The message last week at Weight Watchers was about snacks. An important consideration in healthy eating is never letting yourself become ravenous. That’s why I’ve written about snacks many times. Here are a few of the tips I heard:
1. Pair protein with fruit/veggie (you hear me preaching this one)
2. If in a car a lot, pack a cooler with low point foods
3. Take snacks on hikes/bike trips
My husband was still out of town this past week so I ate lots of takeout and frozen meals. I’m happy with my choices as I only got food from places that had healthy options like Chipotle, Daphne’s or Panera.
I did cook vegetables at home to add to the meals like these Brussels sprouts I roasted.
I was thrilled to have a loss for the fourth week in a row with another pound even off. That would have brought my total to – 34.2 but I had my starting weight adjusted to what it was in my April 2012 Weight Watchers book.
When I restarted (for the last time) I couldn’t face the big gain so wanted a new starting point. Now, of course I want credit! So, my new total loss is:
This is what I’ve lost since April 25, 2012.
I’m going to have a hard time keeping the streak alive this week as I return from a business trip the evening before weigh-in. It’s a conference where I have no control over the menu for four meals and, I’ll be eating at the airport or restaurant for the others.
I will make the best choices I can under the circumstances.
Share how your week went and what challenges you might face this week.
Good for you! Congrats on the weight loss! And pairing protein with fruits and veggies is my go-to!
Kay Lynn says
Thank you! I really appreciate your comment and hope you stop by regularly.
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
Your WW progress is so inspiring – some days I stay on track by reminding myself that, “Kay Lynn wouldn’t have that (whatever sugary snack I’m craving), and neither should you”.
For the staying healthy while traveling challenge, I try to pack and take with me snacks that I know will help keep me full and happy, like my favorite 1oz raw almond packs and organic dried fruit (no added sugar), then hit up a grocery store or Target or even the hotel gift shop (in a pinch) for some fresh produce to keep in my bag for snacking. I bring snack and sandwich bags along from home so I can portion out things like cherry tomatoes or apple slices (since I can’t bite into apples since my dental surgery last year). I also bring my Brita water bottle along on trips so that I can fill up with whatever water is available and avoid having to buy bottled water. Finally, and above all else, I find sneaky ways to get in at least 10k steps a day, like walking the entire length of the terminal at the airport while waiting to board or walking to meals instead of driving (unless it’s super-hot out, then only for breakfast and dinner). If the hotel has a gym, I’ll eke 30 minutes out of my schedule to get down there for a treadmill or stationary bike session – packing my tablet and headphones ensures I have something to entertain me.
Have a safe, productive trip!
Kay Lynn says
You humble me, because I find you so inspiring and learned how to cut back on those sugars from watching you. We went grocery shopping Sunday and my husband tried to put a box of my favorite candy in the cart for those times I crave sugar. I told him no; I don’t need it anymore. I didn’t have any candy or other sugary treat the entire time he was out of town.
Thanks for the tips on how to get some exercise in this week. I will pack my exercise clothing and can definitely sneak away for 30 minutes during one of the sessions when no one will come to the booth. The hotel is a Westin which has the great workout rooms plus also will rent you exercise clothing in case one forgets (talk about no excuses!).
Great weigh in result! As far as the trip, that does make it challenging and the water retention can result in a temporary gain that is of no consequence at all.
Kay Lynn says
Thanks, Kitty. Intellectually I know it’s temporary water gain but sometimes it gets a little frustrating; especially when I’m down 3 pounds the next day. 🙂