Weight Watchers - Day 18

Submitted by Chrissie Field on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 3:12pm.

I can’t say that I’ve been good this week, but I have kept some of the promises that I’ve made to myself. For starters, I did go to my 3rd Weight Watchers meeting last week. And begrudgingly, I even weighed-in even though I was sure I was going to hate the results. The good news – I lost the 2 lbs. that I had gained the week earlier. I don’t really think I lost anything but water – or maybe it was the fact that I wore jeans the week before (which the counselor assured me are particularly heavy) and cords this week – but regardless, the scale said I was down .2 lbs from my start – which feels a whole lot better than being up.

I also kept my promise and stayed for the entire meeting. This week’s topic was “regrettable eating moments” - now that’s something I can relate to! Those are the moments when you think to yourself, “I’ve blown it all week, so I might as well have this 2nd piece of pizza” and then 10 minutes you later you realize how completely unnecessary that was. Or, when you decide that you’re only going to have a single spoonful of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and 5 minutes later you’re staring down into the half-empty pint container. The point that was made was – don’t even start. It’s easier to walk away than to stop. True enough. The other point that was made – which really makes sense to me – is to plan out every morning how you’re going to spend your daily allocation of points. Think through breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you really want to indulge in an afternoon candy bar or garlic bread with dinner – then plan for it – and enjoy! Just say no to anything that you haven’t planned for. Makes sense, doesn’t it? 

So here’s my plan for today: Breakfast – bowl of instant oatmeal with milk. 3 points. Lunch – homemade chicken salad with lowfat mayonnaise on a bed of sliced cucmbers and tomatoes – 5 points, guessing. Dinner – out for sushi with a friend, 12 points left, 2 for Miso soup, 0 for the green tea and 10 left for more sushi than I could possibly eat.