Weight Watchers Day 26 - Cheat Day Treat Meals

Weight Watchers Day 26 - Cheat Day Treat Meals

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Never bring home leftovers from a cheat day treat meal.

* Sometimes it’s best to ignore the number on the scale and focus on everything you’re doing right.

And now, here are the details of my 26th day on the Weight Watchers program...

What I Weighed Today: 207 lbs. (7am, my scale)
Their Scale: 209.2 lbs (7:30am)

This is a fact: you are what you eat. And you clearly went out and devoured a big fat guy. —Dr. Cox, Scrubs

Am I pissed about the weight gain? Well, whoever I hire to fill in the new hole in my wall will probably answer yes (kidding, of course, but I don’t exactly feel like skipping through a meadow). I was having a hard enough time with the fact that I seemed to be stuck in the same spot for three days again, but then to weigh in and have their scale say I’m two pounds up was like being slapped in the face with a frozen Smart Ones dinner.

I was really freaked out until I went home and weighed myself with my clothes on and then stripped down naked and weighed again. Turns out clothes, especially chubby girl clothes, are quite heavy.  I had on a sweatshirt but it was a really thin sweatshirt. Whatever—I am not going to make myself nuts about it.  I know that I’ve done pretty well.  I am still eating lots of good quality food that is good for my body AND I am working out again.  What’s happening here is all in the right direction (even if the scale begs to differ).

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Venti Starbucks ‘Skinny’ Caramel Latte, 1/3 of a cantaloupe, 1 pear – 5.5 points
Lunch: 1 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedge, 1 Laughing Cow Light babybel, 1 Luna Bars, 1 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Potatoes & Broccoli w/Cheddar sauce frozen entrée, 1 apple   – 14 points
Dinner: 1 Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss wedge, 1 Laughing Cow Light babybel, 1 fruit cup, 1 Double Fiber Whole Grain english muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese – 9 points
Snack(s):  1 pear, 1 fruit cup – 3 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0

I literally grazed all day.  A little bit of this and little bit of that.  But all of it was decent food and at the end of the day I hadn’t gone really far over my daily points, which is my usual habit for Saturdays.  I took a nap in the late afternoon then went out dancing for the evening.  The two biggest accomplishments for today were:

1.  I didn’t get drunk and out of control because I’d already eaten my points for the day and didn’t want to waste my weekly Flex Points on alcohol.

2. When I got home I did not eat before I went to bed.  I usually have something num-num-nummy before bed on nights I go out: Cheetos, BBQ chips, licorice, fried fish, hamburger, fries, ice cream, tacos (my kingdom for a late night taco).  Not tonight.  It wasn’t worth it.

If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry? –Anonymous

Planning for Cheat Day

I am saving up this week’s Flex Points for a dinner my friends and I are having at Arnie Morton’s Steak House six days from now.  I am going to be religious until that night so I can just relax and enjoy myself.

Per WW’s tip, I’ve already been to the website to design a battle plan.  My choices: Lobster Bisque, Blue Cheese Iceberg wedge, Crab Cakes and Seafood Mac & Cheese.  No—I will not be having steak.  It’s too hard for me to digest.

As decadent as I plan on getting, I've promised myself that I won't bring home any left-overs. One of the things we talked about in my first meeting was not bringing home food from a treat meal.  These types of meals are meant to keep you from feeling deprived but they are supposed to end with that meal. Taking food home guarantees you to be off your mark for days.

One Binge Per Week

This is the difference in my life now.  I’m still eating most of the things I used to, but I’m just not indulging my consistent need for those foods on a daily basis.  One binge a week, as opposed to four, makes a huge difference.

Product Reviews:
* 1 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Potatoes & Broccoli w/Cheddar sauce frozen entrée – 5 points

I will buy this again only because it is not horrible and the potatoes are very satisfying and filling.  It is not awesome, though.  The cheese taste a little too manufactured and I really wanted to get some real cheese and sprinkle it on.  But it wasn’t nasty, it in fact was far from nasty.  I can’t describe it.  I really want to have it again because there are some awesome components to it, but there are some parts of the dish that just make it a ‘means-to-an-end’ rather than a substitution that makes you not miss the real thing.

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