Monday, February 18, 2013

Weekend Update

I'm very glad my flexibility has increased so I can give myself a big ole pat on the back!  I am proud to report that this weekend was a success!  I resisted temptations, stuck to my healthy eating plan, and was successful!

How did I ensure my success?  It started with planning and recording my meal plans on Thursday.  Using the menu for the weekend, I looked up nutrition information and choose what I would eat and what I would need to substitute. 

For example, lunch on Saturday was pulled chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, and potato salad.  Passing on the potato salad was easy as I only like my momma's potato salad!  The pulled chicken sandwiches aren't bad, and I decided to save some calories by taking my own bun - light.  The baked beans were also easy to give up.  At around 140 calories for half a cup, I decided they were not worth the calories especially when I can have six times as much in sugar snap peas for the same calories.  Finally, the coleslaw . . . Nancy's sweet coleslaw is so so tasty.  This was a hard decision to make; but at 170 calories for half a cup, I decided to pass and bring a box of my favorite Green Giant steamed vegetables (sugar snap peas, edamame, carrots, and black beans).

Don't get me wrong, I had plenty of temptation.  The cookies Friday night looked amazing, but I had sliced strawberries and healthy fruit dip (1 carton of nonfat vanilla yogurt and 1 large package of fat free, sugar free pudding mix - I used chocolate for the strawberries).  Sunday morning was also difficult as Nancy made French toast casserole, and I know from experience that it is CRAZY good!  To help, I brought a gluten free, vegetarian fritatta and had literally 1 bite of the casserole. 

In the end, I stuck to my eating plan, stayed within my calories, had tons of laughs, and finished seventeen, two page layouts! 


Mom said...

We knew you could do it !!! We are very proud of how you are sticking to your goals . You got thouugh this week-end , what a fantastic victory . Dave was jumping for joy when I told him . We love you and pray for you all the time . Love , Mom

Shirley said...

Amy do you realize how BIG this is?!!! Do you realize how strong a person you have become to not worry about what other people are eating or feeling guilty not to eat the food prepared! I know I'm not at the point yet! You are a food planing SUPER STAR!!! Keep it up Amy and you will be at your goal in record time!