I get asked all the time "how I do it"? How do I? Lots of planning. Lots of self control. Lots of willpower.
Always a planner and list maker, I took planning a step further by making a full menu (including breakfast, lunch and dinner) a week in advance. I create my grocery list from that menu and total the points for each day. This way I know how many points I have to "play" with (snacks and sneaks). I use the notes app in my phone, my calendar and Pinterest. I find this is makes life easier because it's one thing I don't have to think about every day. Sure, there are times that I don't feel like fixing what's on my list. Usually, I can rearrange the meal or switch days around. But, for the most part, I stick to my list.
Once upon a time, saying, "No" to food was never in my vocabulary. I never met a chicken wing, doughnut, french fry I didn't like. Now, I am much more selective in what I eat. That's not to say that I don't eat things I really enjoy - ON OCCASION.
This weekend we celebrated our 12th anniversary. We went to a pub for lunch, where I enjoyed every bit of my really-not-healthy lunch. With no regret. And we ended the evening with a piece of cake. Also, no regrets. Because I have to live. Right? Right.
After the devastation on the scale last week, I got back on track and succeeded. Scale Victory! I am so excited! I am one step closer to GOAL! YAY!