I posted yesterday about considering taking a week off to eat all my activity points and all my flex points. I had considered doing it next week, but decided, there’s no time like the present.
Between last night and today, I’ve managed to eat 23 activity points and 8 flex points. You might wonder how in 2 days I ate more than entire day’s worth of points (I get 28). Well last night, while at the window at Wendy’s, I was planning to order my usual of a small chilli since I only had a few points left for the day, and instead I came home with a 1/4 pound cheese burger and small fry. I ate every last bite. I hadn’t had a fast food burger since October, and while it tasted so good, I felt rather sick afterwards. I knew I had to go to bed asap before I ate even more, knowing all the grease would only make me hungry.
I even got up early this morning to try to make up for it with a living room zumba session. Then came a day of family get togethers. I managed to do pretty well today until this evening, after all my daily points were gone, when I ate a cheeseburger (without the bun). Oh well, I guess. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough that my body will be tricked by all the extra crap I put into it this weekend.
In the meantime, tomorrow is a restart day. I know that if I’m ever going to get to goal weight (and I will) I need to make some changes. I need to start planning out my weekly meals. That way I know at the beginning of each day what to save for dinner. I also don’t run into the, “we have nothing to eat, so I’ll just grab something.” I know that while sticking to my diet and my points to the letter has worked for me for a while, it isn’t right now. I’m going to try eating half of my activity points every week and see where it gets me. I’m also exploring the idea of a guilt free meal every Wednesday after my weigh in. I know that I want this diet to not just be a fad for me. I want to get to goal weight and stay there and I can’t do it if I’m always feeling like I’m depriving myself. After all, that is why Weight Watchers has flex points.
I’m not expecting a great weigh in this week, but I am expecting a bit more from myself in the next couple of days leading up to it.
Anyone else who has been dieting for a while have any tricks for keeping yourself accountable?