This week's topic is…
Eating Healthy on the Run
Back when I suggested topics, Wani suggested how to eat healthy on the go. Since this describes my life at the moment, I think we'll go with it. Healthy eating and fast food are two things that don't normally go together. How do you eat healthy during busy seasons of life? What are your go to meals when you are short on time? I hope you'll join me next week and share. It's ok to be honest. That's why we're here…to support and encourage. I think you'll be a little surprised at one of mine
Today is one of those days. You know one of those days when you leave the house with a litany of errands unsure when you'll return. Yep, one of those days.
I'm actually writing this post while my son is in his tenor saxophone lesson. Then we will drive to my Weight Watchers meeting before his trumpet lesson. We'll end the day with a piano recital. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it.
Days like these wreak havoc with my weight loss plans. It's hard to eat healthy when I have five places to be and not enough time to get there. But even in the midst of the busyness, I am determined not to lose sight of my weight loss goals.
Knowing I would be gone for two meals today, I decided to compromise on lunch. My son & I fixed sandwiches that we then ate in the car. I'm not sure what we'll do for dinner tonight. But I've learned how to eat out and still eat healthy. It isn't easy, but it can be done.
I try to look for salads that aren't loaded down with fattening additions. Yes, I love candied pecans. But they are a treat and not a necessity on a salad. I also make changes to salad dressings. I don't get ranch. Instead I ask for low-fat options. Sometimes I even just ask for the oil and vinegar. Then I only put the vinegar on my salad.
Many restaurants now have a section on their menu dedicated to healthier options. Still you have to be careful. Applebees has a great Weight Watchers menu. But when an entree is 12 points and I only have 26 points for the day, it's not worth it.
I usually try to stick with either grilled chicken, pork chops, or a lean steak and a side of grilled vegetables. My husband and I will often split meals too, saving us both from overeating.
I have learned to ask how food is prepared. Many times restaurants can easily comply by using non-stick spray. I have noticed when I ask, the waitresses are more than willing to comply. Most will go out of their way to help.
I do have a confession, though. I still love the Golden Arches. But now I don't get a loaded down huge burger. Instead I get a simple cheeseburger. And I split the fries with my son eating just enough to satisfy my tastebuds.
Unfortunately our schedule is still going to be busy over the next month. But the reality is I don't have to let it ruin my weight loss goals. I can still lose weight despite the obstacles. The choice is up to me.
And it's up to you too my friend! You can have control over food. It doesn't have to control you. Remember the words of Paul…
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Yes, you can do this. You are worth the fight. And you will thank yourself for taking the time to reclaim your health.
I feel like I owe you sweet ladies an apology. The last two weeks have been super busy. As a result I was not able to visit everyone's posts or reply to your comments…again. I'm sorry. I plan to do better this week. I hope you'll still love me anyway
BTW, The scale showed me down another .4 lbs this week for a total of 46.2 lbs lost. I'm reevaluating my goal weight. I want to make sure it's something I can maintain.
Today I officially set my WW goal weight, which left me only 7.8 lbs to lose. I'm not sure if that will actually be my final weight. It might be a little lower. Either way, I'm not going to quit taking care of me once I reach that number. I've worked too hard to get here.
How are you doing with your weight loss goals my friend? Why don't you join us for Weight Loss Wednesday and share? Remember…we're all in this together!
It's easy. Write a blog post about this week's topic and link back to this post. Then register with Mr. Linky below. Please know, though, that I reserve the right to delete any link that does not conform to the spirit of Weight Loss Wednesday. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #wlwed.
Also please remember to visit some of the other participants as well. It's very encouraging to know you are not alone in this journey.
Next week's topic is….Motivation.
What keeps you going when you want to give up? Is it a phrase, or a scripture, or a person, or a thing? What is that one thing that motivates you to keep working towards your goal? I hope you'll join us. You never know…your motivation may help inspire someone else to keep going.
In the meantime, remember….
Quitting is not an option!