Happy Sunday to everyone!
I'm on Day 3 since I joined with Weight Watchers, so I thought I'd pop in and give an update.
I've been tracking my points every day, and through logging on paper, and taking photos of my meals, I've realized that I eat a lot of bread and otherwise consume many carbs. I didn't realize how much I use bread and grains as the staple or foundation of my meal. For example, here was DAY 2:
Breakfast: whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese (7 pts) + 1 MacIntosh apple (0 pts)
Lunch: 6-inch turkey sub (from Subway) on a whole wheat bun + cheddar, lettuce, tomato, cukes, green peppers, pickle, light mayo (11 pts)
Next time: using mustard instead of mayo (which will be hard - I will miss that rich, mayo feel) and getting a bit more veggies to bulk it up.
Dinner: rye bun (12 pts! omg), mustard (0 pts), goat cheese (2 pts), 1/2 avocado (3 pts), pan sautéed chicken (5 pts) = 22 pts!
Seriously - bread at every meal. So I made a mental note to reduce the bread today, so that my meals were more balanced and full of nutrition.
I'm not a religious person, but my friend Erin wanted me to come with her to this progressive church called the Forward Church. I really liked it and think I'll keep on coming with her. We went to Swiss Chalet for lunch afterwards. This was my first time being tested by a restaurant while on WW.
My normal meal would have consisted of their perogies with cajun sour cream as an appetizer, plus their quarter chicken meal (white meat) with mashed potatoes/gravy and corn. Because I knew that my "favourite meal" would be a points-bomb, I went straight to their healthy menu (which makes things easy), and ordered their Sweet-Chili Heat Chicken Salad. It clocks in at only 6 points, so I was happy with that. I even gave away the roll that comes with it. I'm planning on getting some grains in at dinner instead. Balance is the key.
I'll admit... eating salad compared to what I would have normally eaten sucked. I really wanted something warm and comforting instead.... but I'm now more interested in nourishing my body and being healthy, so it's a change I need to make. Growing pains!
Yesterday afternoon, I went to the gym for the first time since this all started. I walked about 25 minutes to the gym, and of course, the 25 minutes back home. At the gym, I did a 30 mins interval treadmill workout:
Getting to the gym is not fun. I don't like having to plan time out of my day to go - but I'll admit... once I'm there - I kinda enjoy it. I like being able to focus on myself and knowing I'm doing something good for my body. I like the alone time to think about whatever is on my mind. And the best part is the lukewarm shower afterwards!
What are your tips for eating out?