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!


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.

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.