I KNOW that it doesn't mean I didn't lose weight, and maybe I'm losing inches, and I know I feel better, and I know my clothes are fitting way better - the ones that even fit - and I know that I could have just had too much sodium yesterday, and not enough sleep, and that it could be a mini plateau, and that I could eat a little more, and that next week it will mostly likely be down again.. but.. still…
Ok so I wrote that ^^^^^ this morning.
Having thought on all this, I'm going to try to eat more and see what happens. I honestly don't feel like I'll gain any weight if I use my weekly points - I just don't use them so that I can lose faster. However, something aint right here, and there is the possibility that im not fueling my metabolism well enough.. I have had sort of haphazard eating lately. Breakfast and then nothing but a coffee till like 4pm, then having random stuff because I feel guilty eating "lunch" that close to dinner, or filling up POINTS with lattes or something sweet.. Also, I was loosely trying to eat under my points, which yes, I said I shouldn't, but it doesn't change the fact that no matter how much I know about myself and nutrition rules, my head can't let go of the "if i eat less points, ill lose more weight!" mentality.
So my goal of attempting to not eat weekly points is gone for this week. I'll eat more regularly, rather than have long periods of nothing, and I'll stay within my weekly allotted points. Also, of course, exercise five times, and aim for as natural and healthy ingredients as possible.
If my weight isn't down next week, then.. well I guess I'll try not to eat weekly points OR exercise points. To be honest though, that's going to be REALLY hard, so I don't even want to try that one yet! ;)
Breakfast: English muffin w/ ham, tomato, cheese, salt and oregano. POINTS: 2.5
This is a take on something I love - multigrain toast, with thick slices of sharp cheddar, topped with sliced tomato and tiny bits of ham, then thrown under the broiler. However, the points for THAT, are much much higher.
Snack: Mocha. POINTS: 1
Lunch: Toasted multigrain ciabatta roll w/ ham, sundried tomato pesto, black olives, roasted red pepper, and mozzarella. POINTS: 6.5
Snack: Honey Almond Flax granola. POINTS: 3.5
Snack: Chili Lime Almonds. POINTS: 1
Dinner: Penne w/ Matriciana sauce, parmesan & asagio, chili and (homemade) ciabatta garlic bread. Romaine salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic. POINTS: 13
I was damn close to embracing life as a jolly fat person tonight and giving up on the dieting altogether, so while this is "bad", it's not as bad as it may seem.
Dessert: Other half of lemon bar. POINTS: 3
Exercise: 35 minutes Jenny. POINTS: 2
Daily Points Allowed: 22 + 2 Exercise POINTS = 24
Daily POINTS used: 30.5/24
Weekly POINTS Used: 6.5/35
Remaining Weekly POINTS: 29.5
Exercise POINTS Earned: 2
Weekly Exercise: 1 day / 1 day