I guess great minds think alike, Potatohead. I was just thinking about trying a SNAP. I liked it the first time I tried it about a year ago, then I ate it a few more times, and I started not to like it for some reason. But it's worth revisiting and trying it in a new way. I know it will help me with easy meal planning.
I weighed myself this morning, and I now weigh 169.2 lbs. I lost 1.8 lbs. this week! I'm happy about that because the other day when I was struggling to follow the MWL, I told myself that I should be happy to lose at least a 1/2 of a pound a week. I'd rather lost consistently following the regular plan than lose a lot then gain it all back following the MWL. I've done the MWL before, and I got good results, but in the long run, I believe the regular plan will be best for me although I plan to mostly follow the MWL principles. I guess just knowing that I have that option helps.
Overall, I've been following most of the principles of the MWL (actually, Mary's Mini), and I eat a few things in moderation that are allowed on the regular plan. So, I eat maybe 85% MWL and the rest regular plan. I don't count the number of fruit I eat a day, so I know it's more than two. I may eat three pieces a day, and I also eat a little of the Baked Tostitoes tortilla chips with my dinner. I don't go overboard with those although they are on the approved list. I try to keep them to a minimum.
Next week, I'm going on vacation, so I'm going to write down my meal plan either today or tomorrow. I've purchased some of the McDougall Right Foods meal cups through Amazon, so they should help me stay on track. I also purchased the Amazing Grass chocolate flavored drink and some light soy milk as a treat.
I almost forgot to mention that I went to the gym this morning. It was difficult, but I made it there. I walked on the treadmill at a slow pace for about 30 minutes. I saw a lady that I hadn't seen in a few months, and as soon as she saw me she was like, "You've lost weight." That felt good. I guess I'm not doing so bad after all.