Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Refresher


Another weekend is upon us, and although I look forward to the freedom and fun they bring, I have always found weekends to be the hardest time to stay "on plan" ... both retro and non-retro. So I am taking a moment to refresh my memory and reflect upon why I am doing this experiment.

From the start, it has been about having fun, doing something drastically different, and motivating myself in a new way. Oh yeah...and getting back into those "skinny jeans".

I have purposely not been focusing on the scale. Mainly because I have spent years & years obsessing about a number on the scale, and not really doing anything else. This time is different. I am focusing on the program, my choices, my attitude and letting my clothes tell me how I am doing.

It's refreshing.

It's been exactly two months since I began this Retro WW Experiment, and so far I am thrilled with my results:
  • I am more motivated than ever
  • I am in control
  • I am making better choices
  • I am trying new things
  • I am practicing better portion control
  • I am having fun on program
  • I am not feeling deprived
And the Skinny Jeans? They're hanging patiently in the closet. I'll try them on when I am good and ready. Don't worry, you'll be the first to hear about it when I do!

In the meantime, enjoy this refreshing Retro WW treat to kick off your weekend...

Milk Sherbet
1/3 cup non-fat dry milk
12 oz. dietetic carbonated beverage

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour into a shallow tray
or dish and freeze to a "mush" (40-60 min).
Makes 4 servings


NOTE: I used diet coke, but I think diet orange or cherry would be much better.


OK, so I just read somewhere that 120 days of the year fall on a weekend or holiday. That's almost 1/3 of the year. But we don't have to be afraid of the weekends, right?

As Jean Nidetch says, "At Weight Watchers, you don't have to be afraid of anything." I find that very refreshing.

Bring it on!

5 comments:

Barbara said...

You are braver than I. Most of the recipes you post are just nauseating to me.

Tell me when you get to the 1980s version of WW - it was a little more normal.

Good luck with your skinny jeans!

TJ said...

brave, brave girl! lol

Lidian said...

I kind of like this sherbet idea - and confess to you that in the 70s I really liked Tab with a splash of skim milk in it (which this reminded me of).

I think you are SO cool for doing this and writing about it too :)

Ally said...

Girl, I love the '70s and if I could go back in time I would (even if I was just a kid then) but these recipes are just kinda yucky. Please understand. Ha ha.

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Heidi Ann said...

Hmmmm- Is this really worth trying, do you think, with orange flavored diet soda? I mean, I would have to go buy the soda AND some nonfat dry milk - but if it really was similar to orange sherbet, it sounds like it might be okay.