I don't know what came over me

but when I got home last night I WANTED to do my Biggest Loser Yoga DVD. I was full of energy from eating well all week. Hmmm. Go figure! :)

I'm loving WW so far. The weekly points allowance takes away some of the guilt of eating a treat and it's really making me aware of choices portion sizes. Last night we got takeout from the rotisserie chicken place and I calculated everything before I ordered. I had a 1/4 chicken (white meat no skin) instead of the half I usually have. I had an awesome sweet potato WITH butter and a huge pile of lima beans that were so good I went searching for the stragglers underneath my sweet potato. I even made room in my day for one serving of chocolate covered pretzels (thankfully those are out of the house now!) I feel satisfied and in no way deprived.

Tonight my best friend is spending the night. She lives in Savannah but comes to Atlanta for work often. She usually stays at least one night and takes us out for dinner. Tonight I decided I'm not quite ready to go out for a big dinner so we're going to order pizza. Normally, I wouldn't care about what I put in my mouth when it's the weekend and we have a visitor. Instead we are going to order from a place that has really thin crust and I'm making a giant salad to go along with it. I'm budgeting for 2 slices and salad. Oh and a couple glasses of wine. This just feels do-able to me.

I've also realized I've been taking better care of my appearance all of a sudden. People have been commenting on my hair because I've taken the extra 5 minutes to blow it dry instead of throwing it up in a wet ponytail.

Yes, I'm in the honeymoon phase with this plan and I'm sure it will get more challenging but you know, I've been in the honeymoon phase with my husband for over 4 years and that just keeps getting better ;)