May 22, 2007

Week Two: Weigh In

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I'll be the first to say it: I could have done better last week. I had a hard time staying within my points range. Especially when it came time for dinner...

There were four major setbacks that I can put my finger on:

(1) The "Baked Goods Brigade" at work. I'm not even exaggerating when I say that someone brings treats in Every.Single.Day. From homemade Almond-Cherry Bars to Krispy Kreme Donuts to Girl Scout Cookies to Belgian Chocolate, it's all there. And it's disastrous for someone like me who loves to snack, has limited points and gets hungry around 3pm.

(2) The "Cosi Sabotage." I went to Cosi for lunch last week and I had my meal all planned out. I was going to order a Mixed Greens Salad (with onion!) and the Reduced-Fat Sherry Shallot Dressing. And tell them to hold the hot, salty, fresh bread because I didn't want any part of it. So my co-worker and I get to the place and it's mayhem because the weather is beautiful and everyone that worked within 2 miles of the restaurant apparently decided that they wanted Cosi for lunch. So i scream my order at the Salad Girl and she starts it but passes the salad to the Salad Guy to finish it. He yells "SHERRY SHALLOT DRESSING?"And I yell "YES PLEASE!" Without repeating that I wanted the reduced fat version. You see where this is going. And I didn't realize what had happened until I had eaten the salad and was on my way back to the office. And to top it all off, Cosi now has a NEW!HEALTHY!WHOLE GRAIN! hot, salty, fresh bread to accompany your salad that my co-worker insisted I try because it is "SO GOOD." Sigh. Once I got back to my office, I checked the Cosi website to see just how fatty the doggone salad was and I think I gasped out loud when I saw it:

Roasted Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette: 308 Calories. 31 Grams of Fat.
What the *&!%!?

Reduced Fat Sherry Shallott Vinaigrette: 85 Calories. 5 Grams of Fat.


Don't believe me? Check it out for youself.

Unbelievable. So instead of having a 2 point salad (because the greens and veggies would have been next to 0 points), I ended up having an over 8 point salad! And it was probably actually more than 8 points becuase my WW Pointsfinder only goes up to 300 calories and 20 grams of fat!! Oh and the "Etruscan Whole Grain Flatbread"? 5 points.

I almost threw up.

(3) The "BBQ Bonanza." On Sunday we had a BBQ. Chicken, Ribs, Burgers, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Corn, Chips, Rolls, Red Velvet Cake, Pie, Ice Cream, Punch, you get the picture. And though I did pretty good in terms of portion control, eating any amount of pototo salad or bread or pie is bound to blow your points out of the water.

(4) It was my time of the month. 'Nuff said.

And so that was my week. And despite all the drama, I have lost .5 lbs since last week. Not great but at this point, I'm just happy that I didn't gain!

Moral of the Story: Make sure you order the reduced fat dressing! Otherwise, you may as well have had a McDonald's Quarter Pounder and French Fries for that amount of fat grams. Seriously.

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4 comments:

Denise said...

Hang in there, you will be successful dear one.

Justice Ny said...

This is still great. Considering that there were many, many distractions, you still lost. So, congratulate yourself.

Justice Jones said...

Yes, I think this is still good news. Maybe you even lost more since it's that time, right?

Mama Bear June said...

With all of that, I think it's awesome that you lost! Tomorrow is another day. :-)

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