Day two of Simple Start is on it’s way out and I’m feeling pretty good about it and the choices I’ve been making.
I decided to make a few tweaks so that way it I can fit Simple Start into my life and make it work for me. A few months ago, I started to drink Shakeology and have found that I really like it and think it has helped me a lot. It has a ton nutrition in it and has been proven to be very healthy so I decided that I will not be counting that towards my weekly points. I figured that since the Weight Watcher smoothies are power foods then my smoothies can be too. I also decided that fat free ranch is a power food. I love ranch and always measure out my servings so even though it may not be listed as a power food, I’m going to count it as one. I told myself that if within the first week I gain or don’t notice a change, I’ll be taking out those tweaks and following Simple Start to a T.
So now, what have I been eating? I’ll show you! I decided to take pictures of my meals/snacks for the past two days so you can kind of see what Simple Start looks like. Mind you, I did still measure out my rice, dressing, milk, cottage cheese and so on because I want to keep going with that habit and don’t mind taking the time. My Weight Watchers week start on Wednesday’s so my weekly points are a little thrown off, but it will come together tomorrow. I went out on Saturday and used most of my weekly points and I started Simply Start on Monday so it’s out of whack.
Anyway, here we go….
I started Simply Start with having used all of my weekly points (49). From last Wednesday to Sunday, I had earned 25 activity points and used 7 of those during the weekend.
Day 1) Breakfast – I forgot to take a picture of it, but I had 1/2 cup egg beaters (equals 2 eggs), slice of Fiber One 100 cal Honey Wheat Bread, and a Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt
Lunch – salad with chopped veggies, extra lean turkey breast, fat free cheddar cheese and fat free ranch dressing
Snack – fat free cottage cheese with pineapple
Dinner- brown rice, apricot chicken and a salad topped with fat free ranch. The apricot chicken was 2 points because of the glaze.
Snack- shredded wheat, strawberries and non fat milk
I ended the day using 2 weekly/ap points, everything else was 100% on the Simple Start plan!
Day 2) Breakfast- 2 scrambled eggs, a little bit of salsa, 1/4 cup spaghetti squash topped with fat free cheddar cheese and a Fiber One original english muffin. On my way to work, I stopped and picked up a sugar free/non fat latte, which is considered a power food.
Lunch- salad with chopped veggies and 1.5 oz tuna salad mixed in with fresh fruit on the side
Snack- Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt
Late afternoon snack- 1 slice of Fiber One 100 cal bread toasted, an apple cut up and put on top and then topped with fat free cheddar cheese
Dinner- quinoa, brussel sprouts and shrimp, tomato and zucchini skillet
I did sneak a piece of a Red Vine from the staff lounge this afternoon, but 1 piece is 0 points, so it didn’t come off of my weekly points, but I did track it!
For dessert, I ended up having a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich which is not a power food (boo) and is 4 points.
So far today, I’ve earned 4 activity points. That makes my weekly totals at having used all 49 of my weekly points and having used 24 of my 36 earned activity points.
I feel really good about Simple Start. I haven’t been extremely hungry since starting and I noticed today while eating my afternoon snack, that I was really just eating because that’s what I normally do before going to the gym. I ate out of habit and realized I should have really listened to my body instead. Yesterday and today, I didn’t eat my normal morning snack because I was still full until lunch time. In fact, I was full for 5 hours yesterday before needing lunch.
Weigh in day is tomorrow and we’ll see how it goes. I normally do not eat as many weekly or activity points as I do, but we went out on Saturday and I tracked everything that went into my mouth. I’m ready to start a new Weight Watchers week on the right foot and with new points!