March 25, 2011

What's for lunch, John?

Quick!  Flashback from my school days...

My parents used to listen to (probably still do) this radio station every morning.  KRMG in Tulsa.  The announcer's name was John.  And every morning at a certain time he had this little jingle where a group of kids said "What's for lunch, John?" and then he'd read the school menus for the area schools.  Totally cool.

Anyway...that's where the title came from...

The inspiration for this blog post came from all my Weight Watcher friends...  I have been asked by several people: "What do you eat?"  And I tell them...and I doubt it makes any of them very hungry....because I pretty much eat the same thing every single day.

But...I have lost almost 23 lbs since Dec., I am doing something right! 

If you haven't heard about the new Points Plus Program, and you are interested in dieting, you owe it to yourself to at least check it out.  You can attend a meeting with a friend (FREE) or check it out online.

Anyway for those of you who care and/or are curious....  Here's the skinny on how I'm working my way to skinny.  I am posting this past week's meals and point values.  I get 29 daily points and 49 weekly points.

Breakfast:  McDonald's Egg McMuffin (no cheese) 6 pts, Large Coffee 3 creams 3 pts (Total 9pts)

Lunch:  McDonald's Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Grilled Chicken & 1/2 Ranch packet 8 pts, Water (Total 8 pts)

Snack:  Starbucks Caramal Macciato Ice Cream 1/4 C 3 pts

Dinner:  Two slices Hawaiian pizza from Pizza My Heart 14 pts, Diet Caffeine Free Coke 0 pts (Total 14 pts)

Snack:  Homemade cupcake 4 pts

Total:  38 pts (This was a BIG point day for me...not typical)

Breakfast:  1/2 Sesame Bagel w/ 1 Tbsp of Reduced Fat Cream Cheese 5 pts, Non fat Latte 4 pts (Total 9 pts)

Lunch:  2 Soft Spicy Chicken Tacos from Taco Bell 9 pts, Iced Tea (unsweet) 0 pts (Total 9 pts)

Dinner:  3 oz Chicken (baked) 3 pts, Mac N Cheese 1/2 C 5 pts, Corn 1/2 C 2 pts (Total 10 pts)

Total: 28 pts (I rarely go under my daily points allowance)

Breakfast:  1/2 Plain Bagel w/ 1 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cream Cheese & Egg 7 pts, Coffee w/ 2 Creams 2 pts (Total 9 pts)

Lunch: 3/4 Quizno's Turkey Club Bullet & 1/2 C of Chicken Noodle Soup 7 pts, Iced Tea (unsweet) 0 pts (Total 7 pts)

Snack:  3 C Light Popcorn 3 pts

Dinner:  Chipotle Chicken bowl.  I use 1/2 the rice and bean serving and did not get cheese w/ Tbsp of Guac 9 pts, Iced Tea (unsweet) 0 pts (Total 9 pts)

Snack: 1/2 Twix Truffle 2 pts

Total 30 pts

Breakfast: Plain Bagel Thins w/ 2 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cream Cheese and Egg 7 pts, Coffee w/ 2 Creams 2 pts (Total 9 pts)

Mid-day snack: (weird schedule)  1/2 Chocolate Chip Bagel 4 pts

Lunch: 3/4 McDonald's Bacon Ranch Salad w/ Balsamic Dressing 6 pts, Water (Total 6 pts)

Snack: Light Popcorn 3 pts

Dinner:  (ugh, I am so lazy...and ashamed) Mac N Cheese 3/4 C 8 pts

Snack: Homemade cupcake (my son cannot eat them fast enough!!) 4 pts

Total: 34 pts  (Really heavy carb day!  Bleh.  My stomach felt like I ate a large rock.)

Breakfast:  1 Slice Wheat Toast w/ 1 Tbsp Reduced Fat Cream Cheese & Egg 5 pts, Coffee w/ 2 Creams 2 pts (Total 7 pts)

Lunch:  2 Chicken Soft Tacos from Taco Bell 9 pts, Small Diet Pepsi 0 pts (Total 9 pts)

Dinner is TBD, but I am thinking it is raining and cold and I am going to order pizza.  We get Domino's (bleh!!!) and I always order a Medium Hawaiian Thin Crust for me and eat about 1/4 of it.  It's about 14 pts, give or take...

Overall, this is a very carb heavy week for me.  I normally really eat way more veggies than this and more fruit.  Oh well.  There is always next week.

I weigh in tomorrow...I'll let you know how that goes.  Maybe....if I lost.  :)


Mrs. Perfekt said...

That is fantastic! I'm so proud of you because I know how hard this diet junk is.

Angela Strain Rodriguez said...

Amber, you are my inspiration!! Since I just joined online yesterday I am just getting the hang of the new system. I have used the old one several times, but this new one seems really awesome! Anyway, how do you figure points at restaurants when the nutritional value is not listed? Just wondering. I have only used 8 points so far today and it is after 3!! YAy me!! hahaha. I love that you posted what you ate, it gave me some ideas.

Nannette Davies said...

Loved reading your eats for the week! It just goes to show you CAN eat "normal" and loose on Weight Watchers! It's the best plan on earth as far as I'm concerned!:-) I hope to read more about your WW journey! Very motivating:-)


Amgilliam said...

Angela, the new system is really awesome! It's much more scientific and just makes so much sense! I noticed that I was losing weigth in my belly FASTER than I have ever done on any other WW program.

If I don't know the point value for sure for something, I try to find something similar (on my iPhone app) and use that. I also use the Lose It! app (Free!!) and convert the info for points values. The Lose it! app has a MUCH better list of foods/restaurants, in my opinion. I am sure that in time WW will get more info on their app.

And as you can is TOTALLY doable on a "on the go" type eating schedule.

Anonymous said...

I totally need to get on board. I love you posting your is inspiring! Please keep posting!
Angela Pinheiro

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Amy said...

I don't know what to say!! I'm totally shocked. I'm still in the mentality that I better not eat junk or else I won't lose weight, but you're losing more that me and I"m eating wayyyyy more healthier. ha. I think I'm going to give up on my health rant and dive into a pizza tonight, just in your honor. I'll let you know what the scales says in the morning. ha. :)

you're doing amazing!!!!!


Chandra MoMoMod said...

Thanks for posting this. I lost 8 pounds, but I've been slacking on counting my points. Some days I've consumed 10 pts under my limit! I really need to sit down and plan my meals. I'm hoping to get back up on the saddle ASAP.