Oh, I have such a love-hate relationship with food. Meaning of course, that I love it so much I hate not to eat. Everything. But I’m pretty certain my doctor’s serious this time about me dropping a few pounds, so I’m back on Weight Watchers. Again.
After the initial week of feeling like I might starve, I’ve reached down deep for the personal discipline that’s been buried for the last several years and have managed to shed nearly ten pounds in the last six weeks. What’s more exciting, is that for the first time in a long time I’m actively trying to plan ahead and feed my whole family better. You know with real food and vegetables and all. So far we’ve all tried things we’ve never tried before, and some of them are sticking.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still crushing the cereal to get the most out of my cup-and-a-quarter’s worth of points, but we’re making progress, and I think that’s the point for me this time around.
When it comes up in conversation that I’m back on Weight Watchers the first thing I get asked is what I’m eating. Which is valid. The way the program is set up, you likely could lose weight eating your points in ice cream each day, but I’m trying, choice by choice, to behave myself.
On most days I’m targeting fruits for breakfast, veggies for lunch, a solid dinner early evening, and room for snacks at night (because, doctor or no doctor, without those I’m certain I would call it quits forever).
Over the next several weeks I’ll be posting pictures of what I’m eating with links to recipes that:
- taste good,
- are easy to prepare, and
- make sense on the whole weight-loss front.
I know I’m not the only one trying to make some new habits. Let’s be better together.