cucumber (0)
2 slice(s) tomato (0)
3 tbsp roasted red peppers (0.5)

Subtotal 9

1 medium orange (1)
2 tbsp canned artichoke hearts, without oil (0)
1 tbsp hummus (0.5)
1 serving fresh mozzerella (2)
2/3 cup lettuce (0)
2 tbsp roasted red peppers (0)
1 average white pita bread (3)

Subtotal 6.5

15 dry roasted peanuts (1.5)
4 half pecan halves (1.5)
15 item(s) Kashi TLC Honey Sesame Crackers (2)
1 piece(s) The Laughing Cow Bonbel Mini babybel (2)
1/2 serving wine (1)

Subtotal 8

Food POINTS values used =36

30 min Running (5 mph [12 min/mile] or faster) (+4)

1 comment:

  1. Jen - It's your blog so blog as you see fit and if any comments are negative you can always remove them. As far as being over your points much of the time, that was one of the problems I had when I tried WW again a couple years back. The point system, even with the activity points, just did not work out well with my activity level. I needed enough food to fuel my running but not so much that I would stall any weight loss. It was frusterating and the leaders really couldn't offer much insight other than using the activity points. What I finally did was give up counting points and just start counting calories. (It also rescued me from the little mind game of eating the highest fiber so I could eat more food - you know the fudge sicles with 3 grams of fiber in them to lower the point value.) So don't be too hard on yourself for going over your points because your activity level is usually quite high. As long as you're still in the ball game, it doesn't matter if you have some strike outs. You'll get there eventually, just don't give up!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07