Sunday, February 04, 2007

frustrated

Week after week, I just don't seem to be staying within my points. Each week, I eat all my target points, all my activity points, all my weekly allowance points, plus about 20-30 more. I figure I should do very well if I ever get to maintenance and get a few extra points for each day.

I don't have any good excuses. I know that it's possible to stay within my points, but it requires a lot more time and attention and planning than I've been able to successfully do. I usually do pretty well up until the weekend and then things get spectacularly bad. So if I could keep things a little leaner early in the week, and save some of those 35 weekly points for the weekend, I'd probably be fine.

I'm trying to set things up for next week a little better. This weekend I did a lot of big cooking: chicken, barbecued beef, rice. Hopefully having some easy things to grab for lunch or to use as a start for a dinner will make it go a little better this week.

2 comments:

  1. It sounds like you are aware of the problem and are taking steps to work on it.

    You're cooking good things like protein (chicken, beef) and rice.

    This may be an excellent idea. I know Jack Sprat talks about coming home and cutting up his veggies for when he gets home during the week (he's a better man than I, Gunga Din).

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  2. i think it requires a lot of planning to stay w/in your points, and that goes for someone at 22 or someone at 30... the only way to really know how you're doing, is to either (a) eat the same thing everyday or (b) plan out each day ahead of time and stick to it... maybe it would be easier if you took one day at a time instead of looking at the whole week... might be less overwhelming...

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