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Sunday Goals

This weekend has not been the best for someone who is supposed to be on Weight Watchers.  Today alone, I had a 70 point day.  I know that I get a lot of points every day, but I dipped heavily (no pun intended) into my weekly allowance points.  For those not in the know, on Weight Watchers, everyone gets a daily points value based on their height, weight, age, and sex.  For me, I get 45 points a day.  On top of those daily points, everyone, no matter what their daily points value is, gets 49 weekly allowance points.  Think of them as your fun money, you know that little bit of your paycheck you set aside each week for something fun.  You don’t have to use them but if you have a busy weekend ahead, you can use them.   So today, I ate 70 points.  In one day.  Bleh.

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Tomorrow is Monday.  It’s the middle of my Weight Watchers week so that means it makes total sense to set my goals for the week tonight.

1) Keep tracking everything.  Even those dumb 70 point days.  Track it all.  Every bite, lick and taste.

2) Start stepping again.  When I was doing really well and the weight was just melting off, I was doing steps at night in front of the tv.  The Wii Fit has a section for “free step”  and you can switch back to the tv feed, watch your shows, and it will track your steps.  It was so easy to do the steps in front of a 30 minute sitcom.  My goal this week is to start off doing 1 sitcom a night.

3) More water.  I have cut back again on the Diet Coke but it’s still too much.  I need to get rid of it altogether.

4) Less sugar.  MyFitnessPal allows you to break out your food by nutrients and lately, my sugar amount has been so high.  Need to change that.

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I think those goals are pretty doable and won’t make me go too crazy this week.

In non-weight loss and health related goals:

1) Get back to trying one new recipe a week.  It was fun to pick out that one recipe a week and make the family into my guinea pigs.  I’ve been going through Pinterest today to figure out what that one recipe is.  I’m not sure that was a wise decision though because now I have a million new options to narrow it down to.

2) Write two blog posts a day.  One dedicated to NaBloPoMo and one dedicated to my new schedule that I’m setting up for myself.  Fun times.

3) Write my story for at least fifteen minutes a day.  No editing, no worrying about much other than just writing.

I’m going to keep these three for now until they are back to being second nature.

What are your goals for this week?

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High-Protein, Low-Fat – Other than Chicken…What is Left?

I had my gallbladder removed on Friday.  Fun times.  Not really.  I ended up having to spend the night in the hospital for observation.  Just wasn’t well enough to come home.  Today is day 4 of recovery which is good.  I’m feeling a little better and less sore.

The discharge orders read “Low Fat, Hi Protein no added salt diet.”  Yes it’s the way I’ve been trying to eat for the most part.  But after so many chicken dinners and fish dinners, a girl gets kind of tired of it.  Before the gallstones issues, I was following WW but that gave me a little more leeway in terms of the low-fat part.  If I wanted to have something that had a little bit of fat for one meal, it wasn’t the end of the world.  Now, well…it’s not advised.

These foods are all a big No-no!

So, I come to the internet to find more suggestions for low-fat, high protein, low sodium diet choices that won’t leave me bored to tears when it comes time for dinner. I’m okay with oatmeal for breakfast every day.  I’m okay with the same lunch every day.  Dinner though, is where I look for the variety.

My list of food items for dinner currently include:

What I should be eating (minus the beef)

 

Eggs

Chicken

Turkey

Fish

 

 

Now the challenge is to come up with some different recipes or new recipes that don’t leave me bored. It’s a bit whiney of me, I know but I find myself cooking these things the same way every time. I think part of my problem is that since I haven’t been feeling 100%, I haven’t been able to really think of anything new.  And the additional challenge is that the Husband doesn’t eat eggs or fish and isn’t a huge fan of chicken.  I have given up on trying to cook for him because unless it’s beef, he won’t touch it, no matter what anyone says.  So, last night we had pasta with chicken and vegetables (no oil).  The night before that, we had chicken.  Tonight, I’m going to say fish.  Not sure how or what kind yet, but we’ll see.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share.  I’m falling into a food rut!

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