Monday, January 21, 2019

A Weigh, A Weigh, A Weigh Down South in Dixie ~ Week Three

Good news and good news...

Did you think I was going to say good news and bad news?  Not this week!

Let's look back to week 1 and week 2.

Week 1 ~ I lost 2.2 lbs.

Week 2 ~ I lost 1/2 a lb.

And now... drumroll please!

Week 3 ~ I lost 1 lb.

Now I know 1 pound isn't as much as 2.2 pounds but it is twice as good as half a pound! That was my first good news!

My second good news is that I even ate another Pumpkin Muffin from Panera!  I was careful every day with my Weight Watcher points and carried some daily food points over into the weekly food points.  I then enjoyed my muffin without any guilt!  And I still had leftover weekly food points that I didn't use.

I am learning to make wiser decisions with food and I am also less impulsive with snacks.

My husband and I went to Barnes & Noble this weekend to browse books and enjoy time chatting in the cafe.  I would normally order a hot cocoa and scone from the Starbucks Cafe in B&N.  I decided to drink water and eat the hard boiled egg that I brought.  My husband enjoyed a large Americana coffee.

My snack of choice is cottage cheese with fresh blueberries.  Half a cup of cottage cheese is 2 food points.  The berries are 0 food points.

What is your latest favorite snack?

22 comments:

  1. I say GOOD NEWS! Very good news! Three cheers!

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  2. Good for you, my friend! You lost weight, you carried over food points so you could enjoy that muffin guilt free and way to go with your time at B&N. I love it that you are making wiser snack choices...that is great. I'm trying to decide what my favorite snack is...but at this point, it probably would be something more of a sugary treat than something sensible like your cottage cheese and berries. You are having a good influence on me, Gina!

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    1. Dianna, I don't know about that. I do know I am always blessed when I read your blog!

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  3. That's great news Gina. It's good you brought a hard boiled egg to snack on. I boiled some eggs today so that I can have it as part of lunch or an afternoon snack. I think my favorite snack would be pumpkin seeds or some type of fruit. Since I began this weight loss journey at the beginning of January, I've been trying to make better choices for snacks. I allow myself sweets but not to excess like before. My daughter ordered this box of Cadbury chocolate bars from the U.K. but I always share a bar with my husband and daughters. Or if they don't want any I take one small square. Ive used almost all my calorie allowance for the day so no chocolate for me tonight.☹

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    1. Regina, chocolate is good for you. I do have a little here and there as long as it is just a little bit. :-)

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  4. Well done! The weight loss is mounting up.

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  5. Good job!! I ordered a new set of scales that measures down to the ounce so I am getting serious about losing some weight as well. My goal is to lose 17 pounds. We can encourage one another Gina.

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    1. Arlene, you can do it! Yes, let's lose this weight together!! ♥

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  6. Awesome Gina! Cottage cheese is a wonderful snack. I sometimes have it for lunch with some peaches. Blueberries are great too.
    xx Beca

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    1. Beca, oh I love peaches! I don't know if they have any at our stores this time of year.

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  7. Lots of love to you !♡♡♡♡

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  8. I say it is great news all the way around especially being more mindful with your snacking. Cheese and crackers or nuts or pretzels are my go to snacks at the moment.

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    1. Robin, oh I love all those salty snacks. I do have string cheese with my breakfast usually.

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  9. Wow! That's great Gina! You are doing SO good! I like Cottage cheese with just a little bit of yogurt in it and fruit on top. So yummy and carries you through the afternoon so you're not starving so much at dinner time! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, I've never thought of putting yogurt in cottage cheese. Sounds delicious!

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  10. Congrats, and to be able to have a snack you want too, that is always a good week!

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    1. Connie, a tiny snack mid-day does wonders, doesn't it!

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  11. Hooray for you, Gina!!! I'm so happy for you.

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