So we've been doing this for about a week now and my husband lost 6lbs and I only lost 2.6lbs. I swear that loss was only because the weather was nice and I didn't wear my winter coat to my weigh in. At least it doesn't look like I gained anything.
This first week was so hard trying to figure out the point and the program. It was complicated even more by the fact that we had a birthday to celebrate this past weekend so I had to figure out the best way to factor in ice cream cake and brownies along with going out to dinner.
We figured the best way to do this was to switch the calculations over to the Simply Filling tracking on the days that we had to go out and eat out. It worked out pretty good, tough I'm not quite sure we are doing it right. We went to Wendy's and got a plain baked potato and chili which we figured would fall under the Simply Filling list. Potato is on there as is all the ingredients I could figure would be in the chili. I was surprised how filling a small chili and a baked potato could be. When we went out to dinner I ordered steak and scallops but took some points off my weekly for butter and breading on the scallops. I also took off my weekly for the sliver of ice cream cake and a small brownie. After two days using the simply filling plan we were almost out of weekly points, I think I had 10 left, so we switched back to calculated/tracked points.
I discovered in my first week that I LOVE Tuesdays!!! My weekly points reset on Wednesday so I can eat good on Tuesdays. We stopped out for breakfast on Tuesday and I spent a whooping 20 points on breakfast, but boy was it good. Perogies with over medium eggs and satued onions, some home fries, and rye toast. I ate a light lunch of deli meat and apple and had a 10 point dinner and dessert.
This week we also discovered a new Jamaican restaurant. So a beef patty was lunch and breakfast at 12 points and then jerk chicken 3 pts, rice and beans 7 pts (I only ate about a cup or half of what they gave me), plantains 1 pt and cabbage was dinner. Oh how I've missed jerk chicken.....I haven't had it in forever. I could live off the stuff.
For lunches at home we found these great Sargento Balanced Breaks at BJ's which are 7 points and are a great way to get some cheese and nuts. I usually add some deli meat or jerky to that for a 9 point lunch.
My new Fitbit should be here today so I can start tracking my Fit Points. I still can't do a whole heck of a lot due to a car accident last year but it will help show me about where I stand before the pain is to much and hopefully help me work on getting better and more active. I miss being more active.
I'm looking for a list of 0 point foods so that when I go to the grocery store I know what to buy for snacks and what to stock up on. So far I haven't been able to find one for the Smart Points. I might just have to work on making one myself. If I do I'll post it or where I found it. If you happen to know of one please feel free to comment below and let me know.