Points Are Not The Enemy

August 8, 2009

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Food Units
1/4 cantaloupe and 1cup egg and veggie scramble. 6
a package of cheese and crackers before and after donating plasma. 10
cheese and bean quasidilla. 11
popcorn. 8
Total: 35

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

After 3 weeks in a row of 1 lb. losses on the scale I’ve decided to count points again this week. I know a lot of it had to do with being on vacation and having house guests but I think I need to tighten up a little bit and get things back to normal. So back to journaling and counting points!

Today I went a little over my points…. 2 points over to be exact. It was the cheeses and cracker snacks that they gave me when I went to donate plasma today. Next time I go to donate I’ll bring my own snacks along.

I really am looking forward to getting my life back to a normal routine. And points aren’t the enemy. They are there to help me. Tonight for example my mom offered me a snickers bar. She was being nice, we had just helped my brother and his wife move furniture and take out their old carpet in their house to get ready for their new carpet coming in the morning. We were all tired and she was worried about me driving home. She thought the extra energy boost would help me. I would of said yes but I knew i had no points left in my day for it. So I turned it down and I was ok about doing so. Points keep me on track.

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Food Units
cheese and bean qusadilla. plain yogurt with strawberries. 14
baked potato with a little butter and a lot of broccoli. 5
Total: 19

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

Today was another skipped breakfast day. I know that is such a bad habit. I need to work on this. We had a lot of work to do in the morning and I left without grabbing anything to eat.

We got back in time for lunch. I need to go grocery shopping so our food pantry is a little low at the moment. This gave me a reason to finally have some of that plain non-fat yogurt I’ve been putting off having. I never liked the flavor of it in the past but I’m trying to make healthier choices so i picked some up last week. Today I mixed it with some of the leftover strawberries from yesterday’s 4th of July celebration food. It wasn’t horrible. I wasn’t in love with it but I did enjoy it.

Dinner was a simple baked potato that I put in the oven and then forgot about it. Thank goodness i remembered it before I burned the house down. It was a little tough and well done but still enjoyable.

I had a lot of points left over today but I’m not really hungry. Potato’s fill me up and are pretty low in points.

I can’t wait until my body starts to look different. Right now I’m loosing weight but I can’t see it yet. I know it takes time but that first 20 or 30 lbs I think is going to be the hardest for me since I don’t have the visual of actually looking any different. Once I begin to see the changes I will be that much more motivated.

Soon.