Friday, May 31, 2013

More Weight Loss Meals

This is a meal plan that I forgot to publish a while back...

Saturday - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Sunday - Buffalo Chicken in Crockpot

Monday - Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya

Tuesday - Weight Watchers Thai Peanut Chicken

Wednesday - BBQ Ground Pork in crockpot, refried beans

Thursday - Out to eat!

Friday - Leftovers

Easy Weight Watchers-Friendly Recipes

Here's the plan for this week.  Still keeping things simple with a lot of crockpot recipes.  A few different dishes thrown in for variety.

Saturday - Slow Cooker Lasagna

SundayThai-Style Ground Turkey with Chiles and Basil

Monday - Slow Cooker Chipotle Burritos

Tuesday -  Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff Remake

Wednesday - Curry Chicken Weight Watchers Style

Thursday - Out to eat!

Friday - Slow Cooker Chicken Paprikash

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Chugging Along

I have nine points left, and it's only Thursday.  And, I'm pretty sure I haven't tracked everything I should have.  I like that I can eat a lot of things on this plan, but it's really important to plan ahead.  Especially for snacks.  Especially for snacks.

Tonight I was planning on going crazy and eating something delightful, but now it looks as if that might be a bad idea.  Delightful usually doesn't cost one a mere nine points.

However, I have been doing a lot of walking, thanks to the nice weather.  That will buy me some more points too.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Using Up the Points

Though I have felt like I might die for lack of chips, cheese, and french fries, I have somehow managed to use up half of my 49 points for this week.  Yikes!

The culprits?  Hummus (used to flavor up all of those baby carrots), a Weight Watchers ice cream bar (which disappointingly has HFCS in it - won't be repurchasing it, although it was divine), honey, and a Grilled Chicken Sandwich without mayo from McDonald's.   Ummm...this is all supposed to be healthy stuff, right?

I'm also learning that I am a complete emotional eater.  For real.  I knew I was an emotional eater before this diet, but now I think I could be a poster child for emotional eating.  I've really felt the pain when stressful stuff has happened, and I haven't been able to drown my emotions in food.  It's frustrating, because a lot of the suggestions for getting past those dangerous, stressful moments aren't things I'm able to do because I'm caring for little ones.

So, my mission for this week is to come up with better coping strategies.  Any ideas?  Please don't tell me to call a friend or go for a walk, because that's not always possible.  Oh, yeah, and I can't close my eyes and take a deep breath either.  These little ones are on their own mission to thwart all of the baby-proofing devices in our home.

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