Monday, January 29, 2007

Buffets and Potlucks - A Thorn in My Side

No one who is watching what they eat should ever go to an all you can eat buffet. It is hard enough to make good decisions when you are staring at a menu full of delicious food but when it is sitting right in front of you for the taking it is next to impossible for me. We went to the Chinese buffet Saturday and I really tried hard to do good. I got a minimal amount of rice noodles and tried to get lots of veggies. Even at that I know I ate too much.

Then of course yesterday was potluck at church. I have heard it said that to join our church you must own a crock pot and know how to use it. We don't need an excuse to eat and everyone brings their most delicious recipes. Even when I bring something that is points conscious it is so hard to pass up all of the other delectable treats.

Overall I don't think I did too bad - I guess we will know for sure tomorrow when I weigh in.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Back on Track

As of January 1st I am back on track with my weight watchers program. Over the past few months I had gained back a few pounds - nothing major but not kept in check it can quickly add up. I have lost 7 pounds since the first of the year and I can already tell a difference in how some of my clothes fit. I didnt realize how tight they were getting.

I am also recruiting new buddies to lose weight with me. A strong support system is key. I hope to keep them encouraged and enthusiastic so they can do the same for me.