Weight Watchers Day 14 - Birthday Party

Weight Watchers Day 14 - Birthday Party

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* If you approach birthday parties without a battle plan, you might as well start stocking your closet with larger clothing sizes.

  * Mobile device tools mean you have no reason to “assume” that what you’re about to put into your mouth is probably low in points.

And now, here are the details of my 14th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 211.5 lbs. (8am)

Inside me there's a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually shut her up with four or five cupcakes. –Anonymous

Last night I started worrying about cracks in my resolve to stick to the program. Today, I'm even more anxious about it because I have a birthday party to attend.

Birthday Parties are not Weight Watchers compliant events.

At my last WW meeting, they had talked about having the occasional burger or piece of pizza. I left the meeting feeling that as long I have LESS pizza/burgers/cake than I had been eating, then I should be able to do this diet with little or no fuss.

I did not account for the insane pace of my personal life or the fact that there might be more than one night a week when I would be required to “celebrate.”  Three birthdays this week!  The idea of me not indulging in at least a taste of birthday cake is, shall we say, "unrealistic." 

Weight Watchers counselors say "no tasting."

The counselors warn against tasting from a friend's plate because you can’t measure the calories.  But I "taste" from friends' plates at birthday parties because I want to avoid getting a full piece of cake myself, which will result in me eating a full piece of cake…and then another…and then another.

Life itself is the proper binge. —Julia Child

The Weight Watchers Sinner arrives at the Perilous Birthday Party.

I arrived at the party to find that the birthday cake would be far from my only challenge.

Upon entering, I was immediately assaulted by a pile of mayonnaise disguised as sushi and a cupcake disguised as …well, it was just a cupcake.  My friend Felix had a piece of pizza so greasy he had to mop the top with a napkin. Instead of viewing his oil spill of a meal as a dietary warning, I stole a pepperoni off the top.

Before I could do any further damage, I retreated from Felix, only to bump into my friend Tracy, who had chili fries so hot that her eyes were tearing. Because I couldn’t stand to see my friend suffer, I stole some of her fries too. 

The sad truth is that I’d brought a salad and leftover sushi from lunch and yet I couldn’t keep myself from treating my friends plates like a nibbling buffet. I tore myself away from the nibbling buffet, only to find my eyes rivetting to the seafood salad.

Points tracker? What points tracker?

The mayo in the seafood salad was a moment of selective ignorance for me.  I wanted that Tuna Roll that was slathered in seafood salad and I made the decision to forget to check my Points tracker until I’d finished eating.  It would have taken two seconds on my Treo to see that I was going to really blow a bunch of points by indulging. If I had checked the points, I know I wouldn’t have been able to eat it. But I was weak -- and it wasn't even that great.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: Starbucks Iced Venti Soy Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte, 3 prunes – 4 points
Lunch: California roll, Seafood Salad, Seaweed Salad – 15.5 points
Dinner: Spicy Tuna Roll, Salad, 5 french fries, Dirty Martini – 18 points
Snack: 1 cupcake, 34 mini pretzels  – 7 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0

I said I was going to start working out again two days ago but that hasn’t happened.  I’ve been busy and tired.  To be truthful sometimes just thinking about what I can and can not eat wears me out. 

I have a bad feeling about the scale tomorrow morning.  Stupid cupcake! Stupid Spicy Tuna Roll! Stupid French Fries! Stupid Fat-Ass Heidi!

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