Weighing In on Weighing In: Week 10

Here it is, the first week of August and already I have to do a weigh in. I should be used to this by now but I hate seeing a possible failure on the scale. I know it’s just a number but it’s amazing how much anxiety a number can cause. The number on the scale surprised me with 184lbs! Last week I was at 187lbs. I’m hoping it’s the new ssprengel method I said I would (and am) trying. I really don’t feel deprived and even though I’m eating more ‘tasty’ food I’m still within a point range. I do realize how choices affect the daily food intake whereas before I just had whatever I wanted and didn’t care. Sure, I’ll take a venti salted caramel mocha with an extra shot of espresso but later I would also eat a couple of cookies with my lunch of leftovers. Now, I think before I eat and exchange items for others. I’ll take a skinny hazelnut latte so later I can have some pretzels with a salad. I enjoyed smoke chicken at the festival last weekend and INSTANTLY regretted it as it was high in points. Then I remembered the method I’m trying and even enjoyed a couple of chips and sour cream. It’s a balance that I’m going to continue to try.

It still feels like a long way to go but I remind myself it’s a journey. It’s going to take dedication and hard work. Then I tell myself that I’m worth it. Here is a quick and easy go-to recipe that I use for during the week when I don’t feel like doing anything:

Chickpea Egg Salad
2 Tbsps chives, fresh, chopped
1/2 Tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsps Chobani Plain Greek non-fat yogurt
1/2 Canned Chickpeas
1 Tbsp light mayo
Mash and mix everything together and serve.
* It’s an extra point for me to make a sandwich (foldover or toasted. 1 slice) but I like being a little naughty and count out my 53 Rold Gold thin pretzel rods. This is super filling for me and it’s because of the chickpeas!
Give this a try and let me know what you think.

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  1. I came to your blog looking for the August prompt list, and this post caught my eye. I’m so impressed that you have the guts to post your actual WW graph! Even more, you blog about your weight loss journey. I don’t discuss my current weight even at meetings, and I’m a lifetime member! You’re making GREAT progress. Don’t get discouraged. As you’ve probably learned already, there are a LOT of us who have tried WW many times before it “stuck.” This was my 4th or 5th time, yet I managed to make lifetime this time. My original comment took off listing things that helped me this time. Don’t want to hijack your post, so I turned it into a post for my blog. What helped me may not be helpful to you. And you ARE doing quite well with what has clearly been working for you. If you’re interested anyway, the link is https://magnoliajem.com/2018/08/05/weight-watchers-watching-me/. Don’t give up!!!


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