Monday we joined Weight Watchers. I don’t think of this as the start of a diet because I feel like we are always dieting. However, we are tightening the reigns just a bit as is necessary for my training.
As funny as it may sound, I enjoy dieting. Not in the fist-down-my-throat, wish-upon-a-Kate Moss sorta way (no, I like eating AND feeling FULL). What I mean is how dieting makes one more conscientious and appreciative of what they eat. Surely, this is why the Bible advises fasting.
For those who aren’t familiar, Weight Watchers is a point-based system. I think its pretty cool. Calories and fat are factored together with fiber to compute the value. I’m not good with math so its handy they provide a paper sliding scale to do the math for me.
Last night, I had 4 points left. I scoured the kitchen reading the backs of bread, canned spaghetti, pudding, and cereal. What I really wanted was peanut butter on toast, a fact I would not have been as tuned into had I not been dieting. I discovered the 98% Fat Free Hot Dog Buns and from there concocted a filling 5-point treat ( so, I went one over, weekly I have 35 to spare.)
Open-Faced PB&J Sandwich
1 Tbsp Peanut-Butter (2 pt)
2 Tbsp Grape Jelly (0 pt)
1 98% Fat Free Bun, Toasted (1 pt)
1 8 oz. glass of Skim Milk (2 pt)