Ready for the Weekend

Good afternoon blog world? How are you this fine Friday? I am in high spirits. It was quite the busy and intense week for me and I am not only glad that the weekend is here but that I am able to take off, get out of town, and not even think about work for awhile!

Sorry for not posting as much this week but as I said it was pretty crazy busy but in a good way. I stuck to my eating plan for the week pretty well and I still have 25 of my Weekly Points Plus allowance left as we head into the weekend. Just to give you an example of how I fit in some rather indulgent meals, or meals that I didn’t plan or make, here is what I ate yesterday.

Breakfast

Mid-morning Snack

  • 1 piece of whole wheat toast with
  • 1 TBSP natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. of low sugar jam

Lunch

Dinner (at Church)

  • 1 piece of veggie lasagna
  • handful of raw veggies
  • 1/2 C mixed berries
  • 1 bread stick
  • 1 cookie <———(My treat for the night)

I was satisfied both physically and taste wise with these choices and didn’t feel like I missed out on anything. Most of my other meals at church were similar. I didn’t find it hard at all to make mostly healthy choices and also include a treat each night. I was easily able to stay with in my PP target using only a few of my weekly PP allowance.

I am heading out of town shortly to visit my Aunt and cousin. I know that there will be some dining out as well as some “unknown” meals. Here’s my plan for the weekend

  • Get in some exercise. I brought along my running clothes and shoes and I know where a YMCA is located. Since I belong to a YMCA here I am able to us other locations across the country. I plan on getting up early tomorrow morning before the fun begins and hitting the Y for a run.
  • Make  healthy choices as much a possible (sticking to veggies, fruits, lean meat, whole grains, and low-fat dairy)
  • Don’t be afraid to to indulge, I have the extra PP available, just don’t over do it.
  • TRACK what I eat.

That last one is key for me. It is how I won’t “over do it.” I packed my journal for tracking as well as the Weight Watcher books that list all the foods and their PP values. In the past I have brought these items along but never used them. I am determined to break that habit this weekend. One thing I know that will help is that I have my meeting’s traveling journal. As I was leaving my meeting this week the leader said, “Would you take the traveling journal again? I forgot to ask if anyone in the meeting would take it.” I hesitated for a moment, knowing what my week had in store, and then accepted the challenge!

Honestly, it doesn’t matter to me if all this effort yields a weight loss at the scale this week. To me it’s all about forming new healthy eating habits that will stick with my a lifetime.

There is no wireless internet at my cousin or my aunt’s house. Rather than drag my computer along and search out a free Wi-Fi location I’m going to be unplugging for the whole weekend! I’ll be back with lots of pictures and a fun recap!

Hope you have a good one and see you Sunday night…maybe!

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