Traditionally when I try and lose weight, this is the spot where I fall flat on my face and refuse to get up. Right around the 10 pounds lost mark. It's not quite enough lost to make a huge impact and the daily grind of "always thinking food" gets to me.
I'll confess that most of my weekly "emergency points" are gone. On the Weight Watchers plan, you get to eat a certain number of "points" each day - and the points are calculated for each food based on 4 nutritional values - fat content, carbohydrates, protein, and fiber content in the food. In addition to your daily points allotment, you get a certain number of "Weekly Points" to use as you need them. Also - you can earn "activity points" based on the amount / difficulty of activity (the dreaded "exercise" word) that you complete in a given day.
I NEVER eat the activity points I earn. But each week I set out to try and not touch my Weekly Points. and each week I've failed.
I don't weigh in again until tomorrow morning and I'm not quite sure what the scale will tell me. On one hand, I have tracked everything I've eaten. I've stayed away from binging. I haven't worked out as much as I'd planned to (only twice this week). So whatever number I get staring back at me tomorrow will be an honest representation of what I should get.
And, as you know, today is the Superbowl here in the United States. Now honestly, I could care less about the football game. I'd rather be watching hockey. But it's sort of a tradition in our house to have a "snacky supper" while we watch the game. We've got some not-so-healthy snacks planned (jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks) and some healthy snacks planned (vegetable egg rolls, veggies/dip, and mexican bean dip. I have every confidence I can stay within my points range for today and earn that #7daychip I told you about yesterday.
I can push past this 10 pounds lost thing. I know I can. My brain sometimes tells me differently but who says I have to listen? Sometimes you have to lead with your heart instead of your head.