There was nothing overly dramatic one way or another that happened this week. The only unevent, lol, was that we had was that we started cultivating our first Family Germ of the winter. Luckily, it is just a head cold, mild cough, make you very tired kind of bug. The kids had it first and it hit me on Saturday, but still isn’t gone yet.
With the kids drooping throughout the week, and then me on the weekend there wasn’t a lot of cooking that took place. I did make a really delicious vegetable and barley soup on the first day of my Weight Watchers week and then ate a lot of leftovers of that because it was low points. But mostly we just kind of ate what was around and what was easy. The kids ate a lot of cereal. I did not eat cereal even when it was delicious Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
I didn’t do a great job with breakfast again this week. I did eat some of the yogurt, but I think that next time I go shopping I’m going to try and find something frozen, but still healthy that seems appealing to me.
I ate more salad and fruit this week. For lunch, I’d been having Special K crackers, Turkey Pepperoni (which is now a staple in my house) and a slice of reduced fat cheese, and a can of no-sugar added fruit.
Overall, by the time Sunday rolled around I still had quite a few of my weekly points left and since I was sick and not eating that much I had my hubby buy me some Ben & Jerry’s because if that’s not comfort food I don’t know what is! I ate it for lunch and dinner for a whopping 24 points.
Monday and Tuesday were my sickest days and I ended up not spending all of my daily points and not even using all of weekly allowance.
I did exercise once this week before everyone started being sick. I used one of those mini-stepper things for 20 minutes at “moderate intensity” and earned myself 1 activity point. I was not impressed!
This coming up weekend I know that I’m going to be in restaurants a few times due to a fun little getaway I’m taking myself on so I’m trying to decide what I’m going to do for that 24 hour period.
I lost 1.2 pounds this week. I’m a little cranky about it, that’s the smallest amount that I’ve lost so far and I “wasted” points, but didn’t lose any extra weight despite my not being hungry. I am trying to keep some perspective though because the last time I tried to lose weight on my own it took me 12 weeks to lose 8 pounds. Using Weight Watchers I’ve lost 6.2 pounds in 4 weeks.
I also took my measurements again this week. I guess I’ve settled into an every other week pattern there. I’m happier with this. In the last two weeks I’ve lost 3.5 inches bringing my total to 6.5 inches in 4 weeks.