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Eats for Wednesday 12/1/10

I feel like I may have to change things up a little because of this new WW plan.

As most of you may know, I am not actually a WW member at this time. This is primarily due to financial reasons. I have been an active member 3 times in the past and I have tons of materials for the points program, so I've just been doing it on my own using this blog as my support system/virtual meeting.

Now that things are changing, I feel like I should no longer be using the points program because everyone else will be doing the points plus program.
I know. I know. If everyone else jumped off a bridge, would I do it too...I get all that. This should be about what works for me, not about what the new trends are.

What works for me? Points. But more importantly, tracking. Just coming here and being accountable for what I eat every day is what works for me. It doesn't stop me from eating bad stuff, because that still happens. It does make me think twice about it and eat a lot less of said bad stuff when I do eat it. That's definitely a good thing.

So, what am I going to do? Rejoining WW is not in the budget right now. That's out. I'm hoping to get a peek at some of the new materials from a friend who might be kind enough to share it with me.

Until then, I think what I'm going to try this week is just tracking. No points. Just tracking what I eat and drink and trying to incorporate all of those good health guidelines. Let's just see how that works out until I figure out if I'm going to keep using the old points system or not.

After all, doesn't it really just come down to eating less, eating right and moving more? As long as I'm doing that, I'll still get the results I want. That's what it's all about - results.

1/2 cup Special K fiber cereal
1/4 cup yoplait light yogurt
hot mandarin tea with 1 tsp sugar

PBJ with 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1 tbsp sugar free strawberry preserves on
white bread
1 cup canned peaches in light syrup
1 serving whole grain Sun Chips
water with Crystal Light

Pepperoni stromboli
fries with old bay
unsweetened iced tea

No exercise. :(

Weigh in

Well, it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

I'm down 0.8 for the week, 12.8 total. I can deal with that. I mean, I haven't done a damn thing to meet my goals for the past week or so.

My eating has been okay, but as you may have noticed, I haven't tracked a thing. I even took pretty pictures of our Thanksgiving meal but never got around to posting them.

I have actually been trying to straighten myself out for the past several days. Literally. My lower back seems to have tightened up on me and I've been crooked. It happens sometimes. A flare up hits and I find myself unable to stand up straight without a lot of pain and a lot of muscle spasms.

So, that's been fun.

Exercise has been out of the question aside from the occasional quick walk around the block with the pup. Yoga has even been hard because I just can't bend enough to really do anything other than a couple stretches.

I think the main reason for this flare up is my lack of running. I was doing so well and feeling so good and then I just stopped for 2 weeks and I'm crooked. If I needed motivation, I sure have it now.

I just have to get out there and hit the pavement again. I'm going to start out slow this week, just to get back into it. Yoga will also be a big part of my routine this week now that my flare up is starting to ease up.

My goal for the week is to track, track, track and get my fat ass out running again. I can do it.

So, how are you doing?