I’ve been hitting my daily Weight Watchers points exactly every day since I started—which was last Wednesday, just FYI for those who aren’t following along or are new followers!—but yesterday was the first day I went over.
I’m supposed to be at 26 points per day, which is what I’ve been consistently at [or slightly under]. Yesterday, though, I went for margaritas with a friend and had a few chips with salsa, so my points were at 47 because of that.
Also, I bought some cookies for me to indulge in daily. Yes, daily. I don’t know why, but cookies have been my go-to craving the past month or so. So for a couple days I’ve had 3-5 cookies per day [they’re not large], added them into my points, and have still had points left over, which is nice; I’m not depriving myself but I’m not overdoing it either. Of course, at some point I’d like to have NO cookies but for now those babies are keeping me from buying up an entire cake and rolling around in it before eating the entire thing to my face.
I want to be VERY upfront with everything I’m eating so I wanted to share this. One cool thing about WW is that they factor in “extras” that you might want or need to indulge in, so I get 49 extra points per week for that purpose. So now I have 28 points remaining for the week.
One goal is to not utilize the rest of those points, but I need to be realistic and know that I can’t make any promises to myself or you just yet; I need to dip my toes into recovery, not dive in, because that’s never worked for me.
A part of me felt guilty for having the margaritas and eating the chips and salsa, but I decided to focus on the upside: I didn’t order any actual food plates, which was a huge accomplishment for me. Drunk Tara ALWAYS orders food. And that’s the purpose of the extra points, so it’s all good. I got over it.
On Wednesday after my Weight Watchers meeting I’ll post new goals for the week and re-visit the ones I made after my first meeting to see how I did!