My Tuesday is shaping up well so far! I give myself time in the morning to plan my meals up to dinner. Tonight’s dinner will be chicken and vegetable stir fry.
I’m trying to do something different in my approach to weight loss this time. I’m trying to make smaller meals but eat more frequently. That way, i’m never hungry. I don’t know why… but being hungry seems deprivational at best. At least to me. I’m also trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies. Fruits and veggies have become the equivalent of a nasty swear word in my house. It’s not that I hate them. Truth be told, there was a time when I would go to restaurants and order salad just because I loved salad. It’s kind of like I took a stance against healthy food for awhile. I said “Hello world! I’m a big girl and I love me some pizza. Deal with it.” If doctor Phil were to ask me how this is working out for me… I would say… “Well Doc…not so much.” Obviously.
There’s a new rule in our house: Less cheese. Less bread. More fruits and veggies. Obviously, i’m not going gangbusters with this. It is the black and white — “all or nothing” ‘tude that got me into this in the first place. I call this gradual change.
You know, I came into this kind of kicking and whimpering this time. This is after all, my 4th time doing Weight Watchers. My inclination initially was to fight this. I’m at a point where I realize to fight this… would be like cutting off my nose to spite my face. I NEED to get healthy. I feel like i’m one cheeseburger away from a heart attack and it’s not a good feeling.
My menu for the day:
Jimmy Dean D-Lite Turkey, cheese and egg white croissant sandwich – 8
Total Points: 8
8 Cubes of Artisan Cheddar – 6
7 mini pretzels and 6 mini rice cakes caramel – 3
1 Granny Smith apple – 0
Total points: 9
1 Chobani Fruit on the Bottom Banana – 4
1 Atkins Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar – 6
Total Points: 10
Chicken & Veggie stir fry