Friday, January 8, 2010

3.5 Bento

Did anyone else have the misfortune to get on the scale after the holidays? I knew I'd been eating a bunch of junk, but it is always a shame to find that those foods have "gone to waist," if you know what I mean.

So I decided I would "hit the reset" button, so to speak, on my eating habits by counting Weight Watcher points for a couple weeks. Always a good idea to remind oneself what a serving looks like, and so on.

So here is my 3.5 point bento (according to the old Weight Watchers plan from about 5 years ago which is the one I am familiar with, since I used it to help me lose 30 pounds):

The bread is Sara Lee Delightful. It is remarkable in that you can have two slices of bread for one point. Yay! Inside is 3 deli slices of ham (for half a point), some lettuce, and low-cal no-fat condiments.

The Z-Bar, surprisingly, is only 2 points. The carrots, according to the package, have few enough calories that I can have two carrots for zero points. Any more than that, and I would have to start counting them, though.

Happy Bento!


StefRobrts said...

Wow - you lost 30 lbs! That's amazing! I am making a real effort to eat better, watching portions, working on adding more fruits and veg. It's an ongoing thing, I've been approaching slowly. I'm afraid to get on a scale, but my pants are looser so I must be doing something right. Good luck!

arkonite_babe said...

I'm with you on the food going to waist comment!
I've put on 6 lbs over the holiday period so I'm watching what I eat too. However the weather does not make it easy. Really cold weather makes me crave rib sticking stodge which of course is usually high in calories. *sigh*

Shelly said...

30 lbs is awesome! Congrats!!!! I don't follow points, but I love WW recipes. I have a lot of their cookbooks and all of them have helped me lose almost 80! I like seeing what realistic portions are, keep up the good work!

Mer said...

Thanks. :) I have kept it off for more than three years now, which feels really good. I just count points once in awhile like I am now, when I find my weight creeping up.

Shelly: 80 pounds - wow! Good for you!