Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Update and more Smart Ones reviews!

I am not even mad that I'm still not doing my usual meal-prepping. I told a friend just yesterday that I am still enjoying my Smart Ones meals every day for lunch. It's so convenient to grab and go each morning. NO EXCUSE not to have a good, pre-labeled meal at school. I have ventured out from my usuals lately and have three more favs...

This one I especially like because it tastes like a loaded baked potato! Nice and cheesy!

A week or so ago I decided to get really strict with weighing/measuring my food and counting calories again. Today is day 10 and I'm already down about 9 lbs to 255.3 as of this morning. I find that if I stick to the Smart Ones for lunch (and sometimes dinner) because the calories are already counted, then weigh/measure everything else I will get an accurate number. I found that I had to admit I was guestimating a lot more than I thought. Classic portion distortion. I don't feel like I'm eating less, but I do feel like I'm more aware and making better choices.

Last weekend I attended a church wedding for the first time in my life. My kids and I had a great time, and I wore a red dress that's been hanging in my closet for 5 years. I briefly wore it back in 2009 after my divorce on a girls trip with my besties. Soon after the trip, it was too tight. But this weekend, it fit well and I felt really good. 

Small choices definitely add up. I will keep pushing forward!

In the spirit of full-disclosure, I’ve partnered with the Smart Ones brand and received compensation for my participation in the clean slate project ( However, all opinions given here are fully my own.