Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My how things change.

Last year as my kids were home on spring break, I remember sleeping til 11 AM every day and getting up to sit on the couch. We would feed the kids whatever was in the cabinet and I would eat right along with them. Now, we are here, and now i am thinking of my lunch and what I eat. I have made some new discoveries on this journey of mine and the difference in points as well as the diffrence in smart decisions have taken over my life.

Gone are the days of shoveling the contents of the kids baskets in my mouth, only to blame the dog or anyone but myself. I have this shocking self control, one that I did not think was inside of me...boy was I wrong! 100 calorie snacks fill my cabinets, I bought SIX boxes of girl scout cookies in February--1 BOX has been openned the others are still there! Ae you kidding me?!!?

I will not bore you with what I have eaten but I will tell you what I am making tons of changes all of which have been beneficial to me and my life.. ok JUST one:

Jif Peanut butter 190 calories, 16 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Then I found Better N Peanut butter 100 calories, 2 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. OMG! that is 2 points as opposed to 5 points! WHOA!! and the taste is yummy and tastes exactly the same!! So good!! Last year I would have turned my nose up at it.. now i am glad I didn't. Yep, times sure are a changing!!


  1. i've heard of that PB from HG, but I haven't found it yet (haven't looked for it that is). Is it just at safeway/general grocery store? I've gotta get my hands on it!!

  2. we found it at Trader Joes.. you are from CA I know you know what Trader Joes is :o)~ lol.

  3. Ohhh yea, my most favorite store that is!!! Haven;t seen too many around here but I know there has to be some!! Lucky if I don't find it cuz then I'll be poor again lol.

  4. TJs are in Alexandria and Springfield in that area.. and I know there are some in MD too. I am from NOVA :o)~ lol.