Lunch at the office was a Turkey Wrap: Ultra thin Sliced Turkey (6 slices - 2pp), an Ole Extreme Health 8 Grain Tortilla/Wraps (2pp), and 1Tbsp Hellman's Lite Mayo (1pp) and lots of veggies (0pp) - 5pp total.
This was the subject of our WW meeting two weeks ago. For anyone not present- here was the lesson: Many of us have the habit of fixing our plates, eating the food, and then going to our trackers and writing down what we had. BAD IDEA! In the case of my snack above - it might not have been a deal breaker for Chuck who gets over 40 points per day - but for me with only 29 points per day, it was not so good. It severely limits the rest of my day. How much better it would have been to have thought about what I wanted and what would have been sufficient, calculate the points plus ahead of time and decide if it was 'worth it'...then fix the plate and eat what I planned on. Remind me next time, OK? Thus the theme of today's post - think before you bite! Sometimes I find myself reverting to old habits of just "winging it" - but I know that planning is the key to success in both weight loss and in maintaining an ideal weight.
Tonight's dinner plan? Pepper Steak (6pp), brown rice (5pp) and steamed green beans (0pp). That puts me at 27 points plus for the day with 2 to spare - I'll have to scramble to figure out how to spend those last two for a late night snack, but likely will break into my weekly allowance points just a wee bit!
|Stir fry the beef...|
|Double the green peppers and onions for "0" pp - we love them!!|
|Remove the beef and stir fry the veggies in the same pan...|
|I added a few chilies with the meat, sauce and red pepper flakes to add some extra heat...|
|1 cup of brown rice and unlimited "0"pp carrots...|
|Wonderfully satisfying dinner!|
Learn from my experience today- Calculate your meals and snacks before you fix your plates! It is a very good habit that will help you stay on track with no regrets. I may have to write that on the back of my hand where I see it as a reminder - anyone got a Sharpie? Have a great rest of your day, everyone!