I'm exhausted but I promised myself I'd start posting daily again to get me back in the routine and back in the company of like-minded people. I worked 8a-8p today, came home and ate dinner, washed the dishes, etc. Just sitting down to the computer to spit out a few lines.
I guess I haven't really started the WW program yet, because I still haven't had time to figure out the points calculator. I left it at work last Fri, and when I got to work this morning I had 36 emails waiting on me so I hit the ground running like I normally do. I still wasn't finished 12 hrs later at 8pm (the emails just kept coming!), but I finally hung it up at 8p and headed home. Been busy since I walked in the door, so still no time to figure out how the thing works.
I've been looking at recipes at TJ's blog over the weekend. This morning I made a sandwich kind of like her breakfast sandwich before I left for work. It was a high fiber english muffin (100 cals), one egg and one egg white cooked in Pam, and a Jimmy Dean turkey sausage patty...no cheese. Lunch was a turkey burger on a whole wheat bun w/ a little ketchup and mustard. I cooked 3 of them last night to have on hand for lunch or dinner. I also made one of TJ's dinner recipes....a rotini bake that's kind of like lasagna. I put fresh spinach and mushrooms in mine...and I only had 1/2 jar of sauce in the frig. But I used the Smart Taste Ronzoni rotini like she did, and the part-skim ricotta, and the 2% mozzarella. I left the parmesan out of the mix, with just sprinkling a little bit on the top. It was really, really good. I cut it into 8 pcs like she did and had 1 piece for dinner. I think she listed it as 8 pts....I can't remember now. I doubt I'll get it all eaten before it goes bad, but it should be good for a few days.
I also don't know how many pts I'm really supposed to be eating in a day. I'm guessing around 34-35 from what some WW friends have told me. They also said something about 49 addt'l points to use throughout the week. I don't know. I'm still pretty lost to tell you the truth. For snacks, I took an apple and a handful of baby carrots w/ 2 Tbsp of hummus. I only ate 1/2 of the hummus w/ my carrots....and when I cut the apple in half it was rotten in the middle, so that went in the trash. Staying at work 12 hrs requires more snacks than I took with me. I'm going to take more tmrw, because I'm not sure how long of a day it will be. I cut up some fresh pineapple and cantaloupe tonight and have it ready to go. I think I will also take some other veggies along with my carrots....some sweet peppers and baby cucumbers. By the way, does anyone know how much fruit is TOO much fruit. I have a feeling it's only 0 points...to a certain point. Eating a whole pineapple would probably be a bad idea. :) If you're a Weight Watcher, any tips would be appreciated. :)
4 months ago