For the most part, I'm pretty comfortable in my own skin. I know I'm overweight, and that it affects other parts of my life, so I need to change it. I know exercise and diet help with the whole overweight thing (dare I say fat!), so for the past 18 days I have been doing Points religiously.
I weigh my friggin' chicken before I eat it. I measure out a cup of broccoli, and I don't order anything out that I don't know the points to first. In addition in the last 5 days, I added exercise. 3 times! I upped my intake of water on these exercise journeys by a minimum of 32 oz. (That's I drank at least 4 extra cups to the 10+ I drink a day already).
So I got on the scale this morning, and remembered why I hate Points. Up 2.6 pounds!!! I weigh more now than I did 18 days ago!!!!
This is what I have eaten in the past week:
Thursday: Panera Bagel with 2TBSP of Schmear-yes measured, Shrimp Spring Roll and Wonton Soup, 1 beer, 1 slice of Tomato Pizza, and 1 small Greek Salad with no olives or dressing.
Friday:1 Clif Bar; 1/2 Cup of no sugar applesauce and 1.5 servings of black bean and chicken chilaquiles; 1 Italian Meatball Burger, 2 servings of Simply Potatoe Red Potato Wedges and 7 beers
Saturday: 1 Italian Meatball Burger; 2 oz whole wheat spaghetti, 1/2C Muir Glen Italian herb Pasta Sauce, 1/2 oz of mozzarella cheese; 1 C pork Fried Rice and 6 pork steamed dumplings
Sunday: 1 Einstein sundried tomato bagel with 2 TBSP veggie schmear; 1 C pork Fried Rice; 1 spicy Chicken Sandwich, 1 Elote, 1 Breyers Lite Double churned Ice Cream Bar, 8 oz Gatorade
Monday: 1 Kroger Everything Bagel and 2 TBSP Whipped Cream Cheese; 1 spicy Chicken Sandwich, 1 Elote; 1 slice of Tomato Pizza, and 1 small Greek Salad with no olives or dressing
Tuesday: 1 Kroger Everything Bagel and 2 TBSP Whipped Cream Cheese; 1 Gyro; 1 serving of Shrimp Diablo, 2.5 C Lite Caesar Salad, 1 Breyers Lite Double churned Ice Cream Bar
Wednesday: 1 Kroger Everything Bagel and 2 TBSP Whipped Cream Cheese, 2.5 servings of Gatorade; 1 serving of Shrimp Diablo, 1/2 Cup of no sugar applesauce; 1 Serving of Honey Chipotle Beans, 1 Leg and 1 Thigh Chipotle Barbecued Chicken, 1 Breyers Lite Double churned Ice Cream Bar
I used 21 Free Points.
I earned 15 Activity Points and ate 6.5.
I don't snack. I'm a 3 meals a day person. Always have been.
My workouts were in the morning, afternoon and night.
What I gave up- 2 pieces of pizza, and opted for 1 and a salad TWICE...skipped ice cream social... skipped 2 happy hours...didn't touch the donuts someone brought to work. Yes, I'm having my own pity party.