Friday, May 04, 2007

day 4, giving myself credit

I'm not sure I'll keep up with the daily Beck Diet updates, but it really has helped me focus a little more so far. Yesterday I was supposed to give myself credit. I found some sticky stars and put a star on each day this week that I stayed within my Weight Watchers points. I have a little pocket in my journal where I'm keeping my index cards and I put the sheet of stickers in there. I figure I can also use them for when I do something else that deserves credit, like resisting a really strong temptation.

I am doing Weight Watchers a little differently, more similar to the old Winning Points system. My "tweak" is still totally within the system as written, it's just divvying up the weekly allowance points differently. I never did well with the Flex system, because with the weekly allowance points, it's possible to mess up your whole week by eating them all on Monday (I've done it many times) and are stuck with a measly 22 points per day (in my case) for the rest of the week. In the old Winning Points system, I got 20-25 points per day, and I almost always topped out at 25. So I am using 3 of those weekly allowance points for every day to boost my daily target to 25, and holding the other 14 weekly allowance points in case of extreme need only. This is in addition to any activity points I earn.

Yesterday I was very hungry about 4 hours after dinner and had no points left, so I used 2 points for popcorn out of my emergency stash. I am going to give myself credit for keeping it to that 2 points, instead of thinking, "Oh, I'm going over my points. I might as well have _____________ since I've blown it anyway" (filling in way too much food in that blank). Gold star for me.

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like this Beck deal is keeping you focused. I like it. I forgot about eating sitting down, though. My kitchen island messes me up sometimes, and so does being in a hurry. But I caught myself this morning and stopped. I waited until I got to work, and ate sitting at my desk. So, I guess I will give myself credit for that! Thanks for the update!

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  2. sounds a lot like the wendi plan, different points on different days - all coming out the same in the end... its a great way to keep your body guessing at how much food its going to get... :o)

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