Here's my Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plans with Points Plus and associated Recipes for next week. In addition to keeping me on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration.
Can you believe Christmas is now just 2 weeks away? How are you holding up? This was a sobering week for me. I went for my monthly Weight Watchers Weigh In Wednesday morning and was up 4 pounds over last month! Talk about a reality check. I'm still a few pounds under my goal so I wasn't forced to fork over any cash. I've still got a little wiggle room. But it was a good reminder that regardless of how long I've been at this, I'll never be done. Weight maintenance is a lifelong journey! Any thought of going it alone and skipping out on future monthly check-ins was quickly erased from my mind 🙂
And with a little honest reflection it didn't take me long to pinpoint the causes: fewer fruits and vegetables; more booze, bread and sugar and random snacking.
So, this week I'm reigning things in a bit. I've made a big pot of Weight Watcher's Garden Vegetable Soup. I'll be eating it for lunch and anytime I feel like I need a snack. And I'll be sure to lighten up my choices whenever I eat out. This should help to balance out the extra bites, licks and tastes I'm sure to take as I work my way through several Christmas cookie recipes I want to try. My goal is to maintain my current weight through the new year and then decide my next move in January.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meals Plan (12/8/14)
I like to keep things simple when it comes to breakfast. I usually rotate between a few breakfast options day in and day out, only changing it up slightly with the seasons. This week I'm going to alternate between hard boiled eggs with fruit and crock pot apple oatmeal. I'll hard boil eggs and make the oatmeal Sunday so they're ready and waiting during the week. I'll have either one or the other with a large mug of decaf coffee (0).
I also like to keep lunch quick and easy. I've found that limiting my choices is one of my best strategies for easily maintaining my weight. I usually opt for some combination of soup, salad and/or sandwich or leftovers. Once or twice a week I meet Mom and/or a girlfriend for lunch which is fun and keeps things interesting so I don't get bored.
This week the days I'm I'll be sticking to this soup, which some days I'll eat as is and other day's I'll puree for a creamier effect:
I'll enjoy my soup with a few whole grain crackers (3) and Laughing Cow Cheese (1) and if I'm feeling really hungry, a simple green salad with reduced fat dressing (1).
Because we are a family of two, we often have dinner leftovers that we are happy to eat again on a subsequent night. So I usually only cook 3 or 4 nights a week 🙂
- Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew (7)
- Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken (4) with steamed green beans (0) and brown rice (4)
- Broiled Halibut (5) with Slow Cooker Roasted Broccoli (1) and baked potato (4)
Again, I try to limit my choices when it comes to snacking and only eat when I am truly hungry. I've worked hard to break myself of the snacking when bored habit, but it still can happen if I have too many tempting snacks around!
- Apple Slices (0) with a little peanut butter (3)
- Weight Watcher's Garden Vegetable Soup (0)
'Tis the season for sweet treats. I'm not gonna lie, Christmas cookies are one of my favorite aspects of the holidays. Over the next few weeks I'll be baking more than any other time of year. My plan is to keep small amounts around and then share what's left with family and friends. It's the only hope I have of not going totally overboard.
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Have a wonderful week!
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