So yeah . . . about last week. I apologize, gentle (two) readers for my pitiful and pissy attitude. It wasn't one of my proudest moments. And I have a confession.
My pity party continued throughout the day last Tuesday, and on my way home from work, I stopped at Laura Secord and got a double scoop ice cream cone. It was ok, but not as spectacular as the amount of Points I blew on it. Then, I bought a bag of kettle chips (NOT baked, but the super fatty bad-for-you ones) and brought those home to share with The Mister. Needless to say, it was a disaster. I considered 'writing it off' and not journaling it. But I reconsidered and entered everything that I shoved down my gullet. It was frightening.
I ate 86 points in one day. Panic ensued. I'd blown all of my precious bonus points in one bingey hour, and had a whole week to look forward to of no extras or treats. But I did it! And it may not have been a half-bad lesson to learn, because what I ended up doing is what the program is designed for: I ate tons of fruit and vegetables because I had no other choice if I didn't want to starve. Lesson learned, and I am now snacking on cherries, apples, carrots (with my very delish Cook's Illustrated Light Blue Cheese Dip) and peppers. I don't know why, but I didn't fully embrace this at the start, but now I get it.
So I have a much better result this week, but I know that there will be more week 14's to come. Hopefully, I'll be better equipped : )
Loss to date: 19
Activity Points: 4
Pounds to go: 63