Saturday, February 23, 2008

No Cheat Challenge Day 5

Okay... I have a confession. Last night, just before bed, I scarfed down the last three one-bite brownies that were sitting in the kitchen. Not sure why I did it.. I wasn't hungry and I was on my way to bed for pete's sake! I was too scared to check out the nutritional info on those and quickly threw the empty bag into the garbage. When I woke up this morning and decided that I should actually enter my sins into my points tracker, the trash had already been emptied. Rather convenient! But stilll, it's technically not a cheat because I have 31 flex points left still but I still felt bad about it. For a little while anyways.

Anyways, today has been good. I've tracked all day and that in itself is a record for a Saturday.

Here's today's menu:

Breakfast: 3.5 points
Reduced sugar oatmeal with 1/3 cup skim
3 oz grapes

Snack: 4 points
2 flatbread crackers with 1 wedge light laughing cow
1/2 grapefruit
Calorie wise Maxwell House french vanilla capp

Lunch: 7 points
Mr. Sub small ham sub with lots of veggies
sm. bag baked lays

Dinner: 7 points
Yummy omelette with shredded potato, tomato, ham, mushrooms (I'm getting this recipe perfected!)

Dessert: 3.5 points
1/2 banana
fat free chocolate pudding cup w/ 2 tsp slivered almonds

Snack: 3 points
London Fog (1 cup skim)
1 point popcorn



sauchagirl said...

Ooh! I hate when I make decisions like that when I'm at my weakest. That's probably it. You were tired and had a weak moment. Your meal plan looks great and I would love that omelette!

Heather said...

Ive been there...just shoveled something in my mouth and then immediately felt ashamed that I did that.

I think its good you recognized that you were not hungry, etc. because at least you know you were eating out of boredom, old habits, stress, etc. Figure it out, and and thats why I am an avid fan of always traking your food. because if you look at how you feel on a particular day or days around a day where you make a mistake, then you can see what triggers such behaviors.

Ready Maid said...

Honey, in the great scheme of things, you have certainly not sinned. In fact, your honest introspection is the first step toward right thinking and newly found strength.

One of the most insightful sections of Dr. Phil's book is in Key 5 where he cites a case study involving Colleen, who was trapped in a prison of guilt and fear associated with food.

"One of my strategies for her was to have her eat a piece of cake or pie once a week," says Dr. Phil. "Her anxiety at this strategy initially went through the roof, but her fear of the foods gradually diminished with her exposure to them. She began to adopt a new, healthier attitude toward food - that certain foods were not inherently good or bad, but that they were foods to be eaten in smaller amounts or less frequently as part of her program for health-enhancing nutrition."

Hope that helps.

Cammy said...

Not a big deal at all, but I understand that feeling of not being "in control." Your mindful of it now, though, and that counts for a lot.

Carol said...

This cracked me up!! hahha You ate the brownies, and thew the wrapper away - like it didn't happen. haha :) Deny, deny, deny. :) The difference between you and me is I actually check the wrapper, then proceed anyway. haha :)