Making Today a Success, Even after 12:00 p.m.

October 23, 2013

I had this great plan for yesterday.

Eat well.

Eat light.

Drink lots of water.



Okay, if you read my blog daily, you know that the above words are EXACTLY how I started out yesterday’s blog. Then I stated that I would make “No Mistakes”!!!! Well, unfortunately, yesterday pretty much went exactly like Monday went. My breakfast was perfect, my lunch was perfect. Then after 12:00 p.m.,  I ran a few errands, just like the day before, one of which was at the new grocery store, “The Fresh Market”, where I sampled something from about TEN of the bulk bins!!! Sweet, salty, you name it, I had a taste. Then, while at the Deli Counter, picking out my Honey Roasted Rotisserie chicken, they asked me if I would like a sample of Chicken Salad. Well, I didn’t want to be RUDE! Then I had a sample of Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Yip, I had it all. When I got home, I made Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, then snacked on most of it! I didn’t take pictures, I didn’t measure out what I was eating, I didn’t write it down, and I have no idea how many points of Chicken Salad I ate!!!

Then I did a little pondering again on alcohol. I recently vowed to pay attention to my food intake on the days following alcohol consumption. While in Dallas over this past weekend, I would say that I had four drinks on Friday, four on Saturday, and four on Sunday. Obviously, it has affected me the last two days, because I can not seem to get back in the “Zone”. I wouldn’t say that I have felt “hungry” the last two days, or really even had “cravings”, but for some reason, I just want to snack!! It stops today, and I know it is going to be difficult.

I also find it odd that I would have such a crap week when I just had my lowest Weigh-In Ever!!!! Urg! Arg! Egads…..

Today…..I will focus.

I moved all of my trigger snacks in my pantry to the back of the pantry, where they are out of sight and I will be less likely to grab at them today.

I will write EVERYTHING down BEFORE I eat it today, and if it requires “measuring” before I can calculate the points, then I WILL measure it.

I will drink all of my water.

I will exercise, even if it is 9:00 p.m. when it happens. I will make no excuses.







Um…..un-pictured almonds and samples at the grocery store….


Un-pictured Munchies, munchies, munchies……….



Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.


The food I ate and it’s PPV


Breakfast = 4 Egg Whites, Cheese, Banana, Coffee with Skim Milk (3)

Lunch = Salmon Salad (9)

Snacks = Pretty much everything in the Bulk Bins at the store. (????)

Dinner = un-pictured Chicken Salad (????)


Total = ??????


Today’s Exercise = NONE!!!!


How many glasses of water I drank today = 12

Activity Points Earned Today = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

Alcohol consumption = none



“love the life you live, live the life you love”