I’m never one to jump into something with both feet. So on this first week of Weight Watchers, I chose two parts of the program I knew I could handle. They’re challenging, but if I worked hard at them, they would become habit, and I could move on to another healthy habit. So, I chose to write down everything I ate without tracking the points. I wanted to get an idea of how much I was actually eating before completely diving in to the program. I also tried extra hard to cut out soda and drink a lot more water. I succeeded at both drinking more water and tracking everything, but the scale did not reflect my hard work.
I was down a few pounds as of Thursday morning (according to my scale), but I had a sodium-filled Vietnamese meal on Thursday evening. Whoops! So, I ended up gaining 1 pound this week. I might be the only person who gains on their first week of Weight Watchers. But I’m pretty sure it’s water retention, and next week will be much better!
This week’s meeting focused on creating healthy dinners. We all came up with a dinner idea composed of at least 3 “power foods”, 1 fruit/vegetable, and it must be 10 Points or under. I shared my Mexican Brown Rice Casserole recipe, which I need to revise because I now add ground turkey, and I’m not sure what the actual Points value is.
What are your favorite low-Point dinners? I have a hard time finding time to carve out for meal planning and preparing.
Photo from the week:
This week’s focus for me will be to continue drinking more water, tracking with points values, and fitting in more activity.