No matter how much you pre-plan and pre-plan, things always come up. You can pre-plan until your blue in the face but it's inevitable; Parties, holidays, work lunches, birthdays & numerous celebrations are bound to happen. Just because we are on Weight Watchers and trying to be sooo good, doesn't mean that Easter isn't coming this year. Too bad eh?? We are constantly bombarded with chocolate Easter eggs or giant chocolate Santa's, marshmallow bunnies, mini Halloween treats, gingerbread men, Grandma's Christmas baking, Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie....and these are just to name a few!!! And on top it all off, all of these events come fully loaded with high calorie alcoholic drinks! How are we ever supposed to survive, let alone lose weight?!?
There, I think I got it all out. It just seems as though there are so many occasions around the corner that may cause me to falter. St. Patrick's day is this weekend (which usually wouldn't tempt me but we've decided to go out and celebrate this year). On top of that my Birthday is April 3 (and what's a birthday without cake?!?!?!) and then Easter falls on April 8/07 and we have a few dinners to go to with family. I guess all we can do is take it one event at a time and make healthy choices at each meal. Sometimes it is a lot better to take it one day at a time rather than try to figure out the big picture. But it can be done, I just need to resist those darn delicious Cadbury Mini Eggs and cream eggs, walk right by the Reese's Peanut butter and Chocolate filled Easter bunnies and go home and have a great low calorie snack!! But it's not easy, it's often very hard but here are a few little snacks that help me get by when the going gets tough. They may make it seem like you are cheating...but the calories just don't add up!
- Cadbury Thins (I would be lost without these!)
- Quaker Caramel Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes
- Rold Gold Pretzels
- Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop popcorn (100 Calorie packs)
- Jello (any flavor as long as it's fat free!) & a dollop of fat free whipped cream)
- Wasa Crackers and cheese
- baby carrots (with fat free honey dijon dressing)
- 100 Calorie Packs (Hostess are my favorite!!)
- fat free pudding cups (mmmm Vanilla Caramel)
- homemade fruity shakes
But to be positive, nothing feels better than a pound gone forever, and you can't beat the high you get when you finish a great workout!! So I guess we just have to hang in there and make each day a day of healthy choices and great successes!
1 WW Bagel 2
1 Tbsp of Fat Free Cream Cheese 1
1 tsp of Sugar Free Jam 0.5
2 Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches (made on WW bread) 6
1 granny smith apple 1
100 Calorie Pack Hostess cupcakes 1
1 cup of baby carrots 0
1 fat free yogurt 1
85g Whole Wheat Flax Omega pasta 5
2 tsp of Basil Pesto 2
topped with fried veggies: zucchini, broccoli, onions, tomatoes
100 calorie Smart Pop popcorn 1
Daily Points Target: 22
Daily Points Used: 21.5
Flex points remaining: 35 (Still saving these puppies up for the weekend!!)
I also got my butt in gear during lunch hour and took a 30 min brisk walk. It felt great and I am hoping to do the same at least 3 times/week on top of my workouts. As long as the weather stays decent (tomorrow is calling for SNOW!! gotta love Canada eh?)
Got any tips or tricks for getting through holidays? Any great low fat party recipes? Leave me a comment!