February 23

Yes, I finally took the plunge.  I’ve been trying to get rid of the weight I gained before and during my pregnancy and it just hasn’t been going well alone.  Thus here we are with the Smart Points program.  I’ll admit the last 4 days have been a roller coaster of emotions for me.  From “I can eat that?!?!” to “WTH are you thinking making a 1/4 cup of raisins 6 points!”.  It’s been an interesting acclimation.  I think I’m getting closer to being able to handle this.

One of the harder things to deal with is going to be that I’m the only one in the house doing this.  Granted the boys are going to have to eat what I make for dinner, but they’re going to have the candy and pop and all that still around.  That could spell problems.  I think I can get away with not replenishing them and starting to substitute in things that aren’t so point heavy, like peppers or string cheese.  But that doesn’t stop them from buying things, but if I want them… I think I’ll just have to remember that there is a price for everything.

I’m going to try to keep a log of how things are going and maybe have some recipes I whip up on here.  Like for lunch today I made a 3 quart pot of miso soup that was only 5 points for the whole pot. Super Yum!

Catch ya!