I've been listening to some great podcasts on intuitive eating and positive body image. I have found great success in following Weight Watchers via the iTrackBites app. I also get inspiration from following people on instagram who are also following WW. It helps more than I ever expected.
I know that sharing my week of food here will help keep me motivated and accountable. I'll share what I'm eating and I would love to hear any tips or recipes you are enjoying too. I will weigh in each and every Friday. I will also take progress pics, but I probably won't share those as often. Lets see how I did my first week!
Pounds Lost: -1 lb
Total: 1 lb
I'm so happy with that! Considering I've only been tracking everything I ate since Monday and I didn't even weigh in until Tuesday this week to get my starting weight that is great progress. Especially when you put it into perspective of losing a whole guinea pig, ha!
Sunday - Rest day
Monday - Walked 3.4 miles
Tuesday - Walked 3.5 miles
Wednesday - Walked 3.8 miles
Thursday - Walked 2.7 miles (it was so cold!) and 25 minutes of kickboxing
My breakfast this week has either been a green smoothie with a 1/2 cup coffee (0pp), 2 cups spinach (0pp), 1 scoop FitMiss Protein Shake Vanilla (2pp), 1 cup light almond milk (0pp), and banana (0pp) with a handful of ice and a dash of cinnamon. YUM!
Or 2 eggs (4pp), 2T feta cheese (1pp), and 1 cup spinach (0pp). So good!
My lunch this week has become an obsession. I toast a mini whole wheat bagel (3pp), add a can of tuna fish (2pp) mixed with Greek yogurt (1pp) and scoop it on top of the toasted bagel. Then I add 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (2pp) and microwave for 45 seconds and enjoy. It is so good and filling!
I know it's not great to eat too much tuna so I switched it up and had a 1/2 cup TJ's qunioa (3pp), and half a package of Tasty Bite Madras Lentils (4pp) a few times this week. It doesn't look good, but I promise it's amazing.
My afternoon snack is usually steamed green beans or a red pepper (0pp), and an apple and clementines (0pp).
I'm also pretty obsessed with hot water with lemon (0pp) lately and drink that a lot.
My dinners have been pretty darn good this week too. G grilled up a bunch of chicken for us to eat throughout the week. While he prefers his chicken plain with a side of peppers I like it mixed in to a burrito bowl. I mix one cup TJ's quinoa (7pp), 1/2 cup black beans (2pp), 4 oz chicken (4pp), spinach (0pp) and 2 oz Greek yogurt (1pp). Obsessed!
Wednesday I added a little salsa (0pp) and it took it over the top. Delicious!
Tuesday night I met up with a good friend and I had the best black bean burger (9pp) with fries (5pp). I ate half so the leftovers were a nice treat the next day.
Thursday night I had salsa (0pp) with a serving of tortilla chips (4pp).
G made lean ground beef for dinner Thursday night for tacos. I had a taco bowl with 1/2 cup of lean beef (3pp), 2 oz Greek yogurt (1pp), spinach (0pp), and a glass of red wine (4pp).
So that is week 1 in a nutshell. This is why I love WW. I can still eat what I love and feel satisfied. I firmly believe the key to success is to love the journey and I can honestly say this week that I have. I've also been eating at a table and truly savoring each and every bite. It makes a difference!
Stay tuned next week for a weigh in after a full week of following. And in case you are wondering, I like to save my weeklies for the weekend so I have 43pp to enjoy this weekend, woohoo! I'll share my weekend eats as well next week. Thanks for following along as I begin this exciting new journey. Happy weekend, friends!