Stupid? Kinda….

January 22, 2014

Yesterday was such a weird day, food and otherwise, that I won’t even go into “otherwise”. I don’t know where to start. I’m always honest on my blog, and sometimes when I make a decision, (a food decision) it’s much later in the day that I remember that I am going to have to blog about it! Well, I guess I don’t HAVE to, it is a decision I make, but it is what I do. Then I think….how will I explain myself without looking so stupid? Then I realize, I kinda look stupid a lot, and really, people are used to it and nobody cares. So…here’s the deal.

It is super important to me that I weigh less that 160 when I leave for vacation exactly three weeks from today! I can’t explain it, except for the fact that I have never been on vacation and weighed less than 160 pounds in my entire life…..well, except for maybe in grade school, but that doesn’t count.

Now, I realize that I am not going to look that much different weighing less than 160, (157 would be great!) than I do today, weighing 161.0, it’s just a thing. A mental thing. A mental thing that I just can’t seem to get past. When I got my weight down to 154 in October, I was ecstatic knowing that I would weigh in the 150’s the next time I went on vacation! The thought of it was exhilarating, until the holiday’s came, and I messed the whole thing up and let my weight creep up to 167!!

So, I’ve been doing my thing and working at getting those pounds off, and they are coming off, but I am panicking a bit thinking the pounds aren’t going to come off as quickly as I had hoped. Here’s where things get weird and you will likely think that I am stupid. It’s okay, I think it too, and after I told Mike what I am about to tell you, he thinks so too. Monday night, while on Pinterest, (DAMN YOU PINTEREST!!! I saw this dumb ass “3 Day Diet” that say’s you’ll lose 10 pounds in three days. So, I decided to read all about it. It’s ridiculous, but the attraction to me was the simple food, the very detailed list of exactly what to eat…..and…..it’s only 3 days! I have NEVER done any kind of a crash diet (EVER) and I have always thought they sounded like the dumbest thing ever. But for some reason, I decided to try this one. I think it’s just an experiment that I feel I must try, and I will most likely regret it, but if I do lose even 4 pounds in three days, I’ll be pleased, but I will still think it was a stupid thing to do and that I was stupid to do it. 

There is no need to tell me how stupid this is. I read all about it and found nothing positive about it, except for the fact that it can work, but is NOT recommended. 🙂

Seriously, I have NOT had a good night’s sleep in days, so I blame that for my poor decision making.

No comments on this post are necessary. You may however, roll your eyes. I am. Mike did.

 

Here is day 1……

 

Breakfast

1/2 Grapefruit, Toast with 2 T. Peanut Butter, Black Coffee

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Lunch

1/2 Cup Tuna, Bread, Black Coffee

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Dinner

3 oz. Chicken, 1 Cup Green Beans

1/2 Banana, Apple

1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream….What the…..?????

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My points for the day totaled 20. Obviously, if I eat less points for three days, I am going to lose some weight. I really just think I wanted to try it, as an experiment. Before dinner yesterday, I was really hungry at 4:30, so I ate then. I was full the rest of the evening, but I did drink water ALL night long.

Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

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

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

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

 

Breakfast = 1/2 Grapefruit, Peanut Butter Toast, Coffee (4)

Lunch = Tuna, Bread (4)

Dinner = Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Fruit Salad, Ice Cream (12)

Total = 20

Exercise = 30 minutes Strength Exercises

How many glasses of water I drank = A LOT! Spent the whole evening in the bathroom!

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 13

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

Alcohol Consumption = none

stupid

 

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4 responses to Stupid? Kinda….

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 22, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Liz! I’m glad you love the blog! Thank you! Hope today’s post doesn’t scare you away! 🙂 I like the Better n’ Peanut Butter. I buy it at Trader Joe’s and HyVee, but I know a lot of stores carry it now. They have a low sodium one that I like. 1 Tablespoon = 1 Points Plus. The bread I ate in this post is a Gluten Free Bread that I was sampling. 1 Piece = 2 Points Plus. The “3 Day Diet” recommended Wheat Bread. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com January 22, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I’m so glad you laughed! You know I’m a goofball! Should be interesting!

  3. Thanks for giving me a reason to laugh today. You do whatever you want to do – sometimes we just need that extra experiment. Looking forward to reading days 2 and 3. 🙂 Muah!

  4. Just started following your blog & love it. Don’t beat yourself up we all have at one time or another tried some quick fix ;-). I am curious to see your outcome & the rest of the meals they have planned for you. I have my fingers crossed for you. I was just wondering what type of bread & peanut butter you are having for 4 pts+. Thanks & good luck!!!!