January 26, 2010 By Christy
This week I have been back on my game. Totally tracking every.single.point I consume via Weight Watchers online, exercising 5 out of 7 days, drinking lots of water, etc.
But let’s talk about counting those Points.
My daily allowance of Weight Watchers Points is 22. That averages out to about 1200 calories a day, give or take a hundred here or there for consuming things higher in fiber. After spinning my wheels for the past couple of months and not following the plan, getting back on it has been hard. Like Christie, I feel like I’m starving half the time, and I know it’s all in my head! I’m not really starving, I’m just not used to accounting for everything that goes into my mouth. So I get those blessed extra 35 Flex Points each week, and while I used to save them up for a splurge meal, this past week I was dipping in to them and using 3-5 on a daily basis. Then comes Friday, which was our night to dine out. We went to Fuddruckers. I hadn’t had a real hamburger in ages. Or fries or onion rings. Now I will give myself some credit, because I did order a buffalo burger, which is much lower in fat and calories, and it did come on a wheat bun, BUT I also ordered fries AND onion rings, AND I smothered everything in fake cheese sauce. Have you ever had Fuddruckers fake cheese? It’s DIVINE. Don’t ever eat it, m’kay?!
I pretty much blew through the rest of my daily points AND all of my Flex Points, and even some of the Activity Points I’d earned. All on one stupid meal. Totally, totally not worth it.
Since Saturday, I’ve been desperately trying to stick to my 22 daily Points, and it’s be SUCK CITY.
Last night I gave into temptation. Now let me just tell you, before you roll your eyes so hard they fall right out of your head, that my crazy splurges are not what they used to be. I didn’t eat a whole package of cookies (ye,s I’ve done this), or a king size Snickers (used to be weekly), or a half-dozen cupcakes (don’t judge). I ate TWO Chocolate Brownie Z-bars dipped in Light Cool Whip. Generously dipped, over and over and over. That’s about 6 points, or over 1/4 of my daily Points, when I didn’t have any left.
So, what have I learned from this? I will be very stingy with my Flex Points from now on. I certainly will not blow all of them, plus some, on one meal again. I know there is no reason for me to be hungry as long as I’m using my Points wisely. WISELY. Oh, and next time I decide to give into temptation, I’ll only eat ONE Z-bar. Promise. And there won’t be any Cool Whip involved.