Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Parties and food and beers! Oh My!
I know that it's hard to stay on plan when going to parties so I feel really fortunate that at this party there was plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables so I could load up my plate with those things and only take small amounts of other things that I knew would be higher in points values. I also took a shrimp pasta salad that was 2 PP for 1/2 cup serving so I knew I could eat that without blowing all of my points.
The hardest challenge I had was avoiding the desserts. I really, really, really wanted them but I had done some tracking after dinner so I knew I didn't have any points left for desserts. The other concern I had was that I knew they were very likely full fat/sugar desserts so the points plus values of them would be really high. I was so proud of myself for walking right by them all and even refusing to take any home with us, which I normally would have done.
I was totally rewarded with a 1.8 pound loss this week. I was relieved because the rest of the weekend went pretty well although one day I went over my daily points target by nearly 10 points. It wasn't the end of the world by any means, just a little too much splurging!
How did you celebrate the weekend? Did you indulge in anything?
PS - Have you tried the new Toasted Coconut Dream bars from Weight Watchers? They are, as my cousin Kristyn says, nummy nummy.
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