Diet Fail

Ok, so I started the day with zero Weight Watchers weekly points remaining and two more days until weigh in.  I was determined to get through two days of hitting my daily point allotment right on target. I had cravings. I resisted. I planned and revised those plans. I had dinner early because I was hungry and I thought it would be better than snacking then eating again later. Then my husband called to ask if I needed anything from the store on his way home and I told him no.  But then I called back and I told him yes.

So, breakfast was pretty normal for me. I had two mini pitas with a lot of hummus, 10 Points Plus

I had lunch a little early and it was bigger than it should have been, meaning I’d either have to use no points until dinner or have a smaller than usual dinner. I had some leftover meatballs on a buttered roll. Yes, I know.  It was exactly as delicious and exactly as wrong as it looks.  15 Points Plus

For some reason, maybe bacause that was so tasty, my mind just started reeling with the desire for more FOOOOOOOOOD. This was no ordinary hunger. I felt crazed and wanted to go on a major binge. Fortunately I quickly realized that I was not actually hungry.  In fact,  I was stuffed!  Knowing that did not make the overwhelming desire to eat ALL THE FOOD go away, but it made me realize what was happening and helped me to resist.

In the early afternoon I had some pineapple canned in juice, drained, zero Points Plus 

Later in the afternoon I was quite hungry and decided it was worth having a smaller dinner in order to have a much needed snack. I had a Luna bar, for 5 Points Plus.

 

I decided to use 3 Points Plus for an iced herbal tea, thinking it would take a long time to drink and keep me distracted until dinner.  

We had a very hearty soup for dinner last night. Tonight I thinned the leftovers with some extra chicken stock and some frozen cauliflower to take the Points Plus per bowl down from 10 to 5.   

By around 4:00 I was hungry and had my dinner early, for 8 Points Plus. 

Not long after, the ice cream craving hit. I resisted for hours, but the soup was still bubbling in the slow cooker for the rest of the family and it smelled great, the voice in my head was still demanding ice cream, and I felt completely desperate for it. After struggling all day I either gave in or decided it was better to just get it out of my system.  This is what happened, at a cost of 30 Points Plus.

 Why not just an ice cream sandwich for 5 points, or a 1/2 cup serving of this for 8?  I don’t have a better reason than that I really wanted to.  And I don’t regret it as much as I should. I’m prepared for a bad weigh in. 71/40 Points Plus today, not covered by anything, and I hope this is out of my system. 

Wish me better luck tomorrow. Hopefully the ghost has been exorcised and I’m ready to move on. 
  

0 thoughts on “Diet Fail

  1. I’m not going to lie…I was on the edge of my seat through the whole story, and my jaw actually dropped when I got to the ice cream points.

    I am SO proud of you for owning this blip on your radar! We are all human. We are not perfect. One day is not going to destroy the journey.

    You got this!

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