I love before and after photos. They take images of my goals and put them right out there to look at. This one really motivates me because it's not such a huge, drastic change, yet the little change makes a huge difference. I can do this! It's not such a huge endeavor. (Is that surgical panties she's wearing?)
6 pts for 2 pieces. Not bad!
Also planning head, I had a salad for lunch with barely a touch of dressing. (Trick: lightly dipping the fork in the dressing before picking up food.) Now I can enjoy my snacks tonight without obsessing over the points. I still have 16 flex pts for the week (ending tomorrow) which I can consume and still count on a weight loss this week. I'd rather not use them all this week, but I won't beat myself up if I do. My goal is to stick with this long term, and something like Superbowl snacking will certainly help me feel like I'm simply eating healthy and not "dieting". I can stick with this, no problem.
Updating this after the game: (we won!)
The pizza was great! Had 3 pieces instead of 2. Had 6 triscuits w/ 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge. Had some celery and carrots. Had one baked chicken wing w/ hot sauce. Had a small chocolate chip cookie and coffee. And had 1 wedge/slice of a turkey & cheese wrap. Nothing overboard, yet I don't feel I really had to reign myself in. I felt like I was indulging myself.
Today: ate 26.5 calories
TOTAL: 26.5 pts (5 flex pts)