So today is weigh-in day... my first weigh in since beginning the challenge. I don't have a scale yet and can't afford to buy one so I've been using my mom's I'll be heading over there in a couple hours so I'll weigh myself and post the results ASAP.
In the meantime, check out what I've been doing all day:
I'm hosting a GIRLS-ONLY COOKIE EXCHANGE tonight.... so I've been baking all day. Rice krispie treats (made by me and my munchkin) and then different holiday chocolate chip cookies. I did have one cookie because, well, it broke. And I knew if I didn't try one then I would end up scarfing some down later. Deprivation is a huge key to overeating. It's ok to enjoy certain things if you absolutely, truly want them... but MODERATION IS KEY!
I know there are some die-hard diet advocates out there (Ahem! ALLAN) that would disagree with me. I mean, don't get me wrong. Sweets are what got us fat. But from a psychological standpoint (my area of expertise) when you deprive yourself of something, especially when you're at a social gathering and everyone else is stuffing their faces, the very second you are behind a closed door you'll go crazy. Chances are you'll eat not only one cookie, or two or three, but a whole dozen! It's far less calories to take a "sample" of something, savor a bite or two, and feel satisfied with that.
So anyway, I was getting really hungry while I was baking. Then I realized I hadn't had lunch yet. So I got some supplies out and made a "pizza".
Whole grain tortillas, 1/4 c. (less, actually) pizza sauce and 2 light string cheeses. It was extremely yummy and I finally found a pizza that I can eat without guilt. The tortilla was 150 calories, sauce was 30 calories and both cheeses were 120 calories together for a grand total of 300 calories. For me, it's a bit low. But I also added the cookie I ate into the equation so my lunch was roughly 400 calories. Not too shabby!
Well that's all I have for now. I need to get a quick rest in before I have to get up and clean, bag all the cookies, get us both ready for tonight, fix a quick dinner (my li'l chef has requested the tortilla pizza!!!) and get my booty over to Mom's house for a weigh-in. Wish me luck!!!!