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Apr 1, 2014 04:04 AM

Weight Watchers Foodies -- No Fooling, It's the April Edition!

Spring is here and lengthening and warming days should be nature's encouragement to us to get or keep on program. For those of us in colder climates, the earth is having a makeover, and that's our cue for doing the same.

How is the spring remaking your food choices this April?

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  1. Well, while in the desert we aren't climbing out of the cold, we are about to hibernate and this is a season of transition here too. Spring does bring renewal and here in the desert we also do our spring cleaning and other spring rituals.

    With this in mind, given my last few week of temptations and challenges, I'm renewing my spirit towards more healthy choices. Renewed focus on fruits and vegs as the center of my plate, Renewed focus away from bread and ice cream which have been my temptations in recent weeks. Renewed focus on healthy activity seeking to find an activity I enjoy as a counterpoint to running.

    This blog entry from MFP came across my Facebook feed yesterday.

    It caught my eye and resonated a bit with me after the last month so I took the time to read . Reading it I think it actually had a lot a value, even it wasn't saying anything new. I really like item #3 which refers to the Buddhist saying that "the obstacles are the path." Isn't that the truth?

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    1. re: ziggylu

      Thanks for the link ... Don’t worry about the next mile, worry about the next step - resonates with me.

      So I'm 3 weeks in, and up until this weekend I haven't had an issue with cravings. I've been super motivated and focused. Well Sat/Sun/Mon that all went down the drain. Super mad at myself, I feel like I have such a long road I can't afford a misstep. I know that's unrealistic, but it's still in a loop in my head.

      So I'm back on the road this week and next, which is automatically harder. Right now I'm lobbying for my co-worker to choose Bonefish Grill which has nutritional info vs. a local steakhouse ... but I see myself losing that battle.

      Feeling better about getting my focus back today, but still down about how long the road is going to be.

      1. re: aimeekm

        I'm so impressed w people who do WW on the road.

      2. re: ziggylu

        Oooh, great blog post. Thanks for sharing it! :-)

      3. Ugh April has been v tough. Baby came down w croup on Monday night, so I've been sleep deprived since then. and when I'm sleep deprived, I want sugar. I baked cranberry chocolate chip oatmeal cookies w the thinking that better a homemade treat than store bought. I'm coming down w something and only wanted the cottage cheesy bechamel + cauliflower parts of dinner. Not sure how to point it.

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        1. re: relizabeth

          Baking is so dangerous. I had to bake for a bake sale, and for the arrival of a friend from Egypt who adores my chocolate chip cookies. Guess who wound up eating a bunch? So dangerous for me to have around.

        2. Miraculously down a pound this week, which is very motivating for me. I'm trying to make sure to track everything this week, no matter if I go off or not.

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          1. re: roxlet

            Congratulations! Long deserved step in the right direction :)

            1. re: herby

              Thanks. I am genuinely trying to build on it this week.

              1. re: roxlet

                And you will! I am sending good thoughts your way :)

            2. re: roxlet

              Congrats! It's motivating to be down.

            3. Down 1.8 this week. That's only half of the ridiculous gain that I had last week but I guess it's better than nothing?

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              1. re: Kontxesi

                Hey, mine was only 1/3 of my ridiculous gain, but I'm happy to whittle away at it, and certainly glad I'm not up!

                1. re: Kontxesi

                  Keep it up, Kon, and in no time you'll leave that gain behind for good. I am still sitting at the same....

                    1. I just saw this recipe on the Martha Stewart web site, and it seems like a very WW-friendly recipe. And it serves 1!


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                      1. re: roxlet

                        Yum. I may just try this one! Looks great. I googled for copycat Chipotle recipes yesterday - made the chicken, cilantro-lime rice, the fajita veggies and black beans. It was delicious and very true to the originals! (Didn't calculate points or track, though! Whoopsie!)