Last night, though, I ran up against one of my biggest challenges. You see, at my house, I'm not the cook.
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HWMNBMOTI and I have had an arrangement for more than twenty years now.
He likes to cook.
I hate it.
I will eat pretty much anything.
He is so picky that he won't eat his favorite FOODS if he's not 'in the mood' for them.
It has been a no-brainer, that he would be our cook.
I have maybe half a dozen days a year that it falls to me because he is busy while I'm not. But MOST of the time, I am also busier, so it works well. It really only works the other way on Football Saturdays when he is parking cars and I'm NOT.
But when a girl goes on a DIET...
It can be challenging to not be in control.
We've done this enough times that he knows when I am doing Weight Watchers that he needs to WARN ME if, for instance, we are having pizza for dinner. Oh, I know. Some of you can eat one piece. Not me. I can be content with two if I have salad, too, but I really am more a three piece gal or I get hungry later.
MOST dinners run between 9 and 12 points (remember... old point rules) and if I plan on that, most days, I am okay. I usually have a 5 point breakfast (oatmeal with fruit and brown sugar) and a 5-7 point lunch. And so that 9-12 points puts me about right. If it is the lower, then I can have a little snack and all is good.
What I do NOT plan for (and apparently have not made clear I need a warning for) is fried chicken... and then mashed potatoes to go with it...
Did I mention I get hungry?
I will talk to him... when it isn't so immediate, I will remind him please TELL ME if we are having high calorie/high fat dinner.
So that has been my biggest challenge so far.
As of yesterday, I was down 3 pounds. Not much, but the right direction.
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You conquer any obstacles this week? Just hide from one and let it pass? Shake its hand and hope for the best?