Weight Watchers Day 5 - Bingeing

Bingeing on Fruit and WW Snacks

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

*  Remind yourself that bingeing on healthy or lower calorie foods is still bingeing.

*  If you want treats, you’ll need to earn them with activity points.

 And now, here are the details of my 5th day on the Weight Watchers diet...

What I Weighed Today: 210 lbs. (8am)
(10:30am  Their Scale: 211.2)

Today started off incredibly—a 4.2-pound loss at weigh-in and a lovely meeting!

Meeting topics are the same for seven days so the program I attended was the same I saw on Monday and Wednesday (holiday and restaurant eating). The funny thing is that I still took a lot away from the meeting the second time around. They really push mentally planning what you will eat and visualizing yourself eating properly.

Much like an AA meeting, milestones and achievements are applauded for those who want to share, so my 4.2 got a round of applause.  If I make it to five pounds next week I will get the coveted silver star.

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God... I could be eating a slow learner.    — Lynda Montgomery.

It was a beautiful, busy day and I was thrilled to cook fish for myself.  I was able to use I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter so the fish still had a moist buttery taste but I saved 30 calories in comparison to using butter.  I didn’t get a chance to make the guacamole as I had planned because I ran out of time.

Bingeing on Fruit

I went out with friends and maintained my sainthood by having only sparkling water.  After I came home, around 11 p.m., I was ravenous and I stayed up for hours bingeing on fruit and WW snacks.  I have no idea why.  It could have been the deliciousness of the snacks but I think it’s more likely that I was emotional eating.  The silver lining is that I did not leave my house and go get my normal binge foods.  I overate but it was things sanctioned by ‘the plan’ and didn’t blow my Weekly Points Allowance, which was designed for exactly this type of situation. The term “planned binge” has a strange ring to it, but I like it better than “failure.”

What I Ate:
Breakfast: 1 Starbucks Venti Soy Sugar Free Iced Latte  – 3 points
Lunch: 1 Ostrich stick, 1 Double Fiber Whole Grain english muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese – 5.5 points
Dinner: 2 Tilapia filets, cooked in 1 tbsp of I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter – 6 points
Snack: 1 fruit cup, 1 cup baby carrots, 1 apple, 1 orange, 2 Weight Watchers Cheddar Pretzel packets, 3 Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mini snack bars, 4 Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Mini snack bars – 16.5 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0 

My Fear of Bingeing on Weight Watchers Snacks

So here’s a new development that could turn out to be a major problem: Having all the WW snack foods in the house now makes me anxious because they are so delicious.  I don’t ever need to have a normal, high-calorie chocolate snack again.  But you can gain weight from overeating anything—including these addictive little buggers. 

One of life's mysteries is how a 1-pound box of candy can make a woman gain 2 pounds. –Anonymous

I need to stop eating late at night. I’m like a Snickers werewolf—when the sun goes down there’s a crispety-crunchity massacre.

Another dilemma: Since I started the diet, my workout schedule has gone out the window. So I’ll restart that tomorrow…hopefully.

Interestingly, one of the handouts at the meeting was a booklet titled “Get Moving.” Maybe if I “get moving” I’ll be able to control my appetite and get to sleep sooner.  The geniuses at WW also give you Activity Points to trade for food during your day. Kind of a “You want that cookie? Earn it, porky!” type of system.

I want to succeed so badly but I’ve got some bad habits that could send this diet crashing down. I think I can! -- I think I can! -- I think I can!  Err... I hope I can! -- I hope I can! -- I hope I can! Pass the fruit!

 Product Reviews: 
* Weight Watchers Cheddar Pretzel packets – 2 points
Salty, cheesy, will do in a pinch to help with a craving but they taste a little fake.  I almost felt I would prefer them without the “cheesy” covering.

* Weight Watchers Dark Chocolate Raspberry & Chocolate Mint Mini snack bars – 1 point
So unbelievably delicious.  I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing because these are so good I crave them…..so good I could eat a whole box at once.  Extremely chocolatey with a crispy inside.  No fake or diet taste. No aftertaste.

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