Sunday morning we went to breakfast on the farm.
I also shared some vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries with the kiddo.
I ate another cookie when I got home. Why? I don't know because they are sitting on the counter. (3 pts).
I worked from 3-11. Since breakfast was around 11 I didn't eat lunch.
Dinner I made a salad with spring greens, left over bbq chicken, corn, tomatos, reduced fat cheese and topped it with lite ranch dressing.(6 pts). I also had cottage cheese and an apple (3 pts).
I packed baby carrots but didn't eat them because I was too full. I had the grapes on the way home. (1 pt)
It was a stressful night at work and I didn't get home until after 1 am. I ate dinner at 4:30 so I was really hungry. Along with the grapes I had - you guessed it -a cookie and some baked cheddar snack mix from the vending machine.
I am calculating the points now and could cry. Why did I do this to myself? The snack mix was 5 points. I didn't plan ahead the last two days and it really shows. I ate 21 flex points today didn't work out. That is not good.
Here's what I learned after analyzing this weekend. Bad choices are made when I don't plan ahead. I need to write down my food and figure the points before I eat something. Often the junk isn't worth it. On Saturday I should've eaten a more protein filled lunch after running to keep me from being hungry. On Sunday I should've not eaten so much at breakfast. Especially not the sausage links. I don't really like breakfast meat and they are 3 points a piece. Then after I got home from work I should've avoided the kitchen or maybe packed a bigger more filling snack to keep me from eating at home. I was really tired and stressed from a long night of work. Any suggestions for things to do other than eating in a situation like this? It was late and I needed to go to bed, but I need about a half hour to unwind before I crawl under the covers. What are your ideas?