Monday, August 14, 2006


That's what the dial on the scale was doing this morning. While I was able to balance just so so that the scale said I weighed the same as I did last week, I know that I haven't been very good and that I'm in danger of inching back up again. Yaargh.

So I'm back to recording my points on the WW tracker, and my goal is to bring my lunch all the days that I'm at work this week. That helps with my wallet, too.

I made it through the whole day with just the healthy snacks at my desk and my Lean Cuisine lunch, and I supplemented it with a fruit smoothie. But my goodness I was starving by the time I got home!!! Luckily I have some ww-friendly snacks, like hummus. Danger avoided - phew!


Katie said...

Hello! I have been keeping an eye on your site for awhile, and I greatly benefited from some of your shopping tips. The sugar-free Jell-o pudding is great! Thanks!

Anyway, I am sure that you are aware of this, but one thing that could cause hunger by the end of the day is a drop in blood sugar after a huge spike as a result of a sugar/carb-rich smoothie. The same could happen after a bag of Skittles. When I learned this link, it really helped me to plan snacks better....

Stef said...

Katie - thanks for commenting! I'm glad I've been able to offer some useful info.

And thanks for the tip - it never hurts to be reminded of all the biology behind how we feel. I know one of my challenges, especially when I bring stuff from home, is that I do eat a carb-heavy lunch. I need to work on eating more protein all day long, cuz I've always been way too addicted to carbs. I could bring in some better snacks to have at work, and I do need to watch for those blood sugar spikes. For me, that's usually when I crash in the afternoon and need a caffeinated soda. Vicious cycle, anyone?