Your Ideal Meal?

So I joined Weight Watchers about a month ago in the hopes of getting back down to my wedding weight before I (hopefully) get pregnant again in January. As some of you might remember, I did not enjoy my first pregnancy, though I thoroughly love the result. So I’m hoping that being in better shape going into the second pregnancy will help me maintain energy and happiness the next time around. Actually, I don’t need to be happy, but I do really, truly need the energy, since my toddler probably isn’t planning to pamper me the way my husband did during my first pregnancy. My diet plan this time is a simple two-parter:

1. Stay within my Weight Watchers points.

2. Exercise for 20 minutes every single day.

And that’s it. I’ve lost 6 pounds so far and am officially in an awkward between-sizes state. I feel great, but …

Lately, I’ve found myself daydreaming about food. And not just about food, but about the perfect meal. I think about sumptuous steak dinners complete with wine and dessert. I imagine going to Korean BBQ and washing it down with copious amounts of Asahi. And you don’t even want to know what I’ve been thinking about doing to a boat of sushi. Or heaven forbid, what would happen if I walked into a French restaurant.

At this point, I would not settle for an In-N-Out burger. I would want — nay, I would need the double-double, the fries, the vanilla milkshake, and good company.

So, I think you know where this is headed. I wonder what you consider the elements of an ideal meal. For me, I have to have food I enjoy, really good beer or wine, dessert, and awesome people to share it with. But what about you? Sound off on your ideal meals in the comments!


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