Happy Monday everyone! Thanks for sharing your goals ~ they are all awesome and I am so excited to have so many people working their goals with me this summer. Also, thanks to all those who chimed in on yesterday’s post about my Baked Ruffles Sour Cream and Cheddar points+. You all really sparked The Great Chip Debate.
I actually play with Weight Watchers app & E-Tools sometimes to see how to maximize the total # of items I can get in a serving….For example, I know I can get 7 almonds for 1 points+, 12 for 2 points+, etc. I am all about maximizing my points+ value!
Yesterday I kept with my TRACK IT ALL goal for the month by figuring out the points+ for the couple of chips I stole from The Husband.
When I started playing with the total number you can have on E-Tools (and my phone app!), I was intrigued when it said…..
11 for 1 points+!
I was pretty much ready at that point to consider Baked Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream my chip of choice for life LOL.
I honestly did not give it much thought until you all chimed in with, hey, wait…..11 chips for only 1 points+?!
So, I decided to do a little math. I took the total grams 31.8 rounded in the bag and plugged that into the Weight Watchers e-tools calculator……
Guess what ~ it says this bag is only 2 points+ (I am wondering if this value was not updated from flex points).
It just goes to show you that whenever you actually have the nutritional information available ~ use it versus what is online as it is going the be the most accurate.
The entire packet is 4 points+ ~ a pretty big difference!
I actually do my best to provide accurate information on what I record, not just for what I share with you all, but, to be honest with myself. One of the biggest lifestyle changes I had to learn on this journey was that if you track it all and are honest with yourself, then, the program works…..besides, my thighs ALWAYS
show know when I didn’t write something down
Sorry for that mix up but I am glad it was only day 1 on my week and I can chalk it up against my WPA. Thanks everyone!
Moving on to today ~ I actually wanted some Kodiak Flap Jacks this morning but I ran out of time and instead settled for breakfast on the go.
Fage 0% Raspberry Greek Yogurt (3 points+)
Paired with a big bowl of berries & cherries….
And a Morning Star Veggie Sausage to up the protein staying power (2 points+)
Mid morning I snacked on a Sargento Colby String Cheese and a banana (2 points+)
I actually couldn’t wait to dig into lunch today because it involved another one of my delicious roasted red pepper ham & swiss wraps (7 points+)
Paired with Veggie Tray Veggies and 2 Tbsp Lite Ranch (2 points+)
Since I was working late tonight, The Husband was in charge of dinner. On my drive home, he said he was cooking up tacos for us….all I had to do was make sure I stopped to meet him at Chipotle LOL. I will take these delicious crunchy, chicken tacos any day ~ well, that is, after his delicious grilling.
3 crunchy corn taco shells with chicken, pico de gallo, corn salsa, cheese & lettuce (15 points+ or 5 points+/taco).
The sweet corn salsa totally makes these amazing with the pico and grilled chicken.
Tomorrow is another “Serious TV” day so I am off to catch some zzzzzzz’s!