Happy Monday everyone! As planned, I did make it back to my Weight Watchers meeting yesterday. The topic this week was all about making a plan and staying on track while on vacation. Given next weekend here in the U.S. is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, it was definitely a very timely topic. I’ll be going on vacation twice in the next five months, so I definitely paid attention. LOL
Speaking of my vacations, one of them is a cruise. I absolutely love cruising, so this little tidbit in the new issue of the Weekly caught my eye! I think a Weight Watchers cruise would be amazing and look forward to finding out more details. It doesn’t look like the website is live yet, but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on it for more info.
UPDATE: The link is working now! You can check it out at weightwatcherscruises.com.
I tried a couple of new foods this week. The first were these frozen veggies from the Fire Roasted line by Green Giant. They’re really tasty and I love there’s nothing on the ingredient list other than roasted zucchini, carrots, and onions, not even salt!! There are cooking directions for both stove-top and microwave, but I highly recommend cooking them on the stove-top. I tried both methods and found the microwave preparation left the veggies soggy.
The second new thing I tried this week was the recently debuted Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad from Wendy’s. It has grilled chicken, hummus, feta cheese, quinoa, etc. It also comes with a light balsamic vinaigrette dressing, but I really didn’t feel like I needed it since there was hummus on the salad, so I saved myself those points. Without the dressing, the full size salad is 9 SmartPoints. With the dressing, it’s 13 SmartPoints. There’s also a half-size portion which is 5 SmartPoints without the dressing or 7 SmartPoints with it.
Now, on to what I’m sure many of you are interested in. How did I do at my weigh in after missing my meeting for three consecutive weeks?
I’m happy to report I still lost weight! While it wasn’t a large loss, I did manage to lose almost a pound. That brings my total loss since getting back on track to 8 pounds which is an average loss of 1.33 pounds. It’s really nice to know that even though I took my foot off the gas pedal for a bit, I didn’t completely derail my efforts. I have five and half weeks until I leave for my first vacation this summer, so my goal is 100% daily tracking and meet my FitPoints goal every day between now and then (38 days). To hold myself accountable, I’ll be posting a pic of my tracker every night on my Instagram feed using the hashtag #tracktovacation. It won’t be a pic of what I actually ate necessarily, but how my day ended up as far as SmartPoints consumed, FitPoints earned, etc. I hope you’ll follow along and cheer me on!
Until next time …