Here it is, the first week of August and already I have to do a weigh in. I should be used to this by now but I hate seeing a possible failure on the scale. I know it’s just a number but it’s amazing how much anxiety a number can cause. The number on the scale surprised me with 184lbs! Last week I was at 187lbs. I’m hoping it’s the new ssprengel method I said I would (and am) trying. I really don’t feel deprived and even though I’m eating more ‘tasty’ food I’m still within a point range. I do realize how choices affect the daily food intake whereas before I just had whatever I wanted and didn’t care. Sure, I’ll take a venti salted caramel mocha with an extra shot of espresso but later I would also eat a couple of cookies with my lunch of leftovers. Now, I think before I eat and exchange items for others. I’ll take a skinny hazelnut latte so later I can have some pretzels with a salad. I enjoyed smoke chicken at the festival last weekend and INSTANTLY regretted it as it was high in points. Then I remembered the method I’m trying and even enjoyed a couple of chips and sour cream. It’s a balance that I’m going to continue to try.
It still feels like a long way to go but I remind myself it’s a journey. It’s going to take dedication and hard work. Then I tell myself that I’m worth it. Here is a quick and easy go-to recipe that I use for during the week when I don’t feel like doing anything: