Kelly the Culinarian: What I ate (on Weight Watchers) Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What I ate (on Weight Watchers) Wednesday

Weight Watchers is going really well for me! I'm not losing weight fast by any means, but I feel far more in control of my eating patterns. This is great since I'm currently developing a base to train for the Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon (and they replied to one of my tweets today! Swoon). I'm loving that I can eat all the fruits and veggies that I want. I'm eating far more vegetables than I was a month ago, and I really love the convenience of steamable frozen veggies.  Here's a selection of my daily consumption from the past week.

Reminder: I get 26 points plus per day, 49 flex points per week and a ton of activity points from working out, which I don't really use. The points might not add up to exactly 26 because I don't photograph my coffee or fruits.

From top left: Turkey burger with green beans (5 points); Wasa multigrain cracker with Laughing Cow cheese, hummus with veggies (4 points);  oatmeal with banana and peanut butter, egg whites with salsa (8 points); turkey Polish sausage with quinoa and veggies (5 points).
From top left clockwise: egg whites, baked zucchini boats, veggies and salad (3 points); Wasa cracker with Laughing Cow cheese, hummus, veggies and apple (4 points); leftover hamburger (5 points); pear; banana and peanut butter on half of a Flatout wrap (5 points).

From top clockwise: Zucchini boats, turkey Polish sausage and veggies (4 points); coffee, oatmeal topped with fruit (4 points); hamburger with pear (5 points).

Clockwise from top left: hamburger (5 points); Wasa cracker with egg whites (2 points); Protein Bar southwestern salad without cheese, apple and diet root beer (9 points); hummus with veggies (2 points); banana and peanut butter on a mission carb smart tortilla (5 points).
Clockwise from top left: Veggies with egg whites and hummus (3 points); Tilapia with veggies, Fage with strawberries (5 points); turkey burger (5 points); banana and peanut butter on tortilla (5 points); Wasa cracker with Laughing Cow cheese (2 points).

Clockwise from top left: Hummus with egg whites and veggies (3 points); tilapia with veggies and a sugar-free pudding cup (6 points); chicken with salsa and salad, broccoli and an apple (4 points); Protein Bar Denver Scramble with Comiskey Cocoa protein shake, Wasa cracker and banana (8 points); air-popped popcorn with a side of creeping Yorkie looking for a snack (3 points).

Favorite new snack: Wasa crackers are awesome. They're filling and fulfill that "crunchy food" food craving for 1 point.
Biggest disappointment: Laughing Cow sundried tomato mozarella is not what I thought it would be. I'm still going to eat it because I do not waste money ever, but it's not what I was hoping for. Anyone have any suggestions for what flavor I should buy next? Also, I wish I would have gotten the Millennium Perk instead of the Comiskey Cocoa at Protein Bar. They're the same point value and I liked the perk a lot more.
Favorite meal: This is not pictured, but I went to the Chicago Healthy Living Blogger book club Saturday at Kelsey's apartment and they had some seriously amazing food. I used my flex points that day without regret. Someone made this awesome roasted sweet potato and beet kale salad that rocked, but my favorite were these dark chocolate oat energy bite things. So. good. And we read a book and something or other, too.
Biggest revelation: Oatmeal is a lot more enjoyable and attractive when you put the fruit on top instead of stirring it in. Also, I am a huge snacker. I eat all day, just small amounts. Hope that's OK ....

If you have any questions about my noms, please let me know!


Rebecca said...

Given that I just signed up for WW I'm thankful for the post! I know how to eat healthy but as you mentioned, it's about the control!

Amanda said...

Laughing cow cheese: I like the french onion one (i think it is??) the best, followed by Swiss.

Amanda said...

How do u make ur zucchini boats?

KellytheCulinarian said...

The recipe is in the links. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, then fill with marinara sauce and bake another five until warm.

K. Tokar said...

That oatmeal looks super yummmmmmooo

Jen G said...

Much better than that Taco Bell you like so much :) JK!

Sweet potatoes, carrots, spaghetti & butternut squashes, beets, radishes, cauliflower and broccoli all taste excellent when roasted and give a little variety to veggie requirements.

Jennifer said...

New follower here! I just joined Weight Watchers and I'm going to try some of the foods you mentioned in this post. Thank You!