Day 12 of Weight Watchers. I’ve decided that my metabolism has slowed to a crawl. I’m being faithful to the point count, sticking to my daily 26, and not tapping into the extra points that one is allotted each week. Well, except for the night we grilled pizza. But the weight is slowly easing off instead of sliding off as it would have in days gone by.
Oh well, a slow, steady pace is what Weight Watchers promotes. It’s supposed to be better in the long run, and conventional wisdom says that it’s more likely that you’ll keep the weight off. And I am losing, so I really shouldn’t be complaining. The problem is that I’m not a very patient person. I’m being really good, and I want big results now!
A side effect of this current obsession on weight loss is that it has encouraged me to be more faithful to the treadmill. I don’t think I’d ever do it if it meant going to a gym, but the fact that we have a treadmill in the basement makes things easier. The key for me is to get it done first thing in the morning. Actually, that’s true of most things in my life. Mornings are my peak production hours. Anything after noon is part of the downhill slide.
All of this rambling is a lead in to a round of applause for my Spiralizer. Having a bowl of spiralized roasted vegetables in the refrigerator ( 0 points except for the small amount of olive oil in which they were roasted) means that I have a great tasting 4 point omelet for breakfast. I warm a scoop of vegetables in a non-stick skillet and pour a beaten egg thinned with a bit of water over it. Once the bottom is firm, I flip it over and sprinkle on a bit of cheese before folding it over. Add a little salsa, and it’s a satisfying breakfast.
To be fair, I don’t need or want carbs in the morning. Sticking to protein, I’m good until noon. Carbohydrates mean that I’m hungry by 10:30. I guess this comes under the heading of knowing what works for you as an individual. There’s no one-size-fits-all, on Weight Watchers or in life in general.