Monday, October 11, 2010

I like to oat, oat, oat...

Ok, so I feel like for the past 2 years I have been saying, I'm going to lose that weight I put on because of my neck injury... but I am doing very little about it. Right before our wedding, I was crazy about maintaining so that I could at least fit into my wedding dress.  Now, not so much. I mean, the couch looks way more comfy that putting on sweats and trudging around on the hills of westlake.  At any rate, I was talking to my aunt that has MS this weekend and she gave me a snack tip.  Having MS, she can't do any excercise, sometimes she can barely walk, so she has to control her weight by diet.  She said that about an hour before dinner, or on my way home from work eat a snack bag (I'll outline what goes in it below) and drink a big glass of water, then cut out carbs with your dinner:

2 Wasa crackers broken up, 4-5 dried apricots, a small handful of Crasins and 2 squares of dark chocolate

So, I'm giving it a whirl today. The fiber of the Wasa crackers is supposed to help fill you up so that you don't eat as much with your dinner and also act as the carbohydrate that you would get with your meal normally. As someone who loves rice, this may end up dissapointing because I won't be able to have that with my meals anymore, but losing weight seems like a priority right now.  So bye bye rice, hello wasa trail mix. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. go Mia! you can do it! Since I'm not exercising as much as I used to, I'm trying to control my weight by diet too. My focus is eating a smaller dinner, because I have a bad habit of feasting around 8pm!