Eating new things

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 12:18 AM | comments: 2

I'm dropping pounds like crazy right now. I started dieting again to finish what I started in 2003. The goal is to drop my college beer trophy while I'm still young. It's the one part of my body I don't like. Normal arms and legs, and then that gut. It's not a Buddha sphere, thank God, but it needs to go away.

So using Weight Watchers Online, I'm actually getting it right this time and learning, because the point is not just to limit your intake of food, but to make good decisions that allow you to eat and feel full, but reduce the amount of calories and fat you take in. For example, you could eat a 1/4 lb. burger with cheese and blow 10 points, or you could have a vegetarian substitute, broccoli, and a baked potato for 10 points. I get 24 a day, plus 35 flex points to use during the week.

I'm a shitty eater, that's for sure. I am trying to eat more veggies though. I've also "discovered" (using quotes because Steph has been eating this shit for years) various aux chicken products that are really yummy. I've tried stuff from Boca and Morning star Farms so far (they make a kick ass spicy "chicken" and "chicken" nuggets, respectively), and looking for a good veggie burger. None of them have to taste like their meat counterpart... that's not the goal. I just want something easy to eat.

My weakness? Ben & Jerry's Organic Fudge Brownie. It's about 6 points a serving. It's hard to work into the day unless I miss breakfast, which happens now and then when I screw around in the morning.

Trying to save flex points so I can pig out on my birthday Saturday, with movie popcorn and such.


Stephanie, June 29, 2005, 5:23 AM #

You need to get the Yves veggie burgers (with the fabulous sausage too) in the cooler section of Giant Eagle. Near the Silk! They are my favorite.

Me, June 29, 2005, 1:54 PM #

I really like the tomato and basil pizza burgers from Morningstar Farms.
And the broccoli/spinach nuggets from Yves are really good too, especially once you tire of the "chicken" nuggets.

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