Yesterday (or was it Sunday?) several of you left comments about me taking my own condiments with me when I went out to eat. This didn't even dawn on me to do until I started doing core and knew we would go out. With core, you can have salad dressing but it has to be fat free. I don't like too many fat free dressings b/c a LOT of them have high fructose corn syrup and a lot of sugar. And the majority of restaurants don't carry fat free anything. Why did this dawn on me when I did core? I should always bring my own salad dressing. I SHOULD. But I don't. Most of the time I don't get salads.
Mtngrlincali of Taking the Reins over at Weight Watchen posted a question the other day about how WW has changed your life. (I tried to link it but blogger wouldn't let me, URGH!!!). The very first time I did WW and got to goal and Lifetime, I didn't really change the way I ate. I just watched my portions. We ate a LOT of Tuna Helper and Chicken Helper. Supper pretty much always came out of a box. I wasn't a cook then. We ate out a LOT. We didn't have kids then, so we ate out 2-3 times a week. Once I got pregnant, I threw WW out the window. We still ate out a lot. Once I had DS, we quit going out as much and it became more important for me to put better things in my body. At Christmas I got a book "You: On a Diet" by Dr. Oz from Oprah. He opened my eyes about what's actually IN food. I really try to not eat stuff with high fructose corn syrup in it. Notice, I said TRY. I really do. I used to LOVE going out to eat, I still do, but I have reached a point where I would rather cook at home. I know what's in it, I can figure out the points, I have total 100% control.
Why am I battling the inner demons?? Why does my brain constantly go to "When you get pregnant, you can eat taco bell" or pizza or long john silver's or dairy queen blizzards or whatever I strive to stay away from now!?!?!? EVERY time I go to the gym, I leave there starved. I don't ever stop (unless it was like last night and I got a banana at the store) but it's hard to pass up all the fat laden goodness that I have to drive by to get home.
When I was pregant with DS, I didn't answer to anyone. I posted on a message board, but not really about my weight (although it was a weight watcher message board). I am really hoping to keep my blog going and to post pictures of the expanding belly and to really help keep me accountable. I just hope it works!!!
Sorry this was so long. I told you I had some deep thinking going on. I tend to think a lot when I am on the elliptical--which I did do with an increased intensity this morning. Whew! I've already had 76 ounces of water today too. I'm off to fix some lunch. If you made it this far, THANK YOU!!!! I will try not to be as long winded next time. ;0)