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Weight Watchers Wednesday: Whew! Much better

Oh ... hi! Basking in my good health and weight-loss success and I almost forgot to post today.

My stomach virus vanished yesterday, allowing me to hit the gym and get back to my routine, since the teenager and the husband were back to school and work. I actually cancelled that gym membership and signed up for the pre-sale at a Planet Fitness going in a few doors down from my Weight Watchers meeting -- talk about convenient! It's supposed to open next month but right now it's a pile of ductwork and electrical outlets.

Moving on ...

Remember on Saturday when I gained 7 stinking pounds? Today when I weighed in I was down 4.6 pounds. At first I was a little disappointed but then I remembered -- it's only been 4 days! So I'm totally happy with that. 

What have I been doing the past 4 days? 

Big chicken salad
My lunch today -- a big salad with veggies, chicken breast and 2 tablespoons of Bolthouse blue cheese dressing.

I've been trying to automate my meals -- taking a little less choice out of the equation. Breakfast has been a smoothie, lunch a big salad with veggies and 6 ounces of protein, snacktime has been an apple and an ounce of almonds, dinner's protein and veggies with 1/2 cup of quinoa, and my evening snack is 6 ounces of plain lowfat Greek yogurt. 

Yes, you heard me right -- plain. Thing is, when it's 2% plain Greek yogurt it's really, really good (at least to me) and I don't need to add anything.

I think it's all the protein that's keeping me really full, and cutting down on starchy carbs is quelling cravings. 

I'm taking this one day at a time and so far it's working.