Tomorrow’s weigh in day, but I was in the bathroom with the scale yesterday morning to take a bath, and so stood on the scale. It put me down at 156 again. I did think 160 was probably an unusually high flux, and don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but one way or another it’s the right trend.
I haven’t really been counting points this week; Easter weekend and being at Mom & Dad’s kinda threw it out the window and I guess I haven’t cared enough to try really hard since. OTOH, I’ve been at least trying to be aware of how much I’m putting in my mouth, even when I know it’s too much, which is better than I’ve been doing.
I have also recruited my husband the chef to help. He and I have gone through the WW cookbook and found two weeks worth of dinner recipes to make, and have shopped for the sorts of ingredients we don’t usually have at home (tons o’ veggies, basically, not that we don’t eat vegetables, but like peppers and celery and other things we don’t typically have on hand but which many WW recipes call for). They’re interesting enough recipes for Ted to enjoy making them, it seems (quiche for dinner tonight, for example), and they’re good, and they’re *predictable*.
I have observed pretty much across the board that aside from occasionally substituting low fat mayo or margarine instead of butter, what seems to be important about the WW cookbook is 1. you are cooking at home, and 2. you are controlling your portion sizes. The easy thing about it, versus, say, my fantastic 1950s cookbook, is that it tells you everything you need to know right off the bat for calorie/points values. Ted’s got another cookbook, the name of which is escaping me right now (Healthy Eating, I think), which also has calories/fat/fibre information, so we have lots of recipes to choose from, but mostly right now I just need a few weeks of being very strict about dinnertime, because it’s easiest of all to fall off the wagon then. I need a dinner that ranges from about 7-12 points; I can usually get through the day with that many left (when I include the weekly point allowance. it gets easier, obviously, if I exercise at all.), but unless I’m really focused, because I’m usually pretty damned hungry by dinner, I will just eat until I’m not hungry anymore.
There may be a point to this, but I’m no longer certain what it is.
Right. This is me, trying not to go in search of food. :)
ETA: I have just added a list on my links, over at the bottom: purchases. These are rewards for weight goals reached. 150 is a big one for me, which is why it has 3 things at it (and those don’t include hiring a personal trainer, which I’d like to do if I can find a gym, or buying a guitar and lessons, maybe). I have _no clue_ what I would do with one of those corsets, but dammit, I want one. I have for years. So if I get to 150 I’m *buying* one. So *there*. And I know what I want for 145, but it’s a custom coat (hell, if you’re reading this you’re probably on the Chance filter, too: I want Chance’s trench coat, the sleeveless one), so I can’t put it on the purchases list.
Yeah. I have a thing for coats.
*gleaming eyes* Maybe I could get *boots* too…