Woke up early. Drove to a new (to me) ww location that had a 7:30am meeting. Signed up for 17 weeks at $194. Interestingly, that’s just a tad more than two shares of McD0nald’s stock cost these days. Weighed in at a jeans wearing 186.6 lbs.
The room was nice: bright and airy with comfortable armless green chairs that matched. The meeting leader was a man. I liked the entirely different vibe this produced. The program materials look better than they did last time. Whomever does the graphic design work for ww knows their stuff.
I could come up with several reasons why I should have postponed this sign up. I’m busy, I’m traveling, Pesach is less than two weeks away, I’m tired, I can’t go to the gym until I do laundry… but there aren’t any perfect, curveball-free weeks in my future. If I continue to ingest carbs as my all-purpose stress treatment, I’ll wake up on the other side of 200lbs post-Pesach and will likely be in heart attack territory by Shavuot.
So there will be tracking, and minimal cooking, and deep breathing, and a return to the gym, even though there are food events on the way. Tomorrow afternoon I’m taking someone out for sushi. At the retreat later this month I will have to deal with whatever food is available. Once April arrives there’s a fundraising dinner I’ve agreed to attend, an evening at the local BWW to watch UFC 145 and of course, two Seders.
But I’ll deal with these things one at a time.
Planned this menu last night. I like everything on it. No multistep cooking. This is what I am going to stick to on normal days. It has way more Pts+ than ww suggests. In theory I should be consuming 33 Pts+ per day (26 daily and 7 from the weekly allowance). The foods below work out to 39 Pts+, because the Pts+ calculator goes into hysterics when confronted with large amounts of fat grams. Eventually the TJ frozen meal will go away, which will drive down the carb grams. For now, I need it to be where it is.
Breakfast: 2 sb eggs, steamed sweet potato, coffee, 1 tbsp cream, 2 S’n’L.
Mid-morning: coffee, 1 tbsp cream, 2 S’n’L.
Lunch: TJs frozen meal, 1 can diet cola, apple.
Afternoon: 0.5c pistachios in shell (not consuming the shells, obviously), 1 hb egg
Dinner: Israeli salad (cucumber, tomato, red pepper, green onion, olive oil, lemon juice), 1 oz blue cheese, 1 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder.
Totals: 1472 KCal, 78.5g P, 81g F, 110.1g C, 16.7g Fb.
Absolutely Excellent Reading Elsewhere
– The Ethics of Going Armed by Marko Kloos. This is wonderful.
– Are You As Busy As You Think by Laura Vanderkam. I am not going to whine about being busy ever again.
– A dog story, with pics that made me get all mushy and sentimental. (I am, ordinarily, neither.)