I went and got produce (and a TON of it at that) and other groceries I couldn’t get yesterday. So I’ve got lots of good healthy food around and plenty of no-to-low point foods to grab when I get the munchies. I’m doing ok so far. Not great, but ok. Having a hard time drinking enough water and eating enough fruits and veggies, but now that I’m all stocked up, that part should be easier.
I cooked myself dinner last night. I had plenty of points left for that meal, so took the opportunity to use some of my higher point food (I’m not going to just throw it out, you know!). I get 24 points a day (plus the flex ones if needed), and my dinner used of half of them. I made fettucine with some yummy sauce, mushrooms, artichokes, and turkey sausage. I made sure to measure the sauce so that I only got one serving of it, which was 1/2 a cup. That’s how I could really get into trouble…by not keeping an eye on portions. You get so used to the monster-sized stuff you get at restaurants and fast food places that a “normal” serving looks small. But it was plenty. And yummy.
I was going to have another serving of it for tonight’s dinner, but reeeally wanted that Aunt Jemima Griddlecake (9 points!) for breakfast this morning. So I adjusted and had a lighter dinner tonight. That is one of the things I love most about Weight Watchers. You aren’t restricted from eating ANYTHING. You just have to be responsible about it. I like to think of my points being like dollars. I have 24 dollars to spend today. If I spend 9 of them for breakfast, then I only have 15 left for the rest of the day. And I really wanted that griddlecake. So I spent the points on it. And had lots of no point (steamed broccoli for example) fillers throughout the day. It’s all about budgeting.
The best lesson for me to (re)learn is that this is NOT a diet. It’s a lifestyle change. If I want to be successful, that’s the most important thing to remember. It’s not something you do until you get to the weight you want and then stop. I stopped….gradually. And gained it all back. I REFUSE to make the same mistake again.
Ok, now I’m off to watch my Stars play in Phoenix on tv. If this game doesn’t go better than last night’s, I’m going to scream. But quietly, because my head hurts. Hey Laura, I haven’t had any caffeine yet today! Not even on purpose. I love Diet Root Beer!
Comments from old blog:
Nilla – Oct 30, 05: Hmmm. I saw on CNN about two months ago that aspartame (which is in that diet stuff) causes symptoms that are like Multiple Sclerosis. I also think Diet tastes like poo.
Laura – Oct 30, 05: Diet Root Beer *IS* good. I LOVES me some Coke Zero, though!!! Glad you’re on stocked up and “on your way!” You’re so right about “budgeting.” It’s nice to be able to have ANYTHING. A snickers bar, a tortilla, mashed potatoes, whatever. You’ve just gotta cut back elsewhere!