Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tracking makes the difference! Plus an easy breakfast solution.

Yesterday's meeting was a huge success. I lost 4 pounds last week, and I know it is due to my diligent tracking. I have just 5.4 pounds left to get to my low point, post Viva, 10 pounds to get to my birthday goal October 9, 20 to go to get to my weight watchers goal and 25 to get to my goal of 160.

Thursday was my husband and my anniversary. We had plans to eat out and I saved all my bonus points for that dinner out. I ate light during the day, with yogurt, fresh strawberries (2 servings) and a a couple of hummus sandwiches. I went to dinner with 14 points, plus my 35 bonus.
I ate:
bread with olive oil and wine vinegar
salad with Gorgonzola and light dressing
Soft Polenta with fire roasted vegitables
Tirimisu for dessert.

I may not have used all my bonus points, but I counted that I used all but maybe 5, to keep me in check over the weekend.

Friday night Frank BBQ'd Filet Mignon, which was 7 points, and I balanced it out with fire roasted veggies from the BBQ. Saturday I was with the girls and we went out for Mexican. I had used 3 points for the day, so I ordered chicken fajitas which are 4 points per fajita. I added a couple points for the guac and the few chips I ate. Later we went to Cold Stone Creamery and I had watermelon sorbet.

With all that eating...I still lost 4 pounds! The calculator tracker really works! 

Here is a tip for a filling breakfast on the weekends if you want to avoid eating out during the day, which I did on Sunday, when I went to a car show:
1 and 1/3 cup potatoes O'Brien (frozen)
additional chopped up red bell pepper and onion
1 egg
1/4 avocado sliced

Spray pan with non stick cooking spray. Saute the pepper and onion then add the potatoes O'Brien. When browned, add the egg, beaten. Cook until eggs not runny. Top with salsa and avacado.

Total points: 5

For an extra point, you can throw a broken up piece of bacon into the potatoes. To lose a point, remove the Avocado.


Gabriella said...

That sounds like the yummiest breakfast ever. I'll be trying it soon! Congrats on your progress. It's so inspiring!

Lady Betty said...

The egg dish sounds delicious. I recently gained some weight back I need new recipes to stay on track! Quaker oatmeal and soy shakes are getting boring!

Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the good work!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Wow well done lady! Nice idea for a weekend breakfast