I was watching an episode of the show Heavy a couple of weeks ago when something that one participants (I don’t know what to call them, the people that are trying to lose weight) said struck me. She said that she snacks in between meals and then she snacks in between snacks. It struck me because I do this too. Because I work out a lot and because most of my snacks are on the healthier side, I’m not particularly overweight. Okay, technically, I’m not overweight at all. But I am at the very high end of the normal weight BMI and I’m not happy with that and I haven’t been happy with it for a while.
After trying and trying to just eat less, I realized that I need more structure than that. So, I decided to sign up for a trial week of Weight Watchers and see how it goes. As some of you have probably heard, they’ve reformulated their Points program to be more geared towards whole foods instead of packaged 100 calorie stuff.
I don’t plan to change what I’m eating, but I think that keeping track of what I’m eating will help me to stop snacking (in between snacks!) You aren’t going to gain weight from eating a ton of carrots, but you are going to from eating a ton of hummus and that’s my problem. Healthy foods can still add up. I think I need to resign my title of Hummus Queen. I can still be the Hummus Princess though because I do love me some hummus.
I know that I could just count calories on a website like Sparkpeople, but I’ve tried that in the past and for whatever reason, it doesn’t work for me. So, we’ll see if Weight Watchers does. For the record, I want to lose about 15 pounds. I’m not too concerned with the actual number on the scale, but I have a lot of clothes that I’d like to fit into again.
Enough about that.
Yoga class really took a lot out of me last night and I turned what was supposed to be a 6 mile tempo run into a 3 mile slow run. It was just one of those runs where my legs felt soo heavy even though I was running pretty slowly. I slogged through 3 miles and will do the other 5 tomorrow when my legs are fresher.
I stopped at Kroger after the gym to get some groceries. Jason’s been feeling a little under the weather so I wanted to pick up some OJ for him as well as the ingredients for soup. Homemade soup is always a good cure, even if it’s not chicken soup, right?
A couple days ago, I’d bookmarked Emily’s Broccoli Cheddar soup and knew that’s what I wanted to make. Have you guys seen her recipe page? It’s the coolest thing because you can enter in your phone number and it will send you a text message to a link of the recipe that’s easily viewed on your phone. A real plus for people like me that can’t read their own handwriting half the time.
I followed her recipe except that I used reduced fat cheddar cheese instead of Daiya. This soup did not disappoint. It was delicious, especially with a piece of Trader Joe’s naan for dipping.
And now I’m off to bake a pie. I realize that’s sort of counter intuitive to the whole weight loss thing, but it’s for work tomorrow. Oh, and Murphy wanted to show you that his arm has healed and he’s out of his cone of shame.