It seems like I fall back into old eating habits on the weekend - especially when it comes to desserts, and then try to make up for it during the week. Some things have changed when I dine out, I stick to water because truth is I never finish my glass of soda when I'm at a restaurant anyway so I'm wasting money. I recently ordered a burger and instead of fries, I got it with a salad. That's a big step for me, and I'm staying away from creamy salad dressings too.
Here's a picture of a lunch I had this past week
My "All Fruit" lunch was good but I was hungry by 3:30 pm, I don't think I'll be doing that again. I did come across this interesting article on how eating more nuts and fruit help with weight loss as oppose to "dieting". I don't even like to say I'm on a diet, I just say that I'm changing my eating habits. I don't necessarily feel like I'm depriving myself from anything, it just takes me longer to think about what I want to eat and when and if I can based on how many points I've used up. There is one thing I absolutely have to stop consuming:
So I'm only allowed 29 points a day, turns out one bottle of 20 oz Pepsi is TWENTY POINTS! And when I drink these, I don't pace myself and stretch it for a day or two, I'll drink the entire bottle in a couple of hours at my desk in the office. Yeah, no more of that. I try to keep my sugar drinks to one a day, I know this bottle counts as two and a half. That's the end of that!
In a totally unrelated note, I am always proud to be a New Yorker but I am especially proud after this past Friday night when the state passed the bill allowing Gay Marriage in New York. Now the other 44 states need to get on board and acknowledge that marriage should be a right for ALL. I'm sure the Pride Parade in NYC today will extra special.