Friday, June 29, 2007

planning to succeed

The mean old hateful ugly scale is actually kissing up to me lately. He's been telling me nice things in the mornings and right now we're on good terms. I know he's a sneaky snake, though, and if I don't watch myself he'll start pissing me off again every morning and then Jess and Amanda will be right! (you know I love you girls!!) I know I have to mind my P's & Q's to be able to ride this as long as it will last, but the next two weeks are going to be rough. And when the going gets rough, the Mandy starts planning.

All of the sticky eating circumstances coming up are all in my control. On the Fourth I'm planning on bringing my own low fat hamburger patty and my own healthy bun. I'm bringing FF mayo so that I can make a single serving of deviled eggs, cole slaw, and maybe potato salad. I'm going to find a healthy ice cream recipie and not tell the family that it's healthy and see if they can tell. (I ALWAYS make homemade ice cream on the Fourth of July) We'll have cake because it's my SIL's b-day, and I can either have a small piece of that or some of my mom's baked beans. (trust me - the way she makes them cake and baked beans proally are equal in points) No margaritas and lots of water.

On our camping trip I will allow Jeremy one restaurant a day that will offer unhealthy foods and I will do my best to control my portion sizes and choices. (I'm sure he's going to chose Chinese buffet for one of them - DANGER! DANGER!) I will enjoy one meal of small endulgence and the other two will be strictly healthy. And I will bring my favorite healthy snacks along, too.

For VBS, I will review the menu and plan my points around it. If it's too high in points or if I haven't succeeded in planning my points accordingly - I will eat SubWay. I WILL NOT EAT THE CAKE THAT IS PROVIDED EVERY NIGHT!! :o)

Most important of all: I will count points for everything, and if for some reason if I mess up one day I will still count points and move on the next day.

There. Now that ya'll know it maybe I'll be more accountable and feel stronger. :o)

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a wonderful OP day and rock the socks off this weekend!

13 comments:

Randi said...

That sounds like a great plan! Good for you! Remember that even though there's the downside of all this food temptation, it's still a lot of really fun stuff you've got going on! Enjoy it!

Calyn said...

Sounds like you have a plan and you will get thru it the best you can! Have a GREAT time! ;)

Melanie said...

Sounds like an awesome plan. The big thing is to not dwell on a mistake...just learn from it and move on! Have an awesome time!

Janet said...

Way to plan!

NCChris said...

Sounds like a great plan!!! Hope you have a great weekend! I LOVE chinese food, if you eat egg drop soup (1 pt per cup), it's very low in points...try the chicken and veggies, too. (4 pts for 1 cup) I add a 1/2 cup white rice (2 pts), then if you want to splurge a little, you can do 1/2 and egg roll (2.5 pts)...just my $.02 ;)

BB said...

Planning planning--it really helps and you sound like you've got it under control :) The next few days will be challenging for everyone. I can't to read how successful you were..

BB said...

I can't WAIT to read how successful you were or how I can actually write a sentence :O

Candace said...

Great Plan! For VBS are you able to bring your own 'snacks'? Maybe making some cupcakes and taking 1 for each night will help you enjoy the 'cake-eating' without the guilt.

1 box Betty Crocker LF Brownie mix
3C (loose) Bran (not the cereal - All Bran is in a green box - I just bought generic in a bag in the baking isle)
2/3C water (or so - check for consistency)

This should make 15-20 cupcakes and they're 1pt each - maybe a smidgin more depending on how many you get.

Or there's always the Vitamixes - but I haven't boughten any of those yet.

lilcatmama said...

Great Plan, better then I can do! I do not have that I kind of motivation!! All that food sounds really good, so make sure yu enjoy it just a little bit :)

strawgirl said...

Sounds like you have a great plan on your hands!!!

I can't decide what to do about the 4th...I'm really liking core, but also want to party on the 4th (and when I mean party, I mean drink!).

I really like Ncchris's idea with the chinese buffet. That sounds like a good plan and you'd still get some good food. :)

zazu said...

Wow! Way to plan. You will succeed for sure with fore thought like that! I 'd love to hear about your healthy ice cream you come up with :)

WeightBGone said...

Sounds like a smart plan!! Have a wonderful time!

Ft Art student... said...

Thats a serious plan. I admire your willpower!