Want A Guaranteed Punch In The Face?

Generally, people are not violent.  However every now and then something can occur that just so happens to really catch your goad, get your hackles up, irritate like a cheese grater on your knuckles, a flame thrower in your face.  And sometimes, that thing happens 8 times in one day.  Today to be exact.

Let me be succinct. I want to punch people in the face when they tell me: You can’t have that on your diet!  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Shut your face! Holy smokes nothing is more irritating.  Guess what folks, YES I FREAKING CAN!!!! Why does everyone assume that because I’m on a diet they have a god-given right to act as monitor of my calorie intake? WHY? WHY? WHY?

Case in point:

  1. Bagel Thin with a measured amount of almond butter: You can’t have that on your diet!
  2. Measured amount of 12 M&Ms: You can’t have that on your diet!
  3. Side salad with ranch dressing: You can’t have that on your diet!
  4. Quaker Rice Crisps, 1 serving: You can’t have that on your diet!
  5. You can’t have that on your diet!
  6. You can’t have that on your diet!
  7. You can’t have that on your diet!
  8. You can’t have that on your diet!

Honestly, its exhausting.  The statement comes with a look of disgust. That: OMG she’s losing it and is headed straight back to fatdom. 

I can appreciate that perhaps people are trying to be encouraging.  They want to help.  They’re proud of the progress I’ve made.  But lets be honest. Unless you’re actually God (Hint: you aren’t) , a best friend ( hint: you’re probably not) or my WW Leader (Marie is a gift) then don’t ever presume that you have the right to “help” me by telling me what I can and can’t eat.  People have no idea what my allowed points are, what I’ve eaten that day, or what I’ve already planned out to allow so that I can have M&Ms. Stop people! Stop!  Its not helpful.  You don’t know my willpower. Don’t ever assume that a judgmental look is beneficial.

Just encourage me. As Thumper put it in the movie Bambi: “If you can’t say  something nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”

Follow that tidbit of advice, and a punch in the face will not be guaranteed.

Nuff’ said.

Disney’s Movie: Bambi
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Snack Time!

As we all know, snacks are a part of life.  No matter what your allowed points on WW+ everyone needs snacks. I need lots of them. I’m more of a snack all day than sit down and eat a meal type of person. Who am I kidding I’m both. Thankfully on WW+ snacks are highly encouraged.  Since fruits and vegetables are “free” point-wise they’re an easy snack to grab. But sometimes, usually actually, fruit just doesn’t cut it and I am more than willing to spend a few points on a goody snack.  Here are a few of my favorite thus far:

 

Nature Valley Granola Thins: Point + Value: 2

 

Oh these are so yummy! These little babies pack a punch of chocolate goodness that really hits the spot! No they might not stave off your hunger for an entire afternoon, but if a bit of sugar is what you need right after a meal to keep you from eating a second lunch, these are what you need.

 

POP Chips: Points + Value: 3

 

 

Holy smokes watch out.  No joke they say that these chips are “Love. Without the handles.”  Well I wish they had handles so that I could carry more of them home with me from the grocery store.  Truly these are my go-to chip.  I’m a huge fan of the original although some of my friends prefer the bbq.  Both are excellent.

Trader Joe’s Fiberful Granola Bars: Points + Value: 3

fiberful

So I never was a big fan of granola bars.  In fact when I first had the opportunity to try these babies a friend of mine who was on a high fiber diet offered me a taste.  I turned her down.  Granola bars? Gross.  But we were in the car and it was going to be a long wait until I could get a snack of my own so I pilfered another offer and took a bite. And low and behold…. stop the presses…. move over Red Robin… YUMM!!!  Well not quite as YUMM as Red Robin but still. For a granola bar… quite fabulous.  The Rolled Oats and Peanut Butter version is for sure the best flavor. They’re now in my stash of go-to snacks.  Hope you enjoy them too!

Needing INSPIRATION

What to do when you’ve just had an amazing Carl’s Jr. Teriyaki Chicken Burger for a whopping 14 points+? Look for inspiration.  Now let me just say: it was delicious!  I haven’t had fast food for two months and all things considered 14 isn’t crazy insane bad, especially for someone who gets 42 for the entire day.  But even so… I don’t want to get the mentality that I can do this every day.  So where can I go for a quick “pick-me-up” emotional-style, extra happiness on the side? YOUTUBE!  Can you use some inspiration? Check out these go-getters who made it through:

April’s Transformation

The Story Of Jess

Brandon’s Progress

Secret Secret

Shhhh…. It’s a secret…. Can you keep it? I hope so cause here it goes: My mother knows nothing of my joining WW+.  What?! You may ask. Why? Well it certainly isn’t because she’s not supportive.  In fact she may be one of the most supportive mothers ever.  Always encouraging, always happy with my success and failures, always always happy with me.  Neither of my parents were ever ones to criticize my weight.  Both were always just happy for me to be… well… me. So since this has been a decision I’ve made myself I know they’ll be overjoyed for me.  I’m going home to visit them on April 4th for the weekend.  Montana.  Oh home that I love.  Since I’ll have been on WW+ for almost 3 months I’m hoping they’ll notice a change.  In appearance and in life.  A “life-change.”

HOME:

montucky 217

the barn

Weight Watchers Plus (WW+)

Praise P+.  P+ is a dear friend of mine who has been a WW+ lifer for… well… life.  She’s had her ups and downs and still keeps moving up.  Down actually. Weight-wise as least because for 20+ years she’s been losing poundage and inspiring others to lose their own.  Biggest Loser has nothing on this woman.  I don’t even watch Biggest Loser but I know that adorable Bob is not even close in adorableness to P+.

Therefore after years of her encouraging me to take the step… I’ve decided to join Weight Watchers +. Apparently PLUS is their new program… thus +. You got me.  I’m just going to follow the guidelines and let them play me like a fiddle.  Hopefully my tune will be sharpened and adjusted… singing bright and clear, taunt and “fit as a fiddle.”  I don’t understand how the program works, but I started 8 weeks ago… and viola’… 21.6 pounds lost!

So here’s to the “Life Change” that WW+ and P+ are going to help me make.  I’m hoping that I can continue… through thick… to thin… or just less thick.  And perhaps someday I’ll inspire others and be my own: K+.  Not just a K.

Weight Watchers+