I’m on day, let’s see, Day 9 of Weight Watcher’s. I had my first weigh-in after being on the program for a week yesterday, and had a loss of 1.2 pounds, exactly in the healthy range. They recommend a loss of 1-2 pounds per week as a healthy rate of loss. I must confess that, although I’d read that time and time again since I first started reading teen, and then women’s, magazines, it wasn’t until I lost my post-marriage weight that it all made sense. You have to make gradual changes to make them a habit, and to ensure you can keep that weight off. And lest you think I was unsuccessful because I’m back at it, I want you to know that I lost 18 pounds nearly 4 years ago, but have gradually put back on about 7 of them. My goal is to drop those 7, plus maybe a few more.
But that is not what I came here to talk about!
Since I’ve been on WW, lo, these past 9 days, I’ve been trying to eat better. Which is kind of the point, no? And I am! I am eating healthier, feeling better, and trying to figure out how to make myself remember all this when I feel like throwing in the towel. I really do feel better when I eat better. Who’da thunk??
But I have a problem I wasn’t counting on. My refrigerator is full! I am shopping more frequently than usual (1-2 times per week, versus 2-3 times per month) and even though I go in planning on only a few items, inevitably I come out with far more. And the fresh stuff (roasted broccoli and cauliflower is my current go-to, ever-so-delicious snack!) takes up a lot of room!
I really need to figure out a way to feed us all on this for awhile till it gets down. A lot.
left you an award on my page :o)
Lots of diet plans can work, but you have to learn how and why it works, so you can reproduce it unless you wish to buy their products forever. 🙂 Most of our fridges are not ready for prime time.
Have you gone through your refrigerator and tossed anything that you don’t or won’t use? It also helps to “process” your fresh veggies when you bring them home from the store; cut up your veggies for salad and roasting and store them in containers. You go girl!
Gee, I guess douglas34 didn’t actually read the post, since he doesn’t seem to realize “fresh food” isn’t anybody’s product.
Should I be insulted or flattered at a drive-by comment like that? 😉
I just feel like a slug. Roasted broccoli is a go-to snack? Sigh. Junk food junkie, that’s me. I do have carrots to go with my onion dip though. Of course, I prefer potato chips.
Yeah I’m guessing Douglas 34 only read the first paragraph. But I thought it was only Jenny craig that had their own food?
As to whether to be insulted or not, I’d say not. Too much effort.
Yes, i am absolutely a slug.
Oh, believe me, I’m a junk food junkie too – that’s why I’m in this situation in the first place! I cannot promise roasted broccoli forever. But right now it’s helping me kick my sugar/chocolate cravings.