Weight Watchers - Day 26

Submitted by Chrissie Field on Tue, 04/18/2006 - 5:46pm.

Nothing yet, dear readers. There has been no official weight loss - but there has been some positive trends. While I'm not yet so good about counting points - I am making better food choices, usually opting for a salad or sushi whenever I eat out (which more often than I'd like and far more often than my bank account should tolerate), avoiding the bread, passing on the alcohol (or at least cutting down), skipping my afternoon Starbucks Frappacino, etc. So, I'm a bit healthier, if not any thinner. The diet (or lack thereof) has also made me examine my values and my priorities a bit more carefully. It's not that being thinner and looking better isn't a priority - it is. But so is spending relaxed time with friends - and in this city, one of the great gourmet capitals of the world, spending time with friends usually involves gastronomic delights.

So, here's the deal that I'm making with myself. I can eat out, and eat out well, when it's a social event. When the point of the eating is to enjoy a friend's company. However, on those nights when I'm home, I have to be particularly good, and eat only to fuel my body. 

I know that I'll need to do more than that to lose the weight that I'd ideally like to lose. But for now, baby steps. The point of this for me is not to lose a lot of weight quickly, but to reshape my habits so that I can live the richest life possible, one that enables me to feel great, look good and enjoy myself.