Happy Independence day to you all! What do you need to be freed from in your life? Think about the things that weigh you down in your life, is it your job? An unsuccessful relationship? If you haven't guessed, mine right now is FOOD! It is controlling me and I am working to free myself. For my 4th of July post I will make a plan to free myself from the pressures of over-eating.
I am sitting in bed on this beautiful summer morning, reading a book and catching up on some blogs. I am trying to plan out my day ahead and I realize that my mind tends to plan in terms of FOOD! Instead of planning out the great activities I want to do today, I am planning out what I want to do for lunch/dinner/ice cream.. etc. I have learned from Weight Watchers that it is very important to plan your meals ahead of time - BUT your brain shouldn't be thinking only about what your next meal is going to be.
Today I would like to do some of the following ACTIVITIES:
- Go on a nice bike ride
- Read my book on the beach
- Play "Catch Phrase" with friends who are coming over later
- Wear Glow Sticks while watching the fireworks!!
Now that I have some fun activities going on, I hope I'll be less likely to sit at home and eat everything in the fridge. I am going to plan out my meals though, especially my night time meal to make sure I don't binge eat at the BBQ tonight.
- Corn on the Cob (with lime juice and cumin instead of butter and salt) 2 Points Each
- Fat Free Brats (no bun - ketchup and mustard) 1 point each
- Freshly cut Cantelope - 0 Points!
- Ice Cream Cake with Blueberries and Strawberries (1/2 cup) 6 points
That sounds pretty healthy to me, with the ice cream cake being my special treat :) The problem is DRINKS! Each alcoholic drink is at least 4 points. So I going to make Mojitos using Rum, Mojito flavored crystal light, mint and lime! I'll let myself have 2 for a total of 8 points.
Which leaves me with only 9 points from now until the festivities arise... oh boy.. lot's of fruit today!
Okay I am going on my nice bike ride.
Happy 4th of July to you! Today, learn to overcome the negative pressures around you.