Friday, January 12, 2007

eighteen points over

My Personal Points Target for Weight Watchers is 22, exactly the same as before they introduced the idea of the Personal Points Target. I can stay within that range and feel satisfied if I plan very carefully and eat good food. I can also earn extra Points with exercise or dip into the 35 extra Weekly Allowance Points we all get.

Just like when I was a kid, I rarely get to the end of the week without spending my entire Allowance. And that's even with exercising almost every day and using those Points too. Today I did not journal or plan very well, and at the end of the day I figured out that I ate 18 Points over my target today, and I spent the last of my Allowance yesterday. Oops.

All I can really do is try to make tomorrow and Sunday as clean as possible and keep on going. I can't do anything to "fix" a bad day. I did take a half-hour walk today, but that's already figured into my total.

According to FitDay, here's the breakdown of my day:

Total Calories: 2248
Fat: 36%
Sat: 11%
Carbs: 52%
Fiber: 42 grams
Protein: 12%

This stuff never gets easy for me. It's easier some days, but never easy. Today, a day that included pizza and pop (soda to the non-Toledoans), is not a model Weight Watchers day. I think after my last post, some people might get the mistaken idea that I have this all figured out, or that I think I do, but really, I'm still learning and getting through each day the best I can.


  1. You are still one of my stars, 18 point over day or not. I hope you enjoyed your pizza and pop. These days are going to happen; we just need to know how to pick up and keep going. How about a run tomorrow?

  2. Wow, you eliminated over 150 calories alone with your fiber intake (for every 25 or 30 grams of fiber consumed, 150 calories are erased - I swear it's true, but when I look it up on the internet, I just get a lot of sci-fi- mumbo jumbo.)

  3. I had a similar day yesterday, went over my target of 21 by another 20+. And I went over my weekly allowance by 2.5. Ooops. All we can do is start today with a clean slate.

    Pizza sounds SO good!

  4. Hi, there! Just found your blog from a link, and this FitDay graph hit home for me, too. Do you find that your cruddy days point- or food-wise end up being higher in fat and WAAAAY low in protein, like this one? When I was reviewing mine, the bad days have had graphs just like this one. When I keep the protein and fat balanced, ideally about 25% each, I feel like I ate well, and the weight seems to go down faster..It's interesting to see someone else with a similar graph.


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