The scale was not my friend today; but I dealt with it. Here’s how:
So, todays meeting was all about Power Foods. These are foods that are super good for you; i.e. all those foods included in the food plate Michelle Obama supported that is replacing the food pyramid we all remember from middle school health classes.
The cool thing about these Power Foods is that they are all very good for you and aids in the fight against a plethora of ailments like high blood pressure, heart disease, poor complexion, and arguably cancer. Technically, the fact that these are termed “Power Foods” and that they happen to do all these amazing things, isn’t really a new concept because, hello, it’s food–it’s healthy food that everyone knows about.
But the bonus for partaking of these Power Foods? NO TRACKING! What? Yup, you heard that right, folks. If you eat these Power Foods throughout the day, you do not have to track. You just have to gauge your fullness.
What the heck does that mean? It means that when you are satisfied and not so stuffed you are unable to function the rest of the night, you stop eating. We can do that. Yes, we can.
Back to how I ended up coping with my gain this week. We were in dire need of groceries so I went to Smith’s.
To backtrack, we had a bad night that consisted of going to sleep at one am, Jason waking up numerous times because the cats were having a wonderful time playing up and down the hall wrestling with each other, and culminating in an 8 am wake up call of city trucks and jack hammers ripping up the curbs and sidewalks right outside our window. Needless to say, Jason chose sleep over weight watchers, and I can’t say as I blame him.
I went to Smith’s alone, starting at the produce, and I picked up SO many Power Foods; cabbage, grapes, apples, bananas, corn, broccoli, pears, snow peas. Before leaving the weight watchers I picked up their Power Foods cookbook. We are ready to roll. Bring on the fiber, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. BRING IT.
Of course, we still have to decide which recipes to try and which to avoid. Perhaps we can make our way through it a la Julie Powell.
**Question: How do you deal with set-backs?**