Hi there! My name is Kim and I blog at Fabulous Fit Foodie. I’ve been following Ashley’s blog and her Instagram account for a year or two now. Ashley and I have connected over the past several months because we both have infant daughters that are close in age and I think we are both like-minded in our approach to motherhood: trying be positive, healthy role models for our daughters about living well and staying fit.
I started following the Weight Watchers (WW) program at about 8 weeks postpartum. I had followed WW in the past to lose small amounts of weight and it has always worked for me. At the point where I started following WW, I had 20 pounds of baby weight left to lose to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It’s been slow and steady progress, but by 5 months postpartum I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. That happened to coincide with the beginning of the holiday season, so I shifted to maintenance mode at that point.
Now that the new year has arrived, I have new weight loss goals in mind, and I’m continuing with WW to help me achieve them. My WW philosophy is making it health decisions that work for my lifestyle rather than a diet. I don’t deprive myself of anything. I eat my Activity Points and my Weekly Points. I feel like I’ve earned my Activity Points (I work out 6 or 7 days a week, either attending bootcamp or running) and the Weekly Points are there to be used as part of the plan. That’s what helps keep me on track for the long haul and doesn’t result in epic binge eating when a craving strikes.
Here’s a look at a typical day for me! This is what I ate on Tuesday, January 13.
Breakfast: A protein shake made with UMP Chocolate Protein Powder and a banana with 2 teaspoons of reduced fat peanut butter (2 PP each).
Morning Snack: A Fiber One Strawberry Streusel bar and a Yoplait Whips Greek Yogurt (4 PP for the Fiber One bar, 2 PP for the yogurt). Also, coffee with a splash of fat free and sugar free Hazelnut Creamer. I personally don’t count my creamer because I typically only drink one cup a day and I don’t use much.
Lunch: A sandwich with Skinnytaste Curried Chicken Salad and one tablespoon of reduced fat mayonnaise on light whole wheat bread (6 PP), unsweetened apple sauce (0 PP), one serving of reduced fat barbecue kettle chips (4 PP), and a Trader Joe’s Brownie and Oats bar (3 PP).
Afternoon Snack: One reduced fat cheese stick (2 PP) and 18 salted caramel flavored almonds (3 PP).
Dinner: 6 oz Skinnytaste Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Glazed Salmon (8 PP), Zoodles cooked with a little sesame oil and garlic (1 PP), and 1/4 cup Suddenly Salad Healthy Grains Southwest salad (4 PP).
Dessert: 2 Trader Joes Mini Mint Ice Cream Mouthfuls (4 PP)
Total: 45 PP
I get 33 PP per day. I earned 8 AP for bootcamp this morning, and I used 4 weekly points for my dessert tonight!