Has this happened to you? Toward the end of the day yesterday, I was in good shape -- had eaten a nice balance of foods and had just enough points left to have some popcorn while I watched a movie on DVD. I had the popcorn and still didn't feel satisfied. I wanted more.
I thought, "OK, I can go over my points a little bit, I'll just get one little snack." Even as I made that decision, I knew it was a bad one. Once I'm over, after all, there's no reason not to go over more. My first trip to the kitchen turned into three trips.
My movie snacking ended up being: 1/2 c. popcorn kernels, air-popped and spritzed with a little canola oil and Kernel Seasons, 20 Ritz crackers and 2 slices of cheese, and about a cup of pistachio nuts in the shell. So I had about 16 points while watching the movie, putting me over for the day by 14, or more than half my total daily allowance.
I get frustrated with myself when I do things like this. I woke up this morning still feeling a little full, a sure sign I ate too much. It's funny, too, that I just started reading The Beck Diet today, which talks about the importance of sticking to your food plan and remembering the reasons you want to lose weight when you're tempted to stray. I even thought about it as I was putting together my second plate of cheese and crackers. And do you know what I thought? "I don't care."
So far, Beck Diet 0, Jen's Inner Fat Girl 1. Bummer.