Weigh Ins and Workout Plans

12 Feb

On February 1st I weighed in at 159.1 pounds, which was 2.3 pounds higher than the week before.  Considering that I had stayed exactly within my points limit the week before, it was an unpleasant surprise!  I was feeling a little bloated, and the number came back down by the next day, so I think it was a little bump up just on that day.

I knew I wouldn’t be able to stay within my points the next week, because we went to Disneyland!  I didn’t eat as well as I would’ve at home, and I drank quite a bit of beer on Superbowl Sunday, but walking around the parks for two days was decent exercise.  Even though I went 41 points over my limit, I weighed in on February 8th at 156.9, 2.2 pounds down and back to an accurate weight for how I was feeling.

My weight has been waffling since Christmas, going up a little then down a little, and I’ve been thinking about ways to get myself on the right path again.

1.  I lowered my daily points from 29 to 28.  I never really talked about the changes which were implemented with PointsPlus 2012; the only change that really affected my personal plan is that the new lower limit of daily points is 26, instead of 29.  Members who were at the old minimum of 29 were automatically dropped to 26, and given the option to choose any daily points limit between 26 and 29.  I immediately switched back to 29 because it had been working for me previously, but now I’ve decided to test out lowering my limit by one point a day.  Seven points less a week shouldn’t be that hard to do.

2.  I’m going to post a weekly workout plan and then do my best to stick to it.  I’ve kind of been planning workouts in my head, but by writing the plan down I’ll hopefully be more accountable.

Here’s my workout plan for this week:

Wednesday – no planned exercise, I catered an event which was exercise in an of itself
Thursday – Bridge 2 10K w6d1 (60 minutes running, 10 minutes walking)
Friday – 30 minute walk during lunch
Saturday – Bridge 2 10K w6d2 (60 minutes running, 10 minutes walking)
Sunday – rest
Monday – Bridge 2 10K w6d3 (60 minutes running, 10 minutes walking)
Tuesday – 45 minutes elliptical

Wednesday, 2/1/12

breakfast – oat bran with pumpkin and 2 tsp maple syrup
AM snack – apple, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – white beans with kale and savoy cabbage over whole wheat rotini
PM snack – banana, 1/4 oz smoked almonds
pre-run snack – 2 dates
post-run snack – one slice Ezekiel sesame sprouted wheat toast
dinner – Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli, Caulipots with lemon, dill and spinach

exercise – Bridge 2 10K w5d2 (50 minutes running, 11 minutes walking)

daily points used:  25
activity points earned:  10

Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli and Caulipots from Appetite for Reduction.  This was a super-delicious meal!

Thursday, 2/2/12

breakfast – oat bran with apple juice, applesauce, flax & cinnamon
AM snack – apple, coffee with vanilla soy creamer
lunch – Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli, Caulipots with lemon, dill and spinach
PM snack – trail mix (almonds, walnuts, raisins)
dinner – white beans with kale and savoy cabbage over whole wheat rotini, 8 oz red wine

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  5

Friday, 2/3/12

breakfast – one slice sesame sprouted wheat Ezekiel toast with 1 Tbs almond butter and sliced banana
AM snack – apple, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli, Caulipots with lemon, dill and spinach
PM snack – veggie tempura brown rice sushi roll
dinner – Forty-Clove Chickpeas & Broccoli, Caulipots with lemon, dill and spinach
after dinner (we were up really late driving to LA) – three servings pumpernickel pretzel sticks, chocolate agave trailmixer cookie, 12 oz light beer

exercise – 30 minutes walking

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  16
activity points earned:  2

Saturday, 2/4/12

breakfast at the hotel – corn flakes w/ almond milk, half a cinnamon raisin bagel with 1 Tbs almond butter and 1 tsp apple jelly, apple, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – Tofurky, baby greens, mustard and sundried tomato hummus on whole wheat pita, cauliflower florets, celery and carrot sticks, chocolate agave trailmixer cookie, 16 oz light beer
dinner and after – portobello mushroom philly sandwich w/ mustard and relish, apple slices, 3 1/2 cups movie theater-style popcorn, 37 oz light beer, 10 oz red wine

exercise – 90 minutes walking around the park (low estimate)

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  28
activity points earned:  5
activity points used:  2

hotel breakfast

I snuck my lunch into Disneyland.  Shhhh…

Portobello Philly (no cheese) from Award Weiners in California Adventure.

