Friday, January 23, 2009

Robbing Peter to pay Paul

That's what planning my food for the day is like!

I get 24 points a day to play with. So, I sit down with a fresh tracker and start planning. I have to start with the 'must gets' or I won't get them. So, let's start with 3 milks (damn being 50 and needing that extra milk!), 2 oils, 2 fruits, 3 veggies. That's 10.5 points....maybe. You see, Weight Watchers have their own brand of math.

So I plan what I'd like for the day. Oops, it comes to 28.5 points instead of 24. Now, what are we going to cut? Hmmmmm let's get creative.

I was going to have cereal and milk for breakfast today for a change of pace. Milk is 2 points, cereal is 2 points. BUT, if I have WW yogurt, which still counts as a milk, it's only 1 point. OK, made that switch. NOW, if I have half a serving of cereal instead of a full one, that's another point shaved off. Two down, 2.5 to go. It gets tricky for sure.

I need 2 oils a day. If I eat them both at once, it's 2.5 points. If I use one teaspoon at lunch, and one at dinner, it's only 2 points. OK, split those bad boys up and another half point is shaved off! I'm on a roll here. 2.5 down, 1.5 to go.

I've been planning salmon for dinner for a few days now. It's high in points and it's usually what gets shaved off. Yesterday I substituted turkey meat loaf at 3 points for salmon at 4.5 points. Not today. I want the damn fish! That stays! So, still, 2.5 down, 1.5 to go.

I want taco salad for lunch today. I use 99% fat free turkey burger. Nice and low in points. 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning mix is .5 point. If I only use 2 teaspoons, it's 0. Made that change. I'll zip it up with some cayenne if I need to. Three down, 1 to go.

I just have 1 more point to cut. Where is it going to come from? Ohhhhhhh I've figured a whole serving of 2% shredded cheese on my taco salad. That's 1/4 cup. If I cut that to 1/8 a cup, it cuts 1 point!!!!!!! Wooohoooo we've done it!

Holy shit pass the Tylenol.

Only if it's zero points though!!!!


  1. Between counting toilet paper sheets and counting points I can see why you need the tylenol.
    Good job of getting those points off instead of saying 1 pt won't kill me. Dedication, I am so jealous of your will power.

  2. You are too funny! But, WTG with your planning! I still get several more points than you, but I need the help for when my points get lower..........AND THEY WILL! LOL

    Keep up the great work! I am so proud of you!