My Blog and Accountability

July 9, 2015

Between not feeling so great the last couple of days, the rainy weather with temperatures in the 60’s, and 4 days of alcoholic beverages over my long weekend, I was craving comfort food and carbs all day yesterday. I literally thought about food and eating ALL day. I don’t have any extra points left for the week, and it was my goal for the day to only eat 26 points. I ate 35 points yesterday, and that’s actually just a good guess.

Blogging about how much I eat on a “bad food day” can be difficult to do because admitting to eating so much in one day is embarrassing. Having this blog has saved me from some really bad binge days. I feel obligated (my choice) to blog everything that I’ve eaten. Last night I could have continued eating all evening long, but knowing I would be blogging about it this morning, helped me to stop eating.

If you are struggling with binge eating, or overeating, and you think the accountability of a blog might help you with that, I encourage you to start one, or start an Instagram Account. I follow Instagram Accounts that have an account simply to post what they eat daily to help them with their own accountability. The support you can receive back is one more great reason to start a blog or an IG account. You can do this for free and you just might find that one tool that helps you on your own journey to a healthier YOU!

Today, I WILL make good food choices and then tomorrow I can Blog all about what a great day I had!

 

Here are yesterday’s eats…..

Breakfast – 8 PPV

I ate this at 7:30, after I had already had a banana and a Frothy Coffee.

Leftover Turkey Taco Meat with Black Beans, Corn and Zoodles, topped with two egg whites and one egg.

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Lunch – 15 PPV

I did NOT pack a lunch to take to the Food Truck, so I decided to be smart and make a salad. It’s on the menu and it is delicious.

Mixed Greens, Sunflower Seeds, Red Onions, Strawberries, Feta, Dressing and a small scoop of Chicken Salad.

Not Pictured…….Then all I could think about was the pulled pork, so I had a small bowl, (1/2 Cup?) with about three bites of creamy mac and cheese. Then I had another small bowl of pork with a little broccoli slaw and aioli (basically, a pork taco with no tortilla), then I had one bite of the Banana Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. It was now 2:00 and I was irritated myself and still wanted more food.

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Snack – 6 PPV

At 4:30, I decided to eat a Light English Muffin with Almond Butter and a Banana on it,  and I told myself that I would only eat fruit or veggies for the rest of the night.

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Dinner – 6 PPV

At 6:00, I completely ignored my earlier thoughts and made a small Quesadilla with 2 Corn Tortilla’s, a Morning Star Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger and one Queso Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge and some carrots.

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Yesterday was a real crap food day. Today will be a good food day.

 

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.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s

 

Breakfast = 8

Lunch = 15

Snack = 6

Dinner = 6

Total = 35

 

Exercise = none

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

How many ounces of water I drank for the day = 60, which is terrible.

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0

 

This is What I Will Accomplish in 2015

I will choose one occasion per month for Social Drinking (um…this is a work in progress)
I will go no more than two days in a row without exercise. (unless I’m sick)
I will track every single day for the entire year. No matter what.
I will RUN in a minimum of six 5K’s. Two down, four to go!

Today will be a GREAT day!

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6 responses to My Blog and Accountability

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Well, I am SO glad you got that Kindle out and started using it, because I always look forward to your comments!

    Maybe your next adventure is the tablet. I bet you could download the Instagram App and have all sorts of fun!

    I hope you’ve had a great week Nancy!

  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Hi Stacy.

    I always feel bad when I’m not doing so great, like anyone reading might feel disappointed and stop reading because I am no longer a motivation for them, but then I get a comment like yours and it reminds me just how difficult this journey can be. The important thing is that I keep going, and never quit.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and you are so right. It’s how many times we get right back up!

    Happy Weekend to you!

    Julie

  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com July 10, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Hi Sheila! Thanks for saying that the blog inspires you. That was a really nice thing for me to read and it made my day.

    I’m so glad you have your mojo back! That’s an awesome feeling. My motivation is my health. I’ve joined WW 5, 6 or 7 times. Not really sure. But the last time that I started over (five years ago), I knew I would always be a WW member. I really just want to be healthy.

    Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment. The comments always mean so much to me.

    Have a great weekend!

    Julie

  4. Your blog inspires me. I have my mojo back. Last night I read in one of my WW books about motivation. It helped understand a little bit more about my motivation. The article mentioned focusing on what one thing started this journey. For me it was a split seam in my 2xl scrub pants…yikes.

  5. I absolutely love your blog, and it is so helpful to me. There are so many blogs out there that tote success all the time, you and I both know that this is not reality. Losing weight is a struggle and I know at times I feel like such a failure for not being able to control my eating. The key to our success will not be how many times we fall down, but how many times we get right back up!

  6. We all have had those days but you are not hiding it and that is a healthy thing.
    Just like your challenge at the end of of this spell you will find a way to work through it so things will get better.
    As for blogging–I don’t think that will happen with me!
    I don’t use a cell phone (I do have a Gophone for emergencies).
    I received a tablet for my birthday from my family but it’s still in the bag (my niece set it up for me but there things I need to do to actually use it—-ugh.) But who knows it only took me 13 months to get this Kindle out of the box and I now use it every day.
    Have a good day because you brighten my days.