No, I'm not going to do a play-by-play of diet crap every week. But I thought the first week was worth noting.
I had my appointment with the nutritionist, as stated before, and she told me to eat normally for a few days and then look to make changes. Well, I've found two major areas to work on, and here they are: I have a serious sweet tooth. Left to my own devices with things like leftover Halloween candy (still in the house!!) I will eat it, piece by piece until it is alllllll gone. If I'm stressed out the sugar is the first thing I go after. Brian and I have a nightly ice cream habit to break. Which is the HARDEST thing! After a full day of being Mom and Manager, I feel justified in having a bowl of ice cream. He feels the same justification. The second thing: I am guilty of the Time Crunch Munch. You know what I'm talking about....not taking the time to eat properly because of a busy schedule. Your Thursday Afternoon should not be sponsored by half a hot dog and two bites of food-program coleslaw. That kind of lunch doesn't make for a productive afternoon. So I need to stop expecting it to!
As much as I hate this statement from my Weight Watcher Days, it really rings true: "When you fail to plan, you plan to fail." (I hate admitting anyone is right and I'm wrong.) So after my last day of eating whatever the hell I wanted, I spent some time planning. I steamed spinach to go with eggs and toast for breakfast. We're transitioning Sean to table foods, so I made enough butternut squash (my favorite) for ALL of us. I came up with ideas to get more protein. I set my phone alarm to remind me to eat snacks during the day so I don't attack the junk cabinet at home upon pulling in the driveway. And so far, so good.