I just have to say - I have been on this healthy living challenge for a whopping one week (11 weeks to go), and it is HARD!! I've realized that before this week, I was eating a lot of junk along with the healthy stuff. Last week I had many pangs for something sweet, but then feel happy when I was able to resist the urge.
Tonight we ate at our favorite bbq place (Merle's) and in the past, I would always get their tasty fries along with the bbq pork sandwich. It was ROUGH watching Ben enjoy the basket of fries while I chowed on bbq pork and a salad. I almost gave in and used one of my three free points for the week, but that seems dangerous when it's only day one of the second week of the challenge.
The good news is I did lose some weight last week, and I feel better from exercising each day and eating just healthy foods. It's amazing how not-so-great you can feel after snacking on the sweet/salty stuff. But it's also amazing how STARVING I feel by the time I go to bed (since I don't eat anything after 8:30). My body is still adapting to these better habits... :)