I started yesterday by tossing out (oh, how it kills me to throw away food!) all of the open bags of starchy food in my pantry. (I will donate the sealed bags to the food bank) Goodbye, Pirates Booty. So long, Bagel Thins. Adios, Guiltless Gourmet tortilla chips! I then hit the supermarket to find some worthy replacements. An hour later my cart was loaded up with string cheese, low-carb, high fiber tortillas, Greek yogurt, Laughing Cow cheese, meat substitutes, and tons of vegetables.
Here's what my first day sans "dry carbs" looked like:
Breakfast: 2 servings Egg Beaters, 1 veggie sausage patty, sliced tomato; 2 cups of coffee w/Half & Half
Snack: Greek yogurt w/frozen (sugar-free) mixed fruit
Lunch: Veggie chik patty w/light feta cheese, olives & veggie Wrap
Snack: Apple w/Walden Farms Peanut Spread, herbal tea
Dinner: Spaghetti Squash baked with part-skim mozzarella & low-fat pasta sauce, salad (sorry no pic, forgot to grab my camera!)
Snack: Glass of chardonnay, 1 oz of almonds
And here's the end result, WW-wise:
Wow! I actually had 1 PointsPlus left over, I can't remember the last time that happened! I was shocked to discover that after only one day of eating this way, my cravings were gone! Seriously, I was not stuffed but satisfied. When I served Beren his meal of baked ziti and garlic bread, I wasn't the least bit tempted to take a bite. What the heck? Seriously, I'm stunned. I can only hope that today goes as smoothy and that the numbers on the scale start moving in the right direction.
How's everyone else doing? Are you staying strong or (like me) have succumbed to the holiday temptations? Let's support each other!