I’ve got a feeling this post is going to turn out sort of rambly, so here’s your warning in advance.
Friday has finally rolled back around after a crazy work-week, and that means it’s time to share some weigh-in results. This week, I was fairly confident that I was going to end up with another loss as I’ve stayed within my points, followed the plan and generally just been good all around. Jenny wasn’t quite as confident in her’s because she knew she had the big loss last week and she just wasn’t feeling as sure about things. Thinking back, there was one day last week that we veered away from our pre-planned meals because we were both just too tired after a day of cleaning the house to bother with putting together enchilladas, so we ordered a pizza instead. A pizza that still fit within our points for the day, mind you, but still we did break out of our plans for the first time since getting back on track.
Even if the pizza had pushed us over our points for the day, neither one of us are even touching our weekly points, and we both could have eaten the whole pizza by ourselves and not gone over our weekly points. I’ll cut the story off right there for now, let’s look at the results.
Jenny: +0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
Jason: -2.8 lbs (1.27 kg)
Since we stayed within our points targets and otherwise did everything that we should have done, neither of us felt that Jenny’s slight gain was something that she “deserved”. A lot of times you’ll find that after you have a fairly good sized loss, like she did last week, the following week the scale will show a gain as your body adjusts and rebalances itself. She was upset at seeing the gain because she totally didn’t deserve to gain on a week that she had been so good, but she realizes that those things happen.
It happens more often to women than it does to men, which always makes me feel bad in these situations because it’s almost like it emphasizes that difference when it happens and makes it seem very unfair. Men…we’re a bunch of (weight loss) cheaters, I tell you.
As I’m back to losing weight that I haven’t lost before, last night I also gained another “5 Point Star” as it brought my total weight loss up to 65.2 lbs (29.57 kg). In ten more pounds I’ll get my 75 lbs medallion to go with my 25 & 50 lbs medallions I already have for my Weight Watchers keychain.
Sweet Kickin’ Trail Mix
This isn’t one of the recipes I mentioned last week, so I hope you didn’t get your hopes up too much when you read that. Those recipes didn’t turn out to be particularly good, so I won’t be sharing them with you right now. We’ve got some thoughts for modifying one of them ourselves and then trying it again, so if it turns out better next time we’ll share it with you then.
Anyway, the Sweet Kickin’ Trail Mix is a new Weight Watchers snack. They have several different types of snacks that you can buy at the meetings or from the closest Center is for your WW groups (ours happens to be in Amarillo, about 60 miles away). This one is sort of a granola bar, and I probably should have taken a screenshot before I ate it so that I could show it to you, but I didn’t think about adding it to the blog until after I started writing so I guess you’ll just have to use your imagination.
It’s a new bar, so we got a free sample last night at the meeting. It has almonds in it, and I happen to be slightly allergic to almonds, so I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it all the much to begin with. After trying it, it turns out I was right; I didn’t really care for it. I didn’t get much sweet, and I didn’t get much kick, I just got a bar’s worth of…odd. Not odd in a bad way, just odd in an odd way. I didn’t like it, but I didn’t really dislike it either. One of the women who ate it at the meeting last night seemed to enjoy it.
I didn’t mention it here just to give you that nearly worthless review of the taste though, I also wanted to talk about how long it satisfied me. I ate it around 8:15, and here it is about to be 9:15 and I’ve just reached for something else to eat. So while the taste of this particular snack didn’t thrill me, it did at least keep me satisfied for almost a full hour. They have other flavors that we do enjoy, including a strawberry one that reminds me of eating Fruit Roll-ups when I was a kid. It’s a granola bar like this one, but it has a strawberry spread on the top that has a similar flavor to the roll-ups if you want to give those a try.
We’re always looking for good breakfast foods and snacks that can keep us hungry for a decent length of time as so many snacks keep you satisfied up to about 5 minutes after you stop eating them. If we’re going to invest daily points into something, we want to make sure it was worth spending points on and satisfaction is one of our key measurements for that.
Welcome Back, Lisa!
We also had one of our friends, Lisa, come back to Weight Watchers last night. We’re friendly with all of the folks that come to the meetings, but having actual friends there always gives Jenny extra motivation to stay on track and makes going to the meetings a more enjoyable experience overall. Lisa and her family are also one of the first friends that we made in town after we moved here; they invited us over for dinner one night and she make a freaky-good berry…biscuit…dessert thing of awesomeness. That’s totally not what it was called, but this was like seven years ago so you can’t expect me to remember details. They had the points values of the food ready for us before we went, because they’re amazing like that. Great food and good times with great people, I tell you.