Sunday, March 3, 2013
How do you handle treats?
A couple of pieces of toast are one of my on the go breakfast options. I do not usually enjoy a little nutella or apricot jam (two of my favorite foods) on my toast, except on the weekend. I follow the serving size for both, carefully measure that amount out and relish every single bite. It is a weekend treat that I look forward to. Speaking of treats, I can think of no other time in my life where I have become so consistent about planning for treats that are foods. Like I did with those two pieces of toast, I plan for them and work them into my calorie budget. They are a treat, thus for me, something that I savor occasionally, and not daily. As a matter of fact, I think that is the normal way that we should think of treats, a food item that we have once in a while. With our modern food production, treats are available to us daily in grocery stores, coffee houses and the like and of course surround us at work and maybe even at home. In earlier times, like when I was growing up, treats were just that: once-in-a-while special food item. What is different about me now is that I look at food treats as just that: once-in-a-while. When I have them, I plan for them and enjoy every morsel.
I was able to get in over 15 miles of cross-country skiing, 9 miles on my trainer and 5 miles of walking last week. My cross-country ski miles are up to 45 for 2013, which is very close to my 50 mile goal for the year. I probably have a couple of weeks left, so I believe I will easily surpass that goal. My eating was very good last week. I finally shed the few pounds that I gained over the holidays and with the three weeks traveling to the Netherlands. So, now I am really working on that 20 pound goal!
How do you handle food treats??
I leave you with a few pictures of my ski launching pad on our small lake. You can see that the snow is still quite deep. Instead of cutting my own trails I have skied on the tracks left by snow mobiles.
Have a great week! TTFN, Michele