Hitting home

Wow, this week’s topic in my Weight Watchers meeting sure hit home…not just for my members, but for me as well.

The topic was being kind to ourselves and how easy it is to beat ourselves up when we think we have failed. We talked about how we tend to turn to food when things turn ugly…we skipped the gym, we made a bad decision, we’re feeling depressed, we’re celebrating, etc.

I have to say it was my best meeting so far. It was the kind of meeting that really made my members – and myself – think, dig deep into the heart of our feelings and so much more. Yes, some of my meeting rooms were awfully quiet this week, but I didn’t mind. I could almost see the wheels turning inside my members’ brains.

I loved it. Sometimes, we touch on the surface of our eating problems or we just give tips on what we can do to pump up our exercise or change up our food, but sometimes, we got to get down and dirty, we have to get to the nitty gritty of our food issues. And that’s what they are. Issues.

At the end of the meeting, I read a saying – the author was unknown – about what food CAN do for us and basically what it can’t. It was AWESOME! Which, is the reason I am sharing it with all of you. My hope is that it hits home for all of you, like it did for me…especially the last one!

Here it is:

Please take this to heart!

A simple, but delicious date night dinner

My husband and I discovered that we really love tuna steaks – ahi tuna, albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna – you name it, we love it. However, unlike much of the world, we don’t like tuna tar-tar, which is pretty much raw tuna. We love it grilled – all the way through. When cooked all the way, tuna really can be compared to eating a pork chop – or at least that’s what we think!

Last night (Saturday, April 21), we dined on a wonderfully simple recipe my husband found on the Internet called Grilled Mediterranean Ahi Tuna. Although it didn’t have very many ingredients, it had a lot of flavor. We paired it with a Weight Watchers recipe, roasted asparagus and red peppers. Again, simple, but oh-so-flavorful!

Below are pictures of our meal and the recipes. Enjoy!

The meal!

Close up of the tuna

Close up of the veggies

The tuna recipe

The veggie recipe