I completed Week Two of tracking using Smart Points. I am really happy to have also earned another loss for all my hard work. I lost another 1.8 pounds this week bringing my total to 4.8 pounds over the last four weeks since returning to meetings. Yippie!
When I entered my weight into my WW app, I noticed it showed that I’ve gained 73 pounds “overall”. I went back to look at when the first entry was put into the WW app. It was on Feb 2, 2012. So I have an average weight gain of about 18 pounds per year. Clearly, that is a lot of gaining over these last four years. I plan to make the end of 2016 look better than the years prior and continue striving towards routine losses. I can’t stop thinking about how much better I’ll feel fitting into my clothes if I can lose 20 or so pounds. Little by little I’ll continue to chip away at it.
I took a few days of rest and didn’t actually exercise Friday through Sunday. I had good intentions but little follow through. I think the break was good and after seeing the loss at my meeting earlier this evening, I am now on the treadmill at work logging some miles/calorie burn. I also plan to hit up Curves both Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
I went to the store yesterday and made a meal plan for the week. No plans to eat out until later in the week so I’ll be using my WSPA then. I was a bit low on the points as far as food goes today so I decided to cash in a Star Reward at Starbucks for an upgraded drink. I ordered a Venti Iced Non-Fat Chai Tea Latte with three added espresso (called a Dirty Chai). I knew I should have looked up the points ahead of time but I didn’t. It ended up being 13 SPV. Ugh! That sure does put a kink in splurging and just one more reason the new Smart Points program irks me.
Needless to say, I was eating really low points today so even with my drink, I still have 10 SPV left for the day. I suspect I’ll be hungry when I get off work. When I try to cut back I am usually left feeling really hungry. So I’ll make myself something when I get home vs. eating out. That will cut down on points and help use up the last of my DSPA.
Onward to a new week….