I've been schooled.
For the past week, I've counted every "Point Plus" that I put in my mouth. I know... that's generally what you are SUPPOSED to do; but I hadn't been doing it until then. I haven't counted points in a couple months!!!
This week, I usually used up my daily points, and I also had some left from my flex points. I ate some serious crap. Coldstone ice cream, three pieces of pizza one night for dinner, McDonalds for dinner (TWICE)... along with other crap.
So what happened? I'm down another 1.2 lbs!!!!
It just goes to show me that Weight Watchers knows what it's talkin' about. I didn't even really exercise this week; but I think the thing that helped was that I had meals for breakfast and lunch all planned out and packed for work. Also... I had my oatmeal for LUNCH every day instead of breakfast. Perhaps this is a breakthough.
Every day, I ate fruit for breakfast. Nothin' else. That's a zero point meal!!! I got to the office and munched on at least two apples a day, along with oranges, strawberries, cherries, and grapes. Lunch every day was overnight oats.
I mixed 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1/2 cup of dried oatmeal, along with about half a cup of skim milk, a little vanilla, chopped up dried cherries, and walnuts. I let it soak overnight, then brought it to work; when lunch came along, I tossed in a packet of splenda for sweetness and ate it along with a generous portion of carrots and celery. This kept me FULL all afternoon at work; I usually get the munchies at about 2:00 pm, but it didn't happen!
Now I know that I need to buckle down. If I can lose over a pound eating the way I did, then I can lose MORE if I just cut it down to one or two "major indulgences" a week.
Also... I saw Studio 8 last night in the theater. It was GREAT!!! Kept me on the edge of my lil' seat.
Today, Husband is working at the zoo. This means that Amy gets to run errands, clean the apartment, and jam to some old school Bon Jovi all day. The fatter, more unhappy Amy would have seen this plan as a horrible thing. I'm actually looking forward to it. I can dance around and burn a little bit more off while I work!!!