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Weight Watchers Wednesday: Everything counts in large amounts

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 ...

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and the Weight Watchers room felt like ...

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...because those 4.2 pounds were hard won. 

OK, actually, I did two things differently.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...

I have a couple of giveaways still going on -- I'm giving away the newest Weight Watchers cookbook HERE and a box of Balance Bars HERE. Both giveaways end really soon, so enter!