What I Ate Wednesday: Super Bowl Sunday Snow Storm Edition


So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…I always want WIAW to be an accurate account of what I am eating. Not everyday I eat completely healthy, but more often than not I make healthy choices.

As always my Weight Watchers Points into the fold.

This week is a little different since I’m gonna be one day out of surgery, I’m not sure if I’ll be doing much of anything besides popping pills and sleeping…so this will be a Super Bowl Sunday Edition…. since it was a “special day” I wanted to eat party foods and I knew ahead of time that I was gonna have to use some of my 49


Since I have my Weight Watchers meetings on Sunday mornings I usually just have something light. Today I had 1 cup of  Low-fat Strawberry Kefir drink . My breakfast was 4 points.


I don’t like carrots, but they are hard and crunchy and take a long time to eat… she I frequently have a bag (around 3oz) in my purse when I got out.  And not long after that I had a banana. My snack was 0 points .




My Super Bowl snacks for a Super Bowl I didn’t watch…. yes I’m still bitter about the Packers losing, but whatever…. I also had donuts, I ate them totally forgot to take a picture. My lunch was 30 points (You have no idea had hard it was to write that)




So seriously points wise, I should have stopped eating…. but seriously who does that? I went back for more … this time for more.. this time more stuffed peppers and pot stickers and some veggie straws. My dinner was 15 points.




Since I’m all about being honest about what I’m eating…. I ate MORE…So I know by this point I’ve gone way over my points value… but I was still hungry and instead of eating more food (maybe a veggie) I had MORE snacks… more Veggie Straws (yep still addicted) and a Weight Watchers mini bar My snack was 5 points





My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and today I consumed 1,783 calories; however I “earned” 512 calories (12 Weight Watchers activity points) from Shoveling the snow before and after my Weight Watchers meeting. I used a total of 54 Weight Watchers points (I KNOW!!!) Today was a prime example of what happens when you eat snacks all day and don’t have a meal… thank goodness the Super Bowl is only once a year.






The rule of thumb is that you are supposed to drink at least 8 and today I was able to get 8 cups, but with it being colder outside and me try to ramp of the workouts I should be getting more water in.. but I already feel like I’m constantly going to the bathroom as it is.


And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday Sunday; be sure to follow me MyFitnessPal or of you are doing Weight Watchers  or FitBit friend me there as well I’m TRJENKINS77

Until Next Time…

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Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers–Week 17, 18, 19 and 20



Week 17: This week we continued to talk about portion sizes and eating on schedule. Since I decided to lose weight eating on schedule is essential to my success, when I’m going to be out for the day, I’m taking my lunch and my snacks with me, I ALWAYS have something, so those Hangry moments become few and far between.  I lost 3 pounds

Week 18: This was a tough week for me food wise, my doctor put me back on prednisone and I immediately started to feel hungry ALL THE TIME. And I ate everything… EVERYTHING. Because Prednisone is known to cause weight gain I considered leaving Weight Watchers.. but everyone said stick with it. so I did .I gained 1.8 pounds

Week 19: Week 2 on the dreaded Prednisone, I became more conscious of what I was eating but I tried to make better choices in what I put in my mouth, I went to the meeting feel super fat and bloated and was expecting another gain since my mouth was an open door was pleasantly surprised that I lost 2.4 pounds

Since I am back from my blogging hiatus it’s time to start fresh.

Saturday I went to Weight Watchers (with my mom) two members who had success on the program came to speak, one women lost 200 pounds on the program, and the other close to 40. What I found most surprising is despite the pound difference their stories were similar. Listening to these women I realized something I have been paying way to much attention to the “big picture” when I need to start paying attention to the now. One of the speakers (Veronica) said something that really hit home.  No matter how much weight you have to lose, you only need to lose one pound this week… When you stop looking at the big picture and thinking wow, I need to lose 40 pounds or whatever you need to lose and say, I need to lose 1 pound… it makes it more manageable.


Today I woke up to snow…. a lot of it. So I knew that I had to get up early but I didn’t plan on doing some serious shoveling before my Weight Watchers meeting (I’ve called it my “last chance workout”) Incidentally when I came back from my meeting I had to shovel again… it’s still snowing and won’t stop until early in the morning …. Yay Winter.


I was so happy when I got to the meeting (actually I was happy that they were open) I was feeling pretty good, my week was average and no hiccups as far as eating was concerned…. I get on the scale and I see that I have gained 2 pounds and instead of being upset about the gain I remembered that I have my menstrual cycle and that’s probably where the weight comes from… no biggie. Although I a on a serious roller coaster the same dang two pounds…. lost and gained.

Which more than likely means that I’m gonna need a jump start my body..which brings me into this weeks meeting topic “Move It, Love It” Finding ways to incorporate exercise into your life without feeling the burden to workout

Now lets me honest I have a gym membership, but it’s been a while since I’ve been to the gym. I actually enjoy working out at home. For the past several weeks I’ve been doing what I like to call purposeful movement.  You know those little things, “Walking to the mailbox (which is about 4-5 blocks from my house) instead of driving…. go down every single aisle of the grocery store… parking further and believe it or not those little things add up do you 30minutes a day (daily recommended exercise). I will be honest and say that the FitBit has helped me a lot.. it a visual reminder that I HAVE to move. even if it’s just dancing and walking in place. It really has become addicting because every day I want to make sure that when I go to bed I have met ALL of the goals I have set on my FitBit. So days are better than others.


As you can see I still need to hit my step, calorie and mile goal…One thing that I really want to do is water aerobics, so I need to look into that since Planet Fitness doesn’t have a pool, so I need to see if the City of Chicago has classes since I would like to start in the spring.

Generally this I end the post with a goal, this week I would like to work on getting my 10,000 steps, going to sleep earlier and developing a meal plan for the rest of the week. I didn’t lose that 1 pounds this week like I wanted to, but that’s okay….there’s always next week


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If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 13, Week 14, Week 15, Week 16, Week 17-20, Week 21

Until Next Time….

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