Not Depriving Myself

2008/08/11 at 11:49 am | Posted in Discipline, Food, Health, Life, lifestyle change, weight loss, weight watchers | Comments Off on Not Depriving Myself
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Originally posted on August 11, 2008 at 200by40, Weight Loss the Right Way: No pills, no surgeries, no excuses, no regrets. Unauthorized use (blog scraping) constitutes copyright infringement and plagiarism. © 2008 David Moreno

A common misconception people have when it comes to weight loss is that they will have to deprive themselves of the foods they love.

But anybody that’s on Weight Watchers Points programs knows that such is not the case for them.

Take this masterpiece for example. What you see is a barbecued hot dog I made this weekend. I had accumulated enough extra Points during the week to treat myself to something I really wanted but knew not to overindulge myself.

Save for the wiener that weighed a hefty 6 Points, the ingredients were nearly all low fat or non-fat: Trader Joe’s Diced Onions, relish, mustard, a small squirt of ketchup, and homemade pickles. The remaining ingredients–bun, Trader Joe’s Low-Fat Beef Chili and Trader Joe’s Lite 3-Cheese Blend–comprised the rest of the dog’s Points.

All in all I’d say it was about 10 Points if not a little under. (Basically, it was +/- a few Points of a Noah’s Asiago Cheese bagel with cream cheese. What would you rather have?!) And let me tell you, people, it was good. But I guess when you pay a nice price for meats at Omaha Steaks, you should expect nothing but the best.

The thing filled me up to the point where I didn’t feel the need to eat dinner but doing so is downright silly. In fact I can’t even recall what I had for dinner that night but I assure you I did eat something.

So there you have it, kids. Remember, you can have stuff like this when you’re trying to lose weight; you just can’t have it all of the time. Moderation is the key to successful weight loss if you choose to indulge and while it may not seem all that easy (as I know firsthand), it is definitely possible.

Alright, so I’ve got less than 10 lbs. to go! I’m gettin’ there, guys! It’s almost time to party like it’s 1999! We’ll see what my Weekly Weigh-In totals are tomorrow. I think they’ll be rather good.

See you then!


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