So I only really did one thing diferent this week in counting Points -- I put all my smoothie ingredients into the Weight Watchers recipe builder. Yes, even the fruit got calculated. And where a smoothie before would have 4 Points, a "fruit-counted" smoothie has about double the Points, and I'm OK with that. I mean, if I go to Smoothie King or Jamba Juice and get a smoothie there, those Points are calculated using everything, so why not at home?
And because I did that, I lost 4.2 pounds this week.
When I got off the scale I was all ...
and the Weight Watchers room felt like ...
...because those 4.2 pounds were hard won.
OK, actually, I did two things differently.
- I counted smoothie fruit. I really didn't even cut back on fruit -- if I was feeling hungry, I'd grab an apple, a banana or a little cup of unsweetened applesauce. I just accounted for the ones that went in the Ninja.
- I added in more healthy fats, like avocado, peanut butter, almond butter and even olive oil. When I restarted Weight Watchers I thought that those things would use up Points too quickly so I really cut back on them and, apparently, overcompensated in the starchy carbs. That doesn't work for me.
So now I can finally say that since Oct. 1 when I restarted Weight Watchers until today, I've lost 3 pounds, which I'll definitely celebrate.
Speaking of celebrating ...