I’m trying to be good (I AM!) but it’s just so HARD! I love food and I hate to work out. I love chocolate and I hate salad. I could live on cereal. and bread. And chocolate. Seriously, the other night I had bread and butter for dinner because I didn’t feel like cooking…. And I love bread THAT MUCH! Here is a sample of what it sounds like when the Hubs and I go out to dinner:
Paul: I’ll have a garden salad with some grilled chicken and dressing on the side
Me: GIVE ME MEAT! The REDDER the BETTER! And BREAD! Keep those rolls a comin’, darlin’! What do I want for my veg? I say VEGGIES, SCHMEGGIES! How about a nice HOT FUDGE BROWNIE SUNDAE for my side… and don’t forget to ask if I want dessert!
So goes my love/hate relationship with Weight Watchers. Love: I can eat whatever I want. I can tell people I’m on weight watchers and they think I’m eating healthy. Hate: PORTION CONTROL! Apparently “whatever I want” doesn’t mean that you can eat chocolate 3 meals a day 7 days a week. Lots of the foods that I like are about 800 points each (which far outreaches my 22 point a day allowance.) What am I supposed to do when my mother in law treats us to Red Lobster? Those cheddar biscuits they give you are like 6 points each, but they’re SOOO good and everyone else seems to be enjoying them. Maybe I’ll just eat 1. or 2. or 5. Also, I don’t really like fish, but I LOVE shrimp! I’ll have the shrimp trio, please. You know, the one with deep fried shrimp and shrimp scampi and shrimp linguini alfredo? Lots of yummy points for me to consume! As a side, I’ll be good and order the broccoli…. Of course I’ll be dunking the broccoli in the scampi sauce for flavor, but it’s vegetables, so it’s HEALTHY (back me up here) But I digress…..
I haven’t been buying ww brand food because it’s pretty darn expensive, and I have a mortgage to pay and some hungry (pet) mouths to feed. I finally broke down and thought I’d buy some this go-around: Fudge bars= very yummy. Chocolate mini cakes= very yummy. Yogurt (white chocolate cheesecake)= alright for yogurt. Chocolate chip cookies= not so much. Of course, I had to eat 2 in a row just to make sure. I did SO good my first week “on plan” but then there was a holiday and a cookout and I fell off the wagon and can’t seem to get back on… no matter how many ww brand foods I buy. I WANT to lose weight (especially since my OB says that it will help me to start ovulating again) and I WANT to be in shape (because I’ve gained 45lbs since the Hubs and I started dating, and I’m pretty sure we both miss the days of cute little bikinis) but I just can’t seem to do it! Will Power + ME= frenemies.