So glad to see our own little spot here!
I ate only about 5 points yesterday and then had a large dinner at around 2-3 AM. Not sure if my body has not tried to get rid of it or I did not sleep long enough or such, but the scale shows a gain today. Am hoping/thinking tomorrow it will be evened out, but is a bit discouraging today especially after walking a lot yesterday. *shrugs* I have a sick man in the house, and I assume most of you ladies know what that is going to make my weekend like lol. Why are men always soooo tough when it comes time to ask for directions or read instructions or such, but when they are sick, they are the most helpless creatures on Earth?
Diva, congratulations! What a great WI! I have never been to Applebee's, but I hear they have the WW points right on the menu! (so do not cheat. . .we will know!
1. What food/snack item do you feel is your biggest challenge to pass up?
Beef. . .I am just a carnivore. You remember in old cartoons how one character would be making a pie and the aroma would float all the way to another character across town. . .the other character's nose would guide the way as he floated or walked the aroma trail to the pie? That is what I feel like with beef. . .the smell just gets to me (sorry to gross any vegetarians out).
2. What food item are you having the biggest challenge incorporating into your program?
Veggies for sure. I can stand some veggies, but just not enough to eat them.
I love almost every fruit, but everything is so expensive here that I generally do not buy any.
Amy, have you tried Diet Mountain Dew?
Originally Posted by izzysgirl
I went grocery shopping last night and bought the food on my menu for those days- expensive trip!- and had to plan meals for 4 days- what a pain the butt!
Yes, but soon there will be less butt for it to be a pain in!
"McDonalds or any other fast food- I love fast food. The only reason I haven't gone is cause I have no money."
I love fast food as well, with my preference going to BK with an often Wendy's as well. I sat down one day and figured out the points to the places I frequented and the places that are on my way that might tempt me. When I saw the McD's points, I almost threw up. For example, a frozen breaded chicken breast that I have often is about 4 points. At McDonald's, one of their McChickens (which are pretty tiny and not filling) is 11.2 points. The chicken itself is 4.9, so that means just the sauce and the bun are 6.3! Those extra 6-7 points could be used for soooo much more! Sausage Egg McMuffin-10.6 Points McGriddles-16 points. Their toasted deli sandwiches are usually reasonable in points, not as low as Subway, but there is a lot more meat. Unfortunately, my McDonald's does not have them.
When I used to work in Ontario, almost a full October's lunches consisted of a small McFlurry, Chicken Selects, and medium fries. I thought the small ice cream was no big deal, the chicken would be healthier than anything they served, and how can you go to McDonald's without getting fries? Turns out that one meal is 37 points!
To break down for anyone interested, the fries are 7.5 points (medium), the McFlurry is 11.3 (small/Smarties), and the Chicken Selects? Which McDonald's has advertised on its healthy menu? Which are just chicken battered. . .what can they possibly add to them? 18.2 points for 5!
Those five strips contain 760 calories and 41 grams of fat
! That should be enough to feed a small village one meal sheesh. Anyway, please get the fast food companion or make up a quick reference sheet. You might be able to stay away forever, but if not, at least you will be able to make an informed decision when you go to order. The apple slices are only 2 points and always taste very refreshing. The parfaits are 2.8 and they are not bad either (also a calcium and fruit serving).
Bev, have you tried C2? I drink Diet Coke but "it's nothing like -the real thing-, baby la la la". C2 is a nice in between. It is about half the points, but tastes very close to regular Coca-Cola! It has disappeared around here, so I hope they are still making it.
Misty, this is not English class so I do not think any of us really mind.
There is a great free program called ieSpell where you can spell check anything you type on a website with just a right-click.