Thursday, June 28, 2007

Trying Something New Today....

I am going to make a concerted effort to get in all of the WW guidelines before any snacking on non-guideline foods. Aside from wanting to lose 25 pounds, I also really want to eat healthy for my body...the older I get the more it is about health and less about vanity (but not completely not about vanity ;) Nevermind that if I fill up on guideline food I will have a lot less room for the empty stuff.

For breakfast I wanted to have a grilled cheese. Instead I had an egg cooked in 1 tsp olive oil and a glass of milk. I brought carrots, an apple, and spinach salad w/ 1 pt. asian dressing as snacks. I have a sandwich (4 pts) on double fiber bread as well for "lunch" though I may just be having mini-meals all day.

Here is my guideline counter, I will update it as the day goes on (lucky for me I work at a desk):

Guideline: Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day.
Progress: 0

Guideline: Include 2 servings of milk products – low fat (1%) or fat-free – each day.
Progress: 1

Guideline: 2 servings of healthy oil (olive oil, canola, sunflower, safflower or flaxseed)
Progress: 1

Guideline: 1-2 servings of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or dried beans each day. (Many dairy products are also good sources of protein).
Progress: 1

Guideline: At least 6 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
Progress: 0

Guideline: Take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement each day.
Progress: 0

Guideline: Choose whole-grain foods, such as brown rice and oats, whenever possible.
Progress: I do this 95% of the time already.

Limit added sugar and alcohol.
Progress: Working on this.

Have a great OP day!


Janet said...

Isn't it amazing how you can do the right things for so long that you eventually just stop keeping track, being able to do it mentally, and then one day you wake up, and realize that you're no longer doing it? It's times like that when it's good to take a step back, and go back to basics. Happens to all.

Randi said...

Thank for posting the guidelines for us non-official WW people who are just trying to do it ourselves! Great to get a few free tips!

dizzydazey said...

These guidelines are a great way to focus back in on healthy eating!

I'm trying to eat the healthy stuff before the junk, too. I think it's helpling me feel satisfied longer.

Calyn said...

Thanks for posting the guidelines... looks like you are doing a great job so far. I have to start focusing on these things too. Especially the fruits and veggies. I take a green food/fruit supplement but it is nothing like the real thing!

WeightBGone said...

You are doing a great job with some guidelines that will help a lot in your weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Go you!!!

BB said...

I could take a cue from your guidelines :) Nice to see what you're doing to make you successful.

Colette said...

Excuse me as I "steal" your guidelines and print them up.... its just what I was needing!! Great job by the way...your gonna do very well on WW I can tell.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great plan! Good luck and have a great weekend!