Happy Friday!! This is going to be a short post because I have a lot of work to do and I’m hoping we’ll get to leave work a little early today! *fingers crossed*

According to your comments in my last post, and as Gina pointed out, there seems to be a running theme when dealing with temptations: don’t even start. The easiest way to avoid eating tempting treats and desserts is to just leave them alone, give them away, destroy them…don’t even let them pass your lips. I’ll admit that at this point, I don’t think I’m strong enough to do that. The pull to partake is still VERY strong in me – after a lifetime of giving in, giving up those foods that are not conducive to losing weight and living a healthy life seems impossible. I know it’s not, but it feels that way right now. I will admit that the more fruits and veggies and lean protein that I eat, the less I think about sweet treats, so maybe that’s the key for me right now – eat lots of the good stuff so I won’t have room for the less-than-good stuff (Gee Jill, ya think?!).

In other news, I think I’d like to purchase an electronic food scale for my kitchen. I’ve been using measuring cups and measuring spoons for a lot of my foods, but I think I’d like to take it a step further so I’ll know exactly what a portion should look like. At last week’s WW meeting, we got to play around with the Weight Watcher scale and frankly, I wasn’t that impressed. It’s kind of like my car – lots of features that I will never, ever use. I want something simple and accurate, so I would like to know what your recommendations are. Do you use a scale regularly and if so, what kind? Is there one I should absolutely stay away from? I figure something in the $30-$40 range would be good (but if I can find a good one for less than that, I’d be ecstatic!!). Thanks in advance for your help!

Okay, time to get back to work. Have a great weekend! 🙂