Today was my WI. last week I hit 32 pounds lost, so I thought it would be great if I lost 3 more this week to get another 5 pound star. I wasn't sure if I would pull it off since I had a big loss last week.... but I did! I am currently 292.6 which is almost in the 280s! Can you believe it? Just a couple weeks ago I was wondering when I'd ever be in the 290s, and here I am almost out of the 290s all ready!
I am truly learning to make good choices... not because that's what is less points, but because that is what sounds better these days! Last week, a coworker wanted to go to a chinese buffet. Those are two words that make a weight watcher cringe! First of all, chinese isn't the healthiest (I know some things are, but in general), but then a buffet? The possibility to eat endless amounts of food for the same price? But I did really really well. I got only a couple bites of some of my favorite dishes, I avoided egg rolls & crab rangoon, and while I did make 2 trips, I left half of the stuff on my plate each time. If I didn't love it, I didn't eat it. Then today, that same coworker wanted Jimmy Johns (sub sandwich place). Most sandwiches there are between 15-20 points. I had the points for it, but it just didn't seem worth it to me, didn't sound extremely appetizing. So I got their lettuce wrap instead of the sub bread. It was delicious! It cut probably 8 or so points off of my meal, and I didn't even miss the bread. Plus I got an extra veggie serving in that way!
I realized that in all my worries regarding Thanksgiving at someone else's, I completely forgot to plan for the fact that I'm going to be away from home for 5 days & may be eating fast food or food prepared by someone else! I need a plan! I am taking granola bars & 100 cal packs for breakfasts and snacks. Lunches out I can work with. I can make healthy choices. Then dinners will just have to be whatever is prepared, in moderation. I will load up on veggies (hopefully there will be some!), then eat the rest in small amounts. I can definately do this. I am determined not to have a gain next week just because of a trip & a holiday.
How is everyone else doing? I apologize to some of you that have commented me & I haven't made it to your blog yet. Comment me on this entry & I promise to visit yours!