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Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010

I'm totally grossed out that I let myself gain a bunch of weight back. I think at this time last year I was about 157 and now I'm 173. EWWW! I'm not making excuses, but I need to recognize my weaknesses, so I'm putting them out there...
1. Have to keep high calorie, high fat foods in the house for Addy, my daughter, and because she's doing feeding therapy and such, we have to eat when she eats... and it works better to eat the same foods she is eating. But, that doesn't mean I NEED to eat her OREO cakesters after she goes to bed, right!?
2. I crave sweets then salty, then sweet then salty... it's a cycle I need to break.
3. For some reason, the hormonal food cravings are out of control. Every month, it never fails, I've been experiencing cravings that don't end for at least a whole week. Seems like I can't get full. So I eat. I need to get this under control, pronto!
4. I don't eat too much during the day, but once Addy goes to bed, I hover in the kitchen. I need to find something else productive to occupy my time.

So, it's Sunday, August 1st and no time like the present to get back on track. I did some grocery shopping yesterday to help stock the house with healthy foods too. Dinners are going to be tough for me, as Nick's schedule is such that he doesn't get home for dinner at the same time each day. Sometimes it's 5, sometimes it's 9. Makes it hard. I need to figure something out. School is starting soon for Addy, and she'll be doing preschool on MWF and therapy on T & TH. That will put more structure into our schedule, so I hope this new start will be a good one.

I calculated my points, and apparently, I'm allowed 23 points a day. This should be easy! I need to find some sweet snacks and some salty snacks that are low points. I think a typical day might look like this:
Breakfast - yogurt, fruit, mini bagel
Lunch - cottage cheese, fat free chips, veggie
Dinner - ??? I've got a bunch of good WW recipes to cook, I just need to get a menu plan together.
Snacks - popcorn, skinny cow ice cream sandwiches, fruit, string cheese, rice cakes

Anyone else have some great meal ideas?