Fitting in favorites

Whenever I’d hear Weight Watchers say that you can eat whatever you want–just in moderation–I’d roll my eyes. Sure, you can eat fettucini alfredo–if you only want half a serving and to starve for the rest of the day. But now that I am in the right mindset, I see that WW really is right. With a little advance planning, you can fit most of your favorites into a single week–just not a single day.

For example, I decided yesterday that I wanted a delicious Sunday breakfast of waffles, scrambled eggs and sausage. But I also knew that we’d be having a relatively big dinner at my parents’ house for my brother’s birthday. We decided in advance to make breakfast brunch instead. By eating at 11 a.m. (I had grapes earlier to tide me over), we can skip lunch and have a more decadent breakfast.  I thorougly enjoyed all 15 points’ worth, and it reminded me that I really don’t need to deprive myself if I do just a bit of advance planning.

Then again, I get 32 points in a day. I’m still not sure how those with 22 points manage it. But I can’t wait to get there and find out!

Quote: “If doctors fail thee, be these thy three doctors: rest, cheerfulness and moderate diet.” ~Proverb


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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