Diet Pals 31 Jan - 7 Feb
Glad to read good news on the different threads. How has your week been?
Myself, it was pretty good. Settled into my new job. It has the challenge of folk socialising a lot, younger, thin gals eating everything in any quantity and not gaining an ounce, people offering treats, lunches........working dinners, social evenings.
I have started from day one turning everything politely down and telling them I am either allergic (which I am) or extremely pleased with my current diet plan and weight loss. If they want to treat me they can get me a diet coke or if it's a dinner - a lovely light fruit salad dessert.
Daily work treat - fresh fruit salad, it costs a little more but it's wonderful and extremely filling. I enjoy it with different flavoured light yogurts dipping my fruit. Toffee yogurt or vanilla or chocolate makes a wonderful end to my lunch. And I relish every bite.
My other treats of late have been new shirts/tops for work. Buying styles that will fit even when my weight goes down. Having something new to wear, some new earrings helps me perk myself up in the morning and feel good about myself.
With my weight loss and better diet I am also much, much more interested in taking better care of myself overall. I do splurge on diet treats - I go for taste no quantity. I am learning to enjoy my meals for their taste and not wolf down my food and then feel blech because I over ate.
I have promised myself that when I get down to 139 pounds, I am going to put some cash aside for the garden this summer. I think some bags of coloured polished glass to cover some gravel areas where I sit - maybe blue or green. Probably blue.
I am sooooooo looking forward to my garden this summer, being able to run around and show off my butt! Most my neighbours see it all the time because my nose is in the dirt - so I won't feel bad waving it in the air!
What is your next goal?
My favourite lunch salad - (I submitted it to WW)
Tropical Chicken Salad
1 serving of low fat yogurt (pineapple or mandarin or citris mix)
1 fistful of leftover skinless chicken
1 chopped medium apple
1 stick of celery chopped
1 tsp crushed walnut or almonds (optional)
Save the nuts for last, mix everything up and put the nuts on the top. You can dress this up by placing on a bed of lettuce leaves.
Extremely filling. Depending upon your yogurt and whether or not you use the nuts - this lunch is about 5.5 WW points.
Beverly, if you don't like yogurt, you could try putting all in a bowl and pouring a little orange juice on it. In which case, the point value would be more like 3.5 - 4 WW points. Extremely low fat.