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How many points is that??!

I’m back on Weight Watchers for probably the fourth time in the last several years.  Please note that before I served as the personal incubator for two small human beings, and before I turned 40, I was one of those annoying size 6 people who could eat whatever I wanted.  And I did.

But alas, it finally caught up with me, and while I’m still not technically considered “overweight,” I don’t like the look of what used to be my stomach if I happen to catch myself in a mirror as I’m bending over.  Actually, this only happened once, but it was enough for me to re-up that Weight Watchers membership.  And I also figured that it was time when I casually mentioned to several people that I was thinking of going back on Weight Watchers, and not one person said to me, “But whatever for?”

I actually don’t mind doing Weight Watchers.  I’m much more conscious about what I’m eating, eat healthier foods, and often decide that something just doesn’t taste good enough to justify the amount of points I’m going to have to log for eating it.

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Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the system, here’s how it works: every food has a points value.  You’re allotted a certain number of points per day, and you keep track of everything you eat and how many points those foods “cost.”  Mostly, you hope you don’t run out of points for the day before noon.  You also hope that the amount of fiber you’re taking in (because lower-fat, higher-fiber foods tend to have fewer points) doesn’t exceed your large intestine’s ability to process it.  I think you know where I’m going here.

I’ve discovered several new things this time around.  Frozen grapes …. delicious!  A recipe I found online for “cookies” made solely with mashed banana, peanut butter and oatmeal ….. not so much.

But if you’ll excuse me, I need to go roast some cauliflower.

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