Monday, September 20, 2010

I have been working really hard lately to grow my real estate business. I am doing so by building a network of people who will hopefully refer deals to me someday. You may be asking yourself what does this have to do with Weight Watchers? Well the best most professional way I can see building a business relationship is by sitting down to a cup of coffee. I have made it my weekly duty to have at least four cups of coffee a week while still count my points and lose weight. To some of you this may be no problem but to me who loves a frozen coffee from our local coffee shop that is 6 of my 22 daily points. I have also had to start straying from my local coffee shop because everyone knows exactly where a *tarbucks is since there is one on every corner. I have finally figured out how to have a "cup of coffee" at every appointment without sacrificing my daily points and without having caffeine since I weaned off about a year ago.
Unsweetened Tazo iced passion tea!
Yummy, doesn't taste like tea and it can be sweetened with splenda without adding calories. It is also about 1/2 the cost of my typical coffee drink. I've enjoyed it so much I buy the tea to brew at home when I need something sweet but don't want to waste calories.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Weight check in

I've been attending meetings again for three weeks now and as a way to check in I've listed my weight loss stats.
1st week only .2 lbs lost because of muscle growth
2nd week lost 2 lbs!
3rd week lost .6 lbs
I had a crazy week and only got in 1 full day of point counting so the loss was a shock to me
The grand total lost is 2.8 lbs in three weeks
To wrap my head around this number I asked my husband to pull out some of his weights. The 2.5 pound plates weighted much more than I would have ever imagined. Mentally thinking about the fact that it would be my ideal to lose 10 times the weight of the two plates seems so mind boggling to me. I guess even .2 lbs can add up each week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

How to burn 4800 calories in a day

Today I burned 4800 calories or 71 activity points.
You may wonder how I did it, first know it took 9 hours and I'm absolutely exhausted.
I climbed from where the photo was taken to the peak on the left, back down to where they meet and over to the peak on the far right...
Then from there we headed to the peak in the middle of the photo below.
Then on to the peak in the middle of the photo below and all the way down.
If your counting that is a total of four 14ers today. (14er is a mountain over 14,000 feet)
I did it all with my little brother, so great to get to spend all day with him.
Climbing even one of these is so physically demanding that you must almost constantly be eating and drinking to keep your energy up. Between Gatorade and Peanut butter today alone I burned 26 point. While I didn't "count points" before I ate them I've added up what I've eaten and I still have about 50 activity points left. I'm not sure how this is going to affect my weight in tomorrow but we will see. Can't get much worse than my .2 loss last week.
I have to say one of the best side effects mentally of climbing 14ers is seeing how much your body needs calories and carbs for energy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Today at Costco I finally found an item I have been searching for...
Sun dried tomatoes not stored in oil!
If you measure out 1 serving they are 0 points because they don't have the added points from oil. I love throwing these in scrambled egg whites with spinach and a laughing cow cheese. They are also great in a salad.
These are also available in my local grocery and I actually gave in a purchased 2 bags of them this week because I had give up on Costco having them again. I wish I would have waited though because 2 small bags were the same price as about 5 times as much from Costco.
If you have any other ideas of what I could add these too I would love the suggestion.