I think Kristy's idea to share ideas on how to curb snack attacks will be very helpful. If I keep track and measure everything I eat, I tend not to just grab something and start munching. Sugar-free jello cups are really low calorie and I keep some of them in the fridge to grab. They're only 10 calories a cup and they help if I want something sweet. Wayne and I used to eat the Weight Watchers Frozen Fudge Bars all the time for snacks. We haven't bought any lately - probably because it's too cold.
Wayne watches his weight all the time but he will go all day without eating until dinner. He's always done that and I came from a family that ate 3 balanced meals a day. I can't go all day without eating because I don't feel well and get grouchy. He's always trying to lose a few pounds - especially before he has a show. He uses the excuse that he won't be able to fit into his show clothes. I keep telling him to buy his show clothes a little bigger, but he won't consider it. Sometimes he'll eat really healthy foods all the time and then there are other times that he'll only eat junk food for most of his calories that day. I think he wants to be known as "The Thin Osmond Brother."
When we first got married I was really disappointed that he didn't want to eat three meals a day. I remember making a heart shaped cheesecake with cherries on it and eating the whole dessert by myself because he was watching his weight. Actually maybe he didn't like the taste of it and didn't want to be rude and tell me. Who knows? When the kids were growing up at home I'd always make sure they had 3 meals a day and he'd come in and say "I'm not eating." That doesn't exactly encourage me to want to cook, so now that all the kids are married I don't hardly ever cook anymore and he's happy as a Lark. Most of the time we eat really simple foods that don't take much preparation. That's good for a diet but Wayne loves to grocery shop and so he'll bring all this junk food home from the store, especially if any of the kids or grand-kids are planning to visit.
Carbonated drinks, like Mountain Dew, haven't ever been on my favorites list. I've always preferred milk, orange juice or water. Sometimes if we're traveling and they don't have skim milk or juice, I'll have just water. If we go eat at a place where the water is questionable and there isn't bottled water then I'll have a diet drink, root beer or sprite. Soda pop is usually my last choice unless I'm sick with the flu.
Have you heard about the new IPad that was just announced? Would you buy one? Is it just a big IPhone without the phone?