Thursday, January 10, 2008

10 Things I have Learned After Being on a Diet for 3 Days!

Well, I have been on a diet for 3 days now and I have learned a few things about eating better and food. Here are 10 of them!
1. Dieting does not mean starving yourself, I feel like I get a lot of food with the WW points system.
2. I love salads. I can't believe I just said that! lol They make me seem fuller and use very few of my points.
3. That measuring is so essential! I could not believe it when I measured out two tablespoons of reduced fat salad dressing, it really is plenty!
4. I know when my snacky times are now and how to plan and what to eat so I don't just go raid the refrigerator.
5. For me planning my day's food is so important so I don't make BAD food choices. I guess it is kind of like going to the grocery store, if you take a list you are less likely to buy stuff you do not need.
6. Dieting is so much easier than I ever thought! Well, at least what I am doing this time it seems manageable.
7. That I have a lot of support from my family and friends and that that is so essential!
8. I have looked at so many people's pictures on the web of their weight loss. So, I know it is possible, but I just can't picture what I would look like "skinny"!
9. Exercise is hard but important and I need to get my body used to it!
10. That when I am drinking so much water, I don't reach for diet pop. Yesterday I only had 1 and I probably could have done without it.
So, that is what I have learned after 3 days. If you are diet or trying to eat healthier have you learned anything?


Patty said...

That is great you have learned so much already. I was thinking about your son the other day and how you said he refuses to eat vegetables. I think you would really benefit from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook. I was at a lecture where they were talking about Juice Plus supplements ( It was Dr. Sears son that was giving the lecture. He is in a medical practice with his father). He said that his kid refused to eat veges before they started using JP. That by them taking the supplements their bodies started getting used to eating the veges. Also I found this blog and It might help you with him eating veges.

Lorie said...

Wow! That is a neat site. I even found some stuff for me! lol!

Mimi's Toes said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start. I love the Quaker Weight Control instant Oatmeal "Banana Bread". It tastes like a dessert. I also love the W.W. muffins. As far as veggies go, you can cut them in interesting ways to make them more appealing to kids...I like to get the crinkle cut carrots that look like potato chips...dip in fat free hidden valley ranch. Stay strong...I'm rooting for you.