Have just been inspired by a poster on the image therapy thread to retrace my steps back to last year when I was losing steadily. I have asked myself how I felt at that time and I had to admit it was "blooming marvellous" I used to leap out of bed full of energy and confidence. I took great pride in my new shape and was generally content and happy, happy, happy! There is no point beating myself up so I need to recreate what was going on then. One thing I did religiously was prepare a menu plan the day before? I have not being doing that and as a result end up compromising and mixing original, green and EE days and not accounting for my syns. That is going to change from today. If you fancy joining me - post along! We can share food ideas and use the thread as a discipline to stay on track. So my green day Breakfast - Grilled tomato and fried egg ( no fat) Snack - banana Lunch - cottage cheese and pineapple salad (lettuce, cucumber, beetroot, celery, tomato, apple) Snack - 2 ryvita, Philadelphia cheese (HEB) and ginger jelly (2 syns) Dinner - pea and asparagus risotto and braised red cabbage ( 1/2 syn) followed by sugar free jelly yogurt and strawberries Drinks ( 6 fruit and herb teas, 1 black tea and a diet coke for this evening) I feel better already! Have the ingredients for breakfast and will then go shopping. Need to think ahead to Sunday when I will be at a horse show all day (not riding) so the temptation to snack will be strong. Chicken out of the freezer for red day tomorrow.