28 July 2010

Planning Ahead

Unlimited veggies cut in advance! YUM!
It's slowly coming back to me now...how important it is to plan my meals, my day (of eating), my week--and how much time is involved.

1/2 c fresh strawberries & 1 c fresh blueberries--DELICIOUS!
When I was really successful last time on the program, I was purchasing food for the week based on the WW boards, suggestions, and recipe ideas, and making food for the week--carefully portioning out EVERYTHING in advance.  If I didn't, I would resort back to eating entire containers of ranch dip with my vegetables or whole bags of chips or at a really BAD moment--entire loaves of bread.  With everything portioned out in advance, I know how much I can have at a time.

If I portion out the 15 baked Sour Cream and Cheddar Ruffles in little individual baggies--even the thought of having more than one at a time makes me cringe. 

I have also fallen in love with the 100 calorie packs for a treat--Oreo Cakester 100 calorie packs and the Sweet and Salty Chex mix are my two current favorites. (I also write the point value of the packs on the box as a reminder as to how much I am going to eat--do I really want to burn those points at that moment?!?!)
Sour Cream and Onion Pirate's Booty--1 of 4 servings from the bag (which I can easily eat in one sitting) = 3 points per serving!!

This initial start is intensive and tedious, at least right now--I know, I know, only one week in and a lifetime to go! 
Could I easily have a GIANT bowl of this stuff? Yep.  Or, I could just as easily open up the box and munch mindlessly--and endlessly.
The solution!  One serving = 1 1/4 c = 1 pt!

Definitely could eat the whole box!
One serving--17 crackers =

1 comment:

  1. what's the saying, if you fail to plan you are planning to fail? So true for weight loss, keep up the good work!


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