So I didn’t do a weigh in post this week, but the holiday grand total?
1.8 pound gain.
I will take it considering most folks gain at least 5 during the holidays.
I am curious to see how I will drift back with the new Freestyle program. I was still losing tiny amounts with the old program, so we’ll see what happens!
Breakfast: 5 Smartpoints
So this whole #WeightWatchersFreestyle thing is taking some getting used to, but I’m digging it. I still have to find my sweet spot – where I don’t gain or lose, but it’s an adventure. Right now I get 25 Smartpoints on maintenance.
I really like healthy food. Like if I had someone to prepare all my food for me probably 90% of the time I would ask for vegetables. I LOVE THEM. I realize this makes things easier for me, but I’m finding that with all the free food it is easy to overeat, and you can overeat on healthy stuff too.
I’m getting into the groove of it though, and I’ll figure it out!
Breakfast – 0 Smartpoints
2 hard boiled eggs
So Weight Watchers has started this whole Freestyle program and completely screwed up my blog name. I’m sure they contemplated hard the ramifications for my blog before they did this, right?
Anyway….So being that I’m on maintenance I now have 25 Smartpoints a day instead of the previous 36. Let me tell you, I’m diggin’ it.
You see with the previous program I felt like I was eating even if I wasn’t hungry, which is what brought my fat ass to Weight Watchers to begin with! I am more in tune with my body then I have ever been in my life, and I know when I’m eating just to eat.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that – Every body does it. It’s when it becomes a habit that problems develop. To be in your healthy eating zone before you had to be within 3 points of your target, so I needed to eat 33 points a day to meet that goal.
With the new program you are allowed a range of 10, which is freakin’ awesome. If you are a healthy food fan and cook most of your food you’ll find a lot of the things you eat are now 0 Smartpoints. You might not need all those extras, and finally they aren’t making us eat them!
Breakfast 3 Smartpoints:
PB&J Overnight Oats
1 Cup Greek Non-Fat Yogurt (Fage is my favorite) 0 Smartpoints
1/4 Cup Old Fashioned Oats 2 Smartpoints
2 Tablespoons PB2 1 Smartpoint
1 Stevia packet 0 Smartpoints
1/2 cup frozen wild Blueberries 0 Smartpoints
So when I got back from vacation did I severely restrict my calories? Nope. I went right back to my maintenance points and the 2 pounds I gained on vacation are naturally falling off.
Breakfast: 9 Smartpoints
1/2 cup egg beaters, veggies, 2 tsp oil oil, and 3 turkey sausage links, diced. 2 Smartpoints worth of creamer for my coffee.
I love eating at home. When I eat out I usually think “I could make this better.” Not to be all braggy, but I can cook y’all. I can remember standing on a chair cooking breakfast for my Father.
My Mom started me young, and I would rather eat something home cooked over greasy, over-salted crap you get from most places when you eat out.
Breakfast: 8 Smartpoints
Yes my favorite overnight oats that you see in almost all of my 30/36 point day posts. I can’t help it, I love it and can prep 5 days at a time. When you get up at 3 am for work it is important to have that breakfast ready to go!
I also always have a Premier Protein for my coffee creamer that’s 2 Smartpoints.
Snack: 1 Smartpoint
Apple + WW String Cheese
Lunch: 7 Smartpoints
I took my Italian Sausage and Peppers recipe and added Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine Noodles for a delicious 7 Smartpoint lunch!
Snack: 2 Points
Sririacha Enlightened Broad Beans
Dinner: 12 Smartpoints
I used the seasoning blend from Easy and Fast Veggie Stir Fry, with a cup of Jasmine Rice and an air fried chicken breast. So good!
Snack: 5 Smartpoints
I had my own salty fix with 5 Smartpoints worth of chips while I watched TV.
This was a good food day 🙂 I was satisfied without feeling hungry or stuffed. Winning!
Breakfast: 6 Smartpoints
PB & J Overnight Oats – Yes, I know you see this constantly, but I LOVE it. At the beginning of this whole weight loss adventure I would feel deprived because I couldn’t just eat chocolate. Now I feel deprived if I don’t have my blueberries and Greek Yogurt. Who’da thunk it?
1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 tablespoons PB Fit
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Sweetener of choice (I use stevia)
At least 2 hours before eating ( the night before even better) mix yogurt, PB Fit, Oats and sweetener in a container and refrigerate. Add frozen blueberries 10 minutes before you eat. Enjoy!
As I continue to work on figuring out this whole maintaining thing, I’ve come to realize that this is never going to end.
I mean I know I tell myself and you all that all the time, but it’s when a bad day hits and you have to make that decision that it’s really, seriously, no doubt for life that this reality really smacks you in the face.
Yes Virginia, I have bad days. I know a lot of peeps who see someone who got to their goal as someone that must do everything perfectly. They must always stay in their Smartpoint range or whatever their current plan is, they always work out, and of course are always eating healthy food.
I’m here to tell you plain and simple – that’s bullshit. We are human. We are going to mess up.
It’s how you handle those not so good days that will determine if you will be successful. Do you say screw it, I was bad yesterday so I might as well be bad tomorrow? Do you beat yourself up over and over for being weak?
Or do you realize it, own it, and try your best to change it?