This is going to be a blissful Saturday. The bathrooms are clean, the kitchen is clean, laundry is nearly finished, and I'm headed out for the rest of the days with sweet women I love dearly. Oh, how I need this after the chaotic summer and back-to-school madness I've been through. Finally, things are beginning to settle down and I can relax and simply enjoy life.
Stats day is going to be on Thursdays now due to my Weight Watchers schedule. I can't believe I'm seeing 180 on the scale. Back in early May, I weighed 194. When I started this blog, I was at 190. So 14 lbs in 4.5 months is what I've really achieved. Maybe 3/4 lb per week-ish? Of course, a lot of that came off just recently due to health issues, but this past two weeks it's been because of Weight Watchers. I'm really enjoying tracking points. It's so easy to look up an item. I even build recipes by putting in the ingredients/quantities and it gives me the point value of anything I cook at home. Since I'm going to Olive Garden today, I looked up some websites that give you point values for eating out and found that I can have
pasta fagioli for 2 points and half an order of ravioli portabello for 7 pts. The salad is 2 for one bowl and a breadstick is 2. So, for 12 points I can enjoy the foods I would have ordered anyway and thoroughly enjoy them! The added benefit of Weight Watchers is that they give you a point allowance for the day, but you get extra points you can draw from throughout the week. Today, I'm sure I'll have to borrow some points but that's what they're there for. :o) Since I didn't eat breakfast until 8 and am having an early dinner at 5 (with a movie right in the middle at noon), I'm simply eating sugar free jello and diced pears for lunch and will have a green salad with balsamic vinegar (all for zero points) when I get home from the movie. How's that for advanced planning and being in control. What a great day! I feel like my health is surely going to change for the better. Keep your fingers crossed!