It is so easy to stay on track when you plan out your meals ahead of time. If I wait til I'm hungry to start figuring out what I want to eat, I'm thinking with my taste buds primarily, and pressured by what's most convenient/quickest. Neither of those deciding factors seem to coincide with what's best for my real goal.
I'm having a perfect eating day today, and feeling great about it! I just figured out I have 6 pts left today, which limits my dinner options. (Since I know I'll need a little something between now and dinner - a handful of almonds, probably.) I just planned a grilled chicken over spinach salad meal, with this mango curry sauce I recently bought. I had to google the nutritional info to make sure it's all good...it's VERY good - very low calorie, good ingredients, no fat, keeps the points low but makes the meal really tasty. If I workout tonight too, I can even have a sice dish w/ the salad, or a later-evening snack tonight. (Since I workout quite late, that comes in handy.)
That worked out well! Now I'm about to plan out tomorrow's menu, and then do my workout. I'm adding some weighted toning exercises each night now. I don't just want to burn flab. I want better muscle tone.
I think feeling in control may feel every bit as good as feeling fit and toned.
Today I ate 29.5 pts
Exercise: The Firm Maximum Cardio Burn (w/8-12" step and 10 lb dumbbells. I hate spelling dumbbells with 2 b's, even if it is "correct". It's silly.) Firm Abs, 60 bridges/butt crunches w/ 10 lb weight (-5 pts)
TOTAL: 24.5 pts - make it 25.