Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Get to the Point!

I have had a great week. Stayed within my points everyday, but Saturday. I used only a few of my weekly points allowance. I exercised everyday, usually I take one day off.

And then it hit, I realized I had so many points left for the week that I just HAD to use some. Tonight, I went to choir and came home to watch the Biggest Loser. Now, it's 11:30pm and I am snacking to make up for the rest of the week. Why do I do this? I feel obligated to use my points. I have them, I NEED to use them. After exercising, I have eaten a 100 calorie snack pack and a huge slice of pizza.

This is just the opposite of what I was feeling yesterday. Yesterday, I passed on the shake and ended up having a great day and today I am rewarding myself with food.

I still have a lot of work to go before I am ready to go without journaling everything I eat. Ugh!


Kathy said...

Sometimes the "points" are not the point which is what Core is all about. Eating just because there are points sitting there uneaten makes us feel "guilty" because we not eating from hunger but for other reasons. It's something to think about.

Matt Keeling said...

I have a similar problem at times, particularly after I exercise. I get off my bike and I have this feeling that I should congratulate myself, WITH FOOD. I did it for 34 years before I started this. That is going to be a very hard habit to break. Your doing great! Don't beat yourself up to much. You realized what you did and that in itself is a good thing.

Jodie said...

That happens to me too..Last night I had planned on having a McD's ice cream cone on the way home from a church meeting. I really wasn't terribly hungry and I thought about skipping it (even though I had already planned the points out). Then I realized if I didn't reward myself then, the next day I would be thinking about food and rewarding myself for not eating the icecream. Isn't it crazy how our minds work! Congratulations on your progress!! It's amazing.

ebsfwan said...

It's funny how you can be doing well for a long time then all of a sudden slip.