So it was another great weigh in day…I was down again…woo hoo! It felt really good about it because I had gone away for the weekend and didn’t stay 100% on the program. I made up for those indiscretions by make lots of good choices until weigh in day. That is the beauty of the program…they give you extra points that can be used at your own discretion. If you don’t use all your points each day, you can roll over up to 4 points to the extra point bank. You can use those points whenever you need them.
It is great to lose the weight, but as you lose weight they decrease the number of points you get for each day. That happened this week…I lost a point. The woman who weighed me in said, jokingly, “Yeah we punish you for losing weight.” It isn’t that bad because most days I don’t use all my points any way. As the point allotment goes down, you learn how to swap out items for lesser point items.
25 to 24
One thing that has really helped with this journey is exercise. My exercise of choice is spinning. I usually burn around 730 calories per hour of spinning so it gives you a lot of bang for your buck. I have hip dysplasia so it is one exercise that I can do with no pain.
My everyday “treat” is only 3 points. I get a decaf iced coffee with skim milk and one pump of mocha. I get this, most days, at Dunkin Donuts and occasionally at Starbucks. It helps take the edge off any hunger and it is very satisfying.
My favorite recipe this week was another Drizzle Me Skinny favorite. Zero point turkey chili…give it a try. So yummy and easy to make.
What is your go-to healthy treat during the summer?