Weight Watchers - Day 3 - Getting the Hang of It!
I Think I Can Do This!
Day 3 of Weight Watchers started out great; not hungry and a 5 mile brisk walk at 6:30 am left me ready for breakfast. I love brussel sprouts so a cup of them combined with 1/2 cup of kidney beans, hard boiled egg and some blueberries hit the spot. I really like planning ahead so I can look forward to the meals, sort of like ordering at a restaurant and eagerly awaiting your selection to come out.
I worked through happily to my midday snack you see pictured to the right. 1/4 cup Kashi GoLean with 1/4 cup almond milk and 1/4 cup blueberries is just the right combination of filling, sweet yet light and all for just 1 point! The Kashi is high in fiber and very, very, very chewy so this snack takes a while to devour and leaves you feeling full and satiated.
I've found when starting anything like this, routine makes deciding on good choices easier and I've found that my tuna pita pocket is filling, delicious and fresh tasting, so I've incorporated it each of these three days for lunch. I'm not bored yet, so I'm not going to change it up, especially this first week. It is so filling, I don't even feel like I need a salad. I do make sure I rinse the water-packed tuna very well and try to prepare the mixture of tuna,chopped onions, celery, cucumbers and a mere teaspoon of mayo and refrigerate it so that in the middle of my work day, assembling my tuna pita is quick work.
Stay Away From the Fridge!
As afternoon waxes into evening, I find myself wandering into the kitchen more and more. My beautiful mother-in-law is making Sloppy Joes for my hubby and the kids, no temptation there at least. I have to keep passing the cabernet, the salty snacks on the counter and I find myself gazing into the refrigerator almost as much as my three teenage and up boys are wont to do. The precut up carrots and celery are directly in my line of sight, a ploy I devised to hold me fast at moments just like these, but the red packaging with it's cute little "Snack" of Snack Pack Pudding is peeping out from behind the carrots like a chocolatey temptress. Carrots 0 points, tiny cup of Snack Pack, 3 points. Close the refrigerator and move on girl!
Dinner I've found can be really tasty using shallots and garlic. I backed some chicken with shallots and garlic, then mixed that and its natural juices with precooked broccoli and 1/2 cup precooked whole wheat pasta in a pan to give the pasta and broccoli the shallot/garlic flavor. I was way more excited about my 6 point dinner, featured to the right, than I was the Sloppy Joes! And yes, you are correct, I accompanied it with my 4 point glass of cabernet.
I feel really terrific about my choices, and the fact that I wasn't totally ravenous today. Only three days in and I've figured out how to choose filling, wise food selections. I find myself really looking forward to weigh in on Sunday!
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