Thursday, December 9, 2010


So today was another day of figuring food out.  I have been trying to "be on plan" (Weight Watchers) since last Friday.  This sentence makes me giggle...makes me think about the people that "quit smoking" the day they get admitted into the hospital. 

Step #1.  Good.  Ate yummy breakfast of raisin bran and some low fat yogurt.  Was tasty :)  Was pretty satisfied and was doing well until....

Step #2:  I gave into the little demons on my shoulder and started mindlessly eating chocolates.  Can't even tell you how many I ate since I had already eaten some of them and shoved the wrappers back in the bag.  Whoops.

Step #3:  I dusted myself off.  I stopped.  In the past, a trip such as step #2 would have made me throw away the rest of the day.  In WW (Weight Watchers) they ask us if we fell down a half of flight of stairs, would we stand up and throw ourselves down the rest.  They somehow infer that this equates to falling off the "healthy" eating wagon, then continuing to eat crap...sorry...unhealthy food...the rest of the  I get the theory as far as...well the theory.  Have they fallen down stairs???  Do they know that falling down the stairs HURTS???  Do they know that eating chocolate cake doesn't feel ANYTHING LIKE FALLING DOWN STAIRS???

Step #4:  I didn't throw myself down the rest of the stairs.  I actually tracked the chocolate, at least the best
guess of what I ate and it wasn't as awful as I thought it was going to be.  I met a good friend for lunch and made good choices to have a lunch that was higher in protein and fiber and lower in carbs (especially bad carbs) and fat.  And I was honest with my friend.  In the blogging spirit of brutal honesty I told her about the mindless chocolate...otherwise known as step #2.  It helped. 

Step #5:  Wine.  Really wanted to have some wine I did :)  Happy girl :)

Step #6:  Made egg beaters for supper.  Egg beaters (or better 'n eggs) are an awesome egg product that allows you to eat eggs without the fat.  Just finished eating a mess of egg beaters with FF (fat free) sour cream, a little LF (low fat) sour cream and a pile of FF salsa.  YUM.  Just hit my WW goal for the day.

And I feel good. 


  1. You are amazing and I think it is wonderful that you are taking us along with you on this journey. Love you!

  2. I have the exact same problem on WW. I'm a perfectionist, so if I wasn't perfect, I just stuff myself and start over the next day. That doesn't work! Plus, I'm reminded all though my week that my points aren't tracked right because I screwed up. I like your stairs analogy. I am getting used to the new plan and enjoyed some beer yesterday, too! Keep going and know you aren't alone!

  3. May need to get the chocolate out of the house for the short term. I had to get rid of jelly beans!! I've just put some Hershey's Christmas kisses in the candy dish. We'll see if I can keep my hands off them. So far, I'm tallying points at the end of the day to see if there are enough left for chocolate!