Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Lazy Day And A Smarter Choice

I don't know what happened to me today. I never got out of bed at all until 6PM (but only because I had to go get something to eat). I don't keep food at home to prevent binging, so I always have to go out to eat. It works for me. I mostly eat at the cafe at Central Market. They have a great prepared foods case with tons of healthy, diet-friendly foods.

Needless to say I did not walk at all. I'm disappointed in myself for that. I had planned on walking a great deal today.

But I did make an excellent choice as far as diet goes.

When I first started this diet plan of mine I had determined that each Saturday and Sunday I would use all of my WW points on one meal each day - making it whatever I wanted. After about a month or two I scaled it back to just Saturdays. Two months ago I stopped doing that altogether. My go-to meal on those days was typically a 1/4 order of chips and guacamole with a side of refried beans at my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. It was decadent and I felt like I had this oasis in Dietville that I always knew was there waiting for me.

Well, today I had only had a yogurt all day and knew I could eat basically whatever I wanted for dinner and still remain within my allowed WW points range of 32 points (although most days I stick to 20-24 points). I considered going for the chips and guacamole. But I made a smarter choice of going to Central Market and having a 2 point WW meal along with wilted spinach, an apple and an iced coffee with skim milk. So instead of consuming 25+ points on one meal alone I ended the day with eating only 12 points overall. It felt good.

But I am SO going to get back out there tomorrow and burn up some mileage. I miss my daily endorphins rush.


jo said...

Sometimes I wonder if our bodies just need a day of rest.

I love how you handled your dinner. You've really done a great job--allowing yoursellf special meals, then eliminating one, then the other. It's a process, isn't it, and we're always improving!

Great job!

Kimberly said...

@jo Thank you. The process, for me, is always evolving. I am always looking to do better instead of just getting by.

Beth said...

I think it's very cool that you know yourself so well and have designed an eating system that works for you! I was also impressed reading about your finding ways of eating what you really want by ganging points together, etc. I am trying to figure out how and when to let myself have my all time favorite food: Bisquick baked chicken. I have already decided to just have the wings because it's really the skin and a little bit of meat that I want. But how exactly to enjoy it and get back on track, I haven't determined yet!

Kimberly said...

@Beth Honestly it has been a lot of hard work figuring out what works. I believe that there is no one true diet plan. The great thing about WW is that it is all about the math. If I want to have something I find a way to have it because otherwise this isn't a journey or a lifestyle change it is a prison sentence. I want more than that for myself. I want to be free of what made me so obese in the first place.

purple_moonflower123 said...

Its okay to have an off day every now and then. Sometimes our body just need it. You are doing awesome!

Washing Away the Gain said...

WOW I am super impressed with your weight loss so far. How very exciting for you!! Keep it up!! :D

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