Sunday, 2/5/12

breakfast – oatmeal w/ 1 tsp brown sugar, 1 Tbs raisins and 1 Tbs almond butter, apple, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 cup almond milk, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
AM snack – strawberry frozen fruit bar
lunch & afternoon – grilled portobello sandwich on kaiser roll w/ sauteed onions & peppers, french fries w/ ketchup,raspberry mojito, 25 oz beer
dinner & after – nachos w/ sauteed squash & zucchini & salsa, martini, 54 oz light beer, whole wheat pita with sundried tomato hummus

exercise – 60 minutes walking around the park (low estimate)

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  3
activity points used:  30
non-existent points used:  30

another hotel breakfast

Monday, 2/6/12

breakfast – 1 1/4 cups raisin bran w/ almond milk, 2 small apples, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – hickory smoked Tofurky on whole wheat pita w/ mustard and baby greens, 6 peanut butter toast crackers, chocolate agave trailmixers cookie
dinner – Szechuan eggplant w/ snow peas over 1 cup white rice

daily points used:  28
non-existent points used:  5

third hotel breakfast

Tuesday, 2/7/12

breakfast – one slice sesame sprouted wheat toast with 1 Tbs each almond butter and strawberry jam
AM snack – banana, coffee with hazelnut coconut creamer
lunch – Greek salad (romaine, chickpeas, cucumber, olives, capers, tomatoes, herb vinaigrette), small piece of focaccia
PM snack – sundried tomato hummus w/ celery, carrot & cauliflower
pre-run snack – 2 dates
dinner – hickory smoked Tofurky on whole wheat pita w/ mustard & baby greens, salad (lettuce, 2 tsp bacon flavored chips, 2 Tbs goddess dressing)
after-dinner snack – 2 servings everything crackers

exercise – Bridge 2 10K w5d3 (60 minutes running, 11 minutes walking)

daily points used:  28
activity points earned:  12
non-existent points used:  6

Totals for 2/1/12 – 2/7/12

Daily points used:  193/196
Weekly points used:  90/49
Activity points earned:  32
Activity points used:  32
Points left on the table:  -38

Wednesday, 2/8/12

breakfast – whole wheat pita bread w/ sundried tomato hummus
AM snack – banana, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – falafel hummus wrap w/ lettuce, tomato & tahini sauce
dinner – 1 cup cilantro lime rice, 1 cup pinto beans, roasted tomato salsa, shredded carrot jicama salad w/ cilantro vinaigrette, 10 oz red wine

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  14

Thursday, 2/9/12

breakfast – Clif Mojo Peanut Butter Pretzel bar
AM snack – apple, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – 1 cup cilantro lime rice, 1 cup pinto beans, roasted tomato salsa, shredded carrot jicama salad w/ cilantro vinaigrette
PM snack – cauliflower, carrot & celery w/ sundried tomato hummus
post-run snack – banana
dinner – small burrito (pinto beans, corn, roasted tomato salsa, lettuce, jalapeno slices), shredded carrot jicama salad w/ cilantro vinaigrette, 7 oz red wine

exercise – Bridge 2 10K w6d1 (60 minutes running, 10 minutes walking)

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  8
activity points earned:  12

Friday, 2/10/12

breakfast – one slice sprouted wheat sesame toast w/ sundried tomato hummus
AM snack – 2 apples, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – veggie sandwich on wheat (cucumber, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, mustard), baby greens w/ vinaigrette
PM snack – banana, 1/2 oz almonds
dinner – 1 cup cilantro lime rice, 1 cup pinto beans, salsa, shredded carrot jicama salad w/ cilantro vinaigrette
after dinner – 2 oz gin w/ 1/2 oz triple sec & lime fizzy water, 2 oz rum w/ 1/2 oz triple sec & lime fizzy water, 2 1/2 servings pumpernickel pretzels

exercise – 50 minutes elliptical

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  20
activity points earned:  6

Saturday, 2/11/12

breakfast – peanut butter jelly larabar
second breakfast – smoothie (banana, strawberries, almond butter w/ roasted flaxseeds, chia powder, amazing grasss chocolate superfood, cocoa powder, maca powder, wheatgrass powder, almond milk), coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – 2 veggie dogs w/ ketchup & mustard, 10 roasted garlic & black bean tortilla chips, salad w/ vinaigrette, 12 z Mike’s Hard Lemonade, 12 oz light beer
dinner – 16 tortilla chips w/ salsa, burrito (rice, beans, lettuce, avocado, cauliflower, broccoli, squash), 12 oz light beer, 15 oz red wine

exercise – Bridge 2 10K w6d2 (60 minutes running, 10 minutes walking)

daily points used:  28
weekly points used:  7
activity points earned:  12
activity points used:  33

Sunday, 2/12/12

breakfast – grits w/ 2 tsp Earth Balance, nutritional yeast & black pepper
AM snack – apple, coffee w/ vanilla soy creamer
lunch – 2 slices sprouted wheat sesame toast w/ sundried tomato hummus, cauliflower, carrots & celery
PM snack – banana, 1 servings multigrain pretzel nuggets
dinner – Oyster Mushrooms Rockefeller, Spicy Roasted Cauliflower, 10 oz red wine

daily points used:  28
activity points used:  5

Oyster Mushrooms Rockefeller & Spicy Roasted Cauliflower from The Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Kitchen.

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