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Points Plus and Piña Coladas on Weight Watchers.ca

For the last couple days been talking about my new journey on the WeightWatchers.ca program. I have to tell you that I am so impressed with how seamlessly this program fits in with my life.

I am eating REAL FOOD that I cook for my family.  I do not need to cook a special meal for myself (become a short order cook).  Here's a breakdown of some of the things I've been eating, their point values and how it all works.

With my Weight Watchers program I'm given 26 points per day.  I can earn extra points be exercising and add those points to my daily allowance.  I don't do this because I want the exercise to really count!  I am also given 48 extra points to spend throughout the week.  This is great if you want to have a pizza night or some high calorie treat.

I find most days the 26 points is sufficient. In fact, yesterday I only  used 23 points!  It's all about making the right choices and being accountable for what you are eating.

My Breakfast Choices
2 cups of coffee (black) 0 Points
2 tbsp cream 1 Point
Breakfast time!
Smart Ones English Muffin Sandwich with cheese and ham 6 Points
Fruit 0 points
Skim Milk 2/3c 1 point
1 Whole Wheat English muffin with 1 tsp light butter 4 Points
Vector Cereal (meal replacement) 6 points worth
Frozen Fruit 0 Points


My Lunch Choices
Sometimes I have left overs from dinner
I have tried the Weight Watchers ravioli florentine and a chicken stir fry they were both very good.
Soup usually 3-5 Points
Frozen Fruit 0 points
Bananas and Oranges 0 Points

My Supper Choices
Mccain Ultra thin crust pizza 4 Points (1/4 pizza) with veggies 0 Points
Beef barley veggie soup 4 points
Minestrone Soup with Parmesan cheese  4 Points
Chicken and Orzo Skillet dinner 9 Points
Asian Burgers no bun 5 points (with a bun add 3 points) with stir fry veggies 0 Points

 My Snacks and extras
1 square of Lindt hot pepper chocolate 1 Point
1 piece of Terry's orange 1 Point
Silhouette yogurt 1 point
Cheddar cheese, low fat 1 point
Melba Toast (2) 1 Point
Veggies 0 Points
Low fat popcorn 6 cups 4 Points
President's Choice low cal Hot Chocolate 1 Point
Bananas, Clementines and Pears 0 Points

New Years Eve Splurge.  Dec 31st marked my 6th day on WeightWatchers.ca.  I was careful not to use my extra points all week so I could splurge.  After all, New Year's only comes once a year!  I was pretty careful for most of the day because I WAS GOING TO DRINK A PINA COLADA (yes, it was so exciting I have to scream and tell you I was on Weight Watchers and drank a Pina colada)

 Pina Colada with Coconut Rum=7 Points
Spanakopita pizza 7 Points
Homemade pigs in a blanket 6 Points

I ate this food and I wasn't cheating. But..... I have to admit, I was totally wondering if my weight loss would turn into a weight gain.


Weight Watchers weigh in time.  In the first 8 days I lost 4 pounds!  That's right, I ate all this food listed above, I was never hungry and lost 4 pounds. Woo Hoo!


Coming up next!  My Weight Watchers food tips.


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