You Won’t Need To Splurge

Is this food worth it? I ask myself that question from time to time and I can say the answer has changed over the course of my journey. When my journey became about being healthy, the answer to that question became no more often. I think about the fats, sugars and sodium first. Lately I think about how long it will take to burn off the calories. I always try to have healthier options available that I can replace those temptations with. I make sure they are options that I enjoy. Not just simply replacements. I have also found once I slip up, it’s easier to continue to splurge. I’m not one of those people that can splurge and then tomorrow I will be fine. If I have that delicious dessert when I’m out to dinner, I’m going to crave it again. If I have my Magic 321 Cake. I know it’s okay to crave it again. Is the 321 cake totally healthy? No, but it is a better option. If I take that drink of soda will I be satisfied? No, I’ll just remember how good it taste and desire more. I just choose to not do that to myself. I have made my desire to be healthy  greater than my desire to indulge. The great thing about this program is that if you are one of those people that likes to treat yourself from time to time you can do that and succeed too. You just have to evaluate your personality and do what works for you. It’s all about being mindful and evaluating the situation . I like having my three meals and my treat after dinner. I plan that before my day begins and this works if I am home or even if I’m out for the day. So for me, every time I sit down for a meal, I try to make it something I love and I always feel like I’m splurging! Eat good food! Every day I look forward to the next meal. Don’t eat boring food or the same thing all the time and you won’t need to splurge.This is a sample of what I eat in a day. I always start out with a big breakfast. Lunch is probably my smallest meal of the day because I eat it alone and I want to save my calories to be able to enjoy what my family is eating for dinner. After dinner I always have dessert and coffee. That’s my signal I’m done until the next morning. When people see what I eat they can’t believe I’ve lost 50 pounds living like this. It’s all about modifying the recipes to a healthier version and being mindful about portion control and where those extra calories can sneak in. One other thing I do is keep a food journal. For me it’s on my Weight Watchers app. I track everything I’m going to eat for the day before I get out of bed. That way I’m never wondering what I’m going to be eating and I don’t want to eat off plan and have to give up some awesome food I have planned for the day. Really I feel like I’m splurging every day.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Cathryn says:

    Enjoyed your post.

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  2. Becky Howard says:

    I love this post. I have been to ww several times. I never have been able to figure out how to make it work for me day in and day out. Seeing the pics of what’s a normal day for you really helps me get it in my mind. I have started ww once again.I hope this will be the last time. I hope I really get it this time. Hope to meet you at the meeting!

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    1. Thanks, Becky! Just hang in there until the magic happens. Make sure you go to the meetings. That was and still is my anchor.


  3. Kim Nickles says:

    I really enjoyed your blog. I was a lifetime member at one time for Weight Watchers then went thru menopause and gained about 20 lbs. I joined WW on line until the hey put in in my area – I love seeing food and how you make it more healthy.

    Thank you
    Kim Nickles

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  4. Mona, I love your ww blog! Thanks so much for sharing your positive attitude with us. What was the lunch in the above photo with bacon?

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    1. Audrey, The picture you are referring to is a pasta bake simular to the cauliflower bake I made for you. That is diced pepperoni not bacon. It would satisfy your love of all things Italian.


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