20 points is crazy hard.
It goes really, really fast. If you're not careful, it can be gone at one meal before the main course shows up.
Not that I'd know that from experience.
But it's really not easy at all. And I have to be honest, I'm not exactly doing all the right things to help my cause. We've been so busy lately and I've been so enamored with my hubs' eating habits, that all of our meals have basically consisted of bread, cheese and meat. And chocolate.
I haven't seen a veggie in ages. And veggies are the key.
Without them, thriving and enjoying 20 points is utterly impossible. I'm not being dramatic, just honest. Why is it that when the weather gets cooler, my desire for veggies just tanks? For example...
Here's what I eat every single day for breakfast and lunch:
Breakfast: - 1/2 cup old fashioned oats (2) - 1 apple (1)
Snack: - Light string cheese (1) - Small bag pretzels (2)
Lunch: - Arnold sandwich thin (1) - Laughing Cow light cheese wedge (1) - 3 slices oven roasted turkey breast (1) - Fiber One 90 calorie granola bar (1) - Nectarine (1) - 2 dark chocolate Hershey kisses (1)
There. Already down 12 points before I get home. And I get home starving. And honestly, there's nothing in that list that's inherently awful. No. That list looks pretty healthy-ish overall. But the reason I'm so stinking ravenous when I get home from work has to do with fiber and veggies.
Jump to dinner. I'm exhausted from working and my meal-planning activities have taken a very serious turn for the less-frequent (read: never happens anymore), so I whip up whatever random thing I can pull together quickly and easily.
Last week, I asked for buddies in the Weight Watchers journey. Several of you piped up and offered, so if you're a Weight Watchers Online plan member (or a meetings member with access to the online plan), look me up: "imanimama". Anyway, in an effort to start somewhere (anywhere), consider this my post of YIKES! This whole staying-on-track-without-your-partner-on-board thing is WAY harder than I thought it would be.
Anyone else running into the same thing? I'm totally open to hearing about how you sneak veggies in, in a satisfying, hearty way...and how you stay on track when your partner in life isn't on the bandwagon with you.
--------* The fine print: My online membership is sponsored by Weight Watchers, but I can assure you that I would be on the program regardless. This little muffintop needs it. However, you should know they are wonderfully fine people who believe in my ability to impact and influence others through my journey, so they graciously provide my membership at no cost.