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Progress Year to date (as of end of July)

Progress Year to date (as of end of July)

I’m slowly but surely making progress towards regaining my lifetime status with Weight Watchers.  I would love for the weight to zoom off, but the hope is that the slow and steady weight loss will result in PERMANENT weight loss. I don’t want to see these pounds again!

Year to Date Review (as of 2018-04-03)

Year to Date Review (as of 2018-04-03)

Weight Watchers rolled out the Freestyle plan late last year.   So far, I’ve been happy with it. I think it’s their best plan yet.  The emphasis is on less sugar, with more protein and vegetables.   I know that some people are very unhappy with the new plan.  Some are trying to subsist on the 0 point food list.  Pfft.  After a while, who wouldn’t get tired of chicken breast?   I try to have a variety of proteins, so I can stay satisfied.

The new plan is working quite nicely on the scale.  For Q1 of 2018, I’ve lost 10.1 lbs.   That’s compared to a loss of 6.7 lbs for all of last year, when I was sorta kinda working the program.

 

Frozen meal

Frozen meal

Sometimes you just want to be able to throw food in the microwave and not have had to do any work to prepare it. This frozen meal checked all the boxes for pronounceable ingredients, although I really would have preferred no soy. Here is a picture from the box and the picture from the inside of my bowl.

Microwave apple hits the spot

Microwave apple hits the spot

One apple diced plus one tbsp real maple syrup plus heavy hand with cinnamon all mixed together and microwaved for 5 minutes. One tbsp chopped pecans added at the end and stirred through. The 5 minutes may have been a bit much for the microwave time, but it answered the call for the sweet tooth. Was 5 weight watcher smartpoints (3 for the syrup, 2 for the nuts).

End of February update

End of February update

Had a 2.2 weight loss at the Monday weighin, which earned me my 25lb weight loss charm. The only problem? I had been sick over the weekend, so it was mostly a water weight loss.

Then this week I had a surgical procedure done. The home scale has been very bouncy as a result. Will probably need another full week for things to settle down so I can get an accurate weight picture.

Not a lot of recipe experimenting this week. Tried Trader Joe’s red pepper and eggplant spread. Pretty tasty and low pointed too. Tasted quite nice when combined with a can of tuna (instead of mayo).