I decided to start my WW week on a Sunday last week so I just completed a full week of using the new Smart Points program and tracking my food. I went over everyday but one day. I ended up eating all 42 of my Weekly Smarts Points Allowance and still ended up going over landing in the negative by 40 points. I logged 34 Activity Points and while you aren’t supposed to be exchanging your points for food, I really only ended up in the negative by 6 points.
I ate out at least once a day up until I returned to work Friday and Saturday. I learned quickly that eating out sucks your points up pretty fast. But, as you all know, I love eating out. And living at my parent’s house has made eating out even that much more convenient. After a week of tracking though I see how important it is to limit those weekly splurges.
I only had a treat once this week. I had a tiny ice cream cone at Sizzler on Wednesday. Other than that I had fruit or some fat-free-sugar-free pudding made with 1% milk. I have about two coffee shop splurges a day and that tends to add up quick. I’m not ready to give up my coffee shop coffee though.
Here was the breakdown of my week.
Sunday: 65 points consumed
Monday: 47 points consumed
Tuesday: 49 points consumed
Wednesday: 76 points consumed
Thursday: 39 points consumed
Friday: 44 points consumed
Saturday: 45 points consumed
Wednesday was an exceptionally large day because Kenyon and I met for breakfast early in the morning and instead of tacking it onto Tuesday I started my Wednesday tracking with it. In the wee hours of Thursday morning after I’d watched TV all evening, I had a craving for a hamburger. Kenyon and I went to Sonic for a morning burger. I looked up the points ahead of time and while I wanted to regular size cheeseburger, I got the junior size. And I wanted to order an ice cream but didn’t. So while my total day was 76 points, I felt no guilt and was happy about my decisions.
On my way home from work early Saturday morning, I picked up a Sonic breakfast toaster for Kenyon at home. Something of the breakfast variety sounded so good but I knew the points for their food is very high. And, if I am going to see results I need to be more stringent with myself. Since I knew I wasn’t really starving I figured I just wanted one because it sounded good. So the compromise was to just have a bite of Kenyon’s sandwich. I also got myself a Coke Zero because I knew I wanted “something” and that was at least zero points.
I exercised everyday this week. I am also very proud of that. I earned an award on my Apple Watch. I love to be rewarded for my positive behavior.