Tis the season and food pushers are lurking everywhere, they hang out on street corners, at our schools, at our local community events, at work, at home even at church. These people are our friends, relatives, colleagues, they whisper in our ear to just try a bite. I made this just for you. I know you brought your lunch, but it is buy one desert, get one free day!!! They say things like, "you're no fun anymore"!!
What do we do with these people who love us so they want to feed us.
First, we have to remember that these people want us to be successful and happy, but aren't certain how to help. We, as Weight Watcher members, need to have a clear picture of what behavior is supportive to us. Then, we have to let people know, how they can help.
Maybe we need to bring a Weight Watcher friendly dish to the party. Maybe we could check out the menu beforehand and make sure we can fit it into our plan. Maybe when going out to dinner get involved with the choice of restaurants so you know you can eat on plan.
Maybe I need to look into the mirror every day and practicing just saying "No" - practice is important because we have to look like we mean "No" and not - well maybe if you can talk me into it I will!
Most of all remembering what you really want - your goal - as opposed to what you want for a moment - food. That anchor we talked about last week can help you keep that goal in perspective. After all - Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!!!!
How about a new dip -
CHUNKY VEGETABLE DIP
makes 8 servings - l point per serving
1 pound fat free cottage cheese
1 medium celery stalk, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Season to taste and serve.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone,
See you at the meeting.
PS if you need to check out my meetings roll back on the posts and they are listed.