Do you schedule your meals throughout the day? It sounds weird but adding meals and snacks to your calendar can keep you from letting too much time elapse between eating. I don’t know about you, but when I am very hungry (aka “starving”) I tend to make bad choices.
I am great at following a meal schedule during the work week but get a bit thrown off on weekends. Meals and snacks are fit in around whatever we have planned. Sometimes I realize I’m starving an hour before dinner and that’s because I never had an afternoon snack.
Yesterday I scheduled all my meals and snacks and it went pretty good.
I didn’t take many pictures of meals this week but we pretty much ate on track. It was the extras that had me going over points (can you say Cold Stone).
I belong to a Facebook group for Weight Watchers members where people share points-friendly recipes. I made the Southwest Bake dish below from the recipe files there.
It was a hit with both of us but we had lots of leftovers as it makes six servings.
We went out to eat once and I had the Fit Fare breakfast at Denny’s.
You might have noticed my weigh-in post didn’t go up last week. Despite having a perfect on plan week with four days of boot camp (Kaia Fit), I was up .6 pound and it threw me.
Intellectually I knew it was just a fluke and the hard work will pay off but emotionally I wasn’t able to deal with it. This past week I ate every weekly point, every exercise point plus a few points I didn’t have. I did go to Kaia Fit but my tracking and eating was a bit off track.
Thankfully the scale moved back down this week with a loss of .8 bringing the total loss to:
There aren’t any particular challenges this week other than getting enough rest so I can make it to all my 5 am exercise classes.
Do you schedule your meals and snacks?
Mary @ A Merry Life says
It depends on how I’m feeling but some weeks I really need a meal plan for the week and sticking to it helps a lot.
Good loss and, yes, sometimes we just end up a little higher on the scale for no real apparent reason. Very frustrating.
I don’t always schedule meals, but quite often I pre-fill MFP and check my WW points to make sure that everything will end up where I want it to be. Also, it can tell me what I still to eat that day (or how much I can eat to stay within my plans). I feel free to change it during the day if I want, but it does help with planning.
Marlene @Nosh My Way says
I try. But most of the time I wing it. Which can be an issue when I get lazy. When I try to plan my snacks I tend to pick the same item over and over until I get bored with it.