Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
This morning finds me waking up with what can only be described as a food hangover. I actually have no idea how many Weight Watchers points I ate yesterday, but I am quite certain I wiped out, and probably exceeded, all my weekly points in one day! 😦
Backing up to Friday, the day was good. Lots of walking as we took Zach to the zoo Friday morning. Then I did my Zumba while he napped Friday afternoon. Then… we waited a bit too long to get dinner started Friday night. We were going to grill some reduced-fat Bubba burgers – yum! Alas… the grill was out of gas. Now, it’s late. We’re hungry. Nothing else is ready to make! These are the times when we waver… and that’s exactly what happened. We ended up going to Taco Cabana for dinner.
Considering where we were, I actually did ok. I just got 2 tacos (5 pts each) with a small side of chips and queso. I did not blow all my points for the week (and I’m not even eating my exercise points), so not all was lost, by any means. Actually, as far as indulging goes, I think that’s exactly how it should be done. Occasionally indulge and practice portion control.
Saturday, other than the fact that I didn’t exercise when I had planned to, was right back to plan. Stayed within my daily points target and ate healthy.
Sunday… oh, boy… Sunday.
Started the day by weighing. Down .8 lbs for the week. Not great, to say the least. Now, I expected the scale to be less than kind, because that’s generally the case when I start a new exercise routine, but even though I knew that, I was overly disappointed with the results. Nevermind everything I’ve posted about the number on the scale not being my worth and the fact that I felt I had a good and obedient week, despite what the scale says. Yesterday was one of those days when I was going to just ignore everything I knew and let my emotions rule the day. 😦
Had a healthy breakfast and headed off to church. That breakfast was the last healthy thing I put in my mouth all day…
Ended up going to Mighty Fine Burger for lunch. Seriously, I could eat this every day. But, the effects were immediate. For the rest of the day, cravings increased and instead of doing anything to curb them, I indulged them. I guess the only saving grace for the afternoon was that the sweets we have around the house are generally Skinny Cow and Weight Watchers brands, so the damage could have been a lot worse. But of course, we weren’t done leaving the house for the day…
Our church, Gateway Church, has what they call “Crowded Houses” the first Sunday evening of every month. Worship and fellowship with others who live in your geographic area. It’s a great model. Of course, we don’t usually eat all the food offered, but last night we did. Two different kinds of lasagna, Hawaiian bread, garlic bread, desserts, lemonade. Blood sugar spikes x10! So, why not stop at Dairy Queen on the way home for a blizzard, since we’ve already blown the day!? At least we got small blizzards… it was still 15 points for that tiny little Mint Oreo Blizzard treat… D’oh… 😦
So, the good news? I slept horrible last night and woke up feeling very sluggish and just blech this morning. Why is this good news, you ask? Because my body told me what I already know – eating like that makes me feel horrible! My body does not like it and other than great results on the scale, there isn’t much else to motivate me to eat healthy!
I have zero desire to eat anything crappy today, because I don’t want to feel like this. I seriously can’t believe I used to eat like this almost every day, giving absolutely no thought to what I was putting in my mouth in relation to how my body would feel.
I only pray that a healthy breakfast, morning snack and lunch will give me the positive fuel I will need to do my Zumba when Zach naps today, because Week 2 begins today! 😀