Tuesday, May 09, 2006

i'm off

well i am off to my second meeting. my first week did not go as well as i would have liked. the main obstacle i faced is SOCIAL EVENTS! i tend to hang out with people alot....going out to dinner, etc. this was hard. really hard. if i am at home just eating the food i have here, it's easy to stay on track...but when i am busy....on the go.....out with friends....it's so easy to just give and not want to think about points.

so, i am asking any readers who are old pros at this WW thing to tell me. how do you do it? how do you stay on track when you eat most of your meals outside the house?

5 Comments:

At 4:13 PM, Blogger joy madison said...

salad salad salad, and dressing on the side!!!

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Glamorous Jo said...

I do not know the answer to this mystery......

 
At 10:52 AM, Blogger Karen said...

for some people it helps them to eat ahead of time, so they won't eat much or at all when they are out. for me, that doesn't work! when i am really trying, i try to look at all the options and make the best choices possible.

educate yourself on how many points things usually are, and then do the best you can. if you can't stay away from dessert, go with the smallest option. remember that you WILL feel satisfied by a small portion of something sweet. ask others that you trust to keep you accountable.

there are some easy things to stay away from, that are quick to add up in the points area: alchohol (treat it like a dessert), cheese, and any kind of condiment. ask for condiments on the side, and choose low cal options. check out http://www.dwlz.com -she has a list of restaraunts with the points already figured out! it's really helpful if you know you are going to one of those places, to figure out ahead of time what you are going to get and STICK WITH THAT. it may seem like a lot of work at first, but you get used to it and that kind of planning isn't for the rest of your life.

also, remember this as a general rule: high fiber=good. high processed=usually not good.

 
At 7:43 AM, Blogger AJ Fabulous said...

I give myself rules and guidelines before I go out to eat. I will tell myself...okay...no fried foods...have to have veggies...no dessert...etc. And...I will tell someone. It holds me accountable. So if we are going to an EVERY SO YUMMY Mexican restaurant where I could eat my weight in chips and salsa...and i'm trying to be good...I will say to someone...I can only eat 12 chips...or I am not going to eat any chips. For some reason...with me...if I speak it to someone...I'm more likely to stick to it.

Also...if I'm going for carbs...I do the whole wheat bread...etc. IF they don't have whole wheat...it's salad city with dressing on the side. I won't do dessert at a restaurant...but I'll buy myself a mint patty...or chew some gum afterwards for something sweet.

At the end of the day...it's HARD. But if I decide ahead of time what my guidelines are for the meal...I look at the menu in a very different light. When I don't decide ahead of time...is when I am weak and will make bad choices.

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger andrea said...

I could not have said it better than karen or AJ. personally, I'd rather have small portions of foods I love. halve everything and then make sure you are moving your body, as much as you can.

someone just turned me onto that website that karen mentioned and it so very resourceful... use that! it will help! look up your faves ahead of time and know the points... after a while, you'll have it down to a science, I promise.

 

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