One major change I did was go back on my meds (metformin) to help with the insulin resistance. The last time I took it it really made me nauseous. I've been taking it at night and haven't had any bad feelings yet, I did stop taking my herbs last week so my body could get used to the Met again. I think I'll start them again in December.
Tips from this week:
1. I've been drinking alot of mint tea. It's calming to the stomach, helps me drink more water/feel fuller and it has no caffeine. Plus its been cold and it makes me feel warm and fuzzy.
2. Planning ahead. This really helped me alot especially during the 4 day weekend. I knew my mom was going to make our big family dinner on Saturday so I loaded my point tracker with everything I could possibly want to eat so I knew what kind of damage I was working with. I made sure to plan my week to eat super good and save up those bonus points for turkey! And its a good thing I did. Sunday we went over to a friends house who made 18 point roasted potato's (she used a cup of butter)!!!
3. Picked up my hobby, crocheting. I had a lot of free time to graze this weekend, by keeping my hands busy with a crochet hook and working on my invitation job it kept me from popping things in my mouth.
As you saw from Thursday I did a little baking. I also did a little freaking out. Hubby joined WW a little earlier than expected and I wasn't mentally prepared for it. I'm not sure why but it really made me mad that he gets 54 points and I only get 39. I had spent all day Thurs cleaning my house, catching up on ironing, baking and cleaning up that mess and he....tinkered around in his truck. I know I should have been grateful when he made me a tuna sandwich for lunch (maybe it was the hunger mixed with cleaning fumes) but I lost it because I didn't have control over how my tuna was made. I already know I'm a control freak, but this brought out the worst in me. I told him I wasn't going to let him sabotage me because he had so many more points and could eat what ever he wanted. In the end, it was ok. I made a turkey sandwich even though it was the same point value as what he made it was the fact of being in control.
Yesterday I felt bad, poor hubby didn't really know what to eat so he took yogurt for lunch. I went to trader joes on my lunch break after weighing in and loaded up on protein full point friendly foods for him to make his lunch. When I got home last night I whipped out my sharpies and wrote the point values on everything so he wouldn't have to ask. I told him to pack his food for the day and plan for 20 pt dinners. I hope it works out, after my melt down I realize we need to help each other and this needs to be a team effort.
This weekend I turned my alarm off. Every morning I woke up trying to figure out what day we were on. I got alot of things accomplished and it was nice to be with my family and friends. Coco didn't seem to mind the turkey scraps either.