Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I made this beautiful meal plan, but I didn't follow it. I was lead astray by eating for entertainment. I went out to lunch with a girlfriend (2 days in a row). We had a great time, but ate too much and not the right stuff.
I picked up an old Weight Watcher's magazine this evening. I found some very helpful advice in their "Get Inspired" column. It features advice from people on Weight Watchers.
"Start small. At first, I added one vegetable to every meal. If that's all you can do for now, then do it. Each small change that you make will lead to a bigger one."
"When I go out to eat, I ask myself: Is this a special occasion? If yes, I may treat myself. But let's be honest: every time I go out to eat isn't a celebration, so I try not to treat it that way."
"I also stopped taking the easy way out (ordering in!) and always kept frozen lean meat and veggies on hand for dinner. Because I ate those meals so frequently, I never even had to look up the PointsPlus values."
"It's hard to for me to look back; I don't even recognize my pre-WW mindset. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed the journey, and I still look at it as a delicious adventure that moves me beyond my comfort zone every day."
*November/December 2011 Weight Watchers Magazine
I'm inspired. I will start fresh. I'm ready to experience this delicious adventure.
Just do it!
Happy 4th of July!