After eating way too much last Sunday following my weigh- in, I knew that I had to play catch up to re-lose a pound or two gained that day before I could work on losing more weight this week. I seem to do that a lot. It’s not fun. Since Sunday, I have been making better choices. Mostly this means I have not been giving in to temptations or cravings this week. We did go out for Mexican dinner Wednesday night, but I ate fewer chips and less food during the meal than I normally would and ate well the rest of the day. I’ve done better with my eating the rest of the days and feel strong going into this weekend.
My husband has been grilling a lot this week (protein and veggies) and following more of the recipes in the diabetic friendly cookbook/magazine that he purchased a couple of weeks ago. Our dinner plates have been containing ½ non-starchy vegetables, ¼ proteins and ¼ starches (sweet potato fries). We’ve also been having egg scrambles for breakfast that have been loaded with bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions and spinach. My lunches have been loaded with raw veggies including bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers. I’ve cut back on the taffy (we won’t buy more) and having fewer or smaller snacks. While I have reduced the taffy and ice-cream bar intake, I will continue to work on eliminating these items from my weekly consumption. I would like them to be more of a rare treat.
Knowing that I have a tendency to throw out the rules on weigh-in day and have a food free-for-all, I am going in to this weekend with my eyes wide open and hopefully my mouth closed. Tonight I will plan out our meals for the next couple of days and get my husband’s buy-in. I know we can still enjoy ourselves without indulging in all the usual high-fat and starchy foods our Sundays have come to be.
Other than trying to stay on track with my food choices, I don’t have any plans this weekend. Maybe I will head to the movies; I haven’t been to a theater in quite some time. What are your plans? Hope you have a nice and relaxing weekend.