Friday, June 27, 2014

AWKWARDLY HEALTHY

Getting rid of excess weight is soooo much more work than gaining it!   Fattening foods just seem to taste so much more delicious than they should.  I'm sure there is a government conspiracy to have us all become addicted to junk food so that we stay over weight and out of shape.  But that's another blog!

My weakness is salty savory stuff ... potato chips being my downfall.  I can't buy them as I eat them all.  Now I buy the single packs or Pringles singles (2 points).

I'm glad I've told a lot of friends about wanting to lose weight as well as joining Weight Watchers.  Sometimes I get a friendly comment that helps keep me on track.  My Weight Watcher buddy is especially good at saying something kind that gets my attention.  We celebrate our meeting by having a healthy lunch together.  I like breakfast at any time of day, so we were having breakfast.  The gluten free toast was so delicious, I dipped the crust into my butter pat.  Sharon gently said "I'm glad you are enjoying your meal but you probably don't want anymore of that butter".  And she was right.

I picked up Braeden one afternoon to come spend the night.  All morning I had run errands and was productive.  But I didn't pack a healthy snack to keep me on track so I thought I would treat him to a McDonald's Happy Meal (and grab a little Happy Meal for myself).  Boy was I surprised!


He said "no tank you JB Gramma, McDonald's is not healthy for my bones.  Let's eat at your house."  Oh my goodness!  And so we did!  Cottage cheese and lots of cut up fruit and he also had half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  He was right.  Much better for our "bones."


6 comments:

  1. I'm glad your friend's remark about the butter works for you but for me, that would sending me into another round of closet eating....I'll show her who is control of me!

    Brandon is so young yet so wise! How times are changing...

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    1. It was probably my frame of mind that day. That I thought it was helpful (and it was!) and not nagging.

      Three year olds just call it like it is!!!!

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  2. I am also trying to loose a few pounds. It is hard. It has to be a conscious effort to eat right, and plan snacks & meals. If find myself nibbling little extras. A handful here and an extra cup there - all of a sudden I've eaten 500 calories. so I have to run 6 miles to burn it off.

    I make portion control snacks in zip lock bags (I should have bought stock I use so many) it is great. When the bags are gone - no more snacking..

    I've lost 2 pounds in 2 weeks - as long as I keep this up, I'll be happy.

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    1. I, too, usually pack 12 almonds or 13 pretzels or string cheese or whatever. Fruit and veggies are FREE at any time. I am just losing one pound a week but I am still enjoying my wine in the evening and the occasionally splurge. When I plateau, I will become more strict.

      I think!

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  3. So blessed to hear your struggles... and your victories. I have them too! It's getting better, well, TODAY it was better . Keep up the good work--it's these little things that add up. Small changes over time--you got this!

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    1. Guess what? I signed up for an exercise class. At my Adult Center. 8am!!!! Argh!!!

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