I’m struggling. Not even half way through day 2 on WW and I’m struggling. Today, the best I can manage is to hit points bang on – and I really wanted to be saving 4 every week day for the weekend.
I had my granola, strawberries and yoghurt breakfast – 4.5 points (although I’ve discovered I can have twice the amount of yoghurt for the same points so looking forward to tomorrow already!). Mid-morning I was starving and had a nectarine and 2 nairn’s choc chip oatcakes – 2 points. Lunchtime I’ve got a green salad (all 0 points except for the dsp of olive oil which is a shocking 1.5 points – and that’s cutting it down from a tbsp, and a QUARTER of an avocado for 1.5 points (I think avocado’ll have to go)) and a home-baked spiced chicken breast which all comes to 6 points for lunch. Then this evening I have two WW recipes that I made double of yesterday – goan prawn curry with rice (Rice! I can’t remember the last time I ate rice) and sag chicken - 7 points. And then 10g chocolate for 1 point. And unless I can manage all afternoon without a snack (of 1.5 points), I’m there at 22 points. How do I DO this? Where am I going wrong? I really need to be able to save those 4 points for the weekend.
Yesterday I KNOW – in retrospect – where I went wrong. At my mum’s she offered us a magnum. I did a quick calculation in my head and thought I had enough points with a bit of jiggery-pokery. Schoolgirl error – it was a Magnum Gold and was 7.5 points! I had to cut lunch out almost completely to compensate. It was not even that good. Unlike a Magnum Temptation (which a google search said was 6) which was utterly delicious, despite its hilarious reverent gold jewellery box style packaging. We have 2 in the freezer at the tin hut and I’m hoping to be able to have one of them at least (if I can persuade BNF to have the other).
And all this is before I tackle the big problem of how I keep a grip on points over the weekend when I’ll be away in the tin hut for 3 days (whoopee for 3 days, argh for points).
AND I have to go and drink 2 cocktails tomorrow. No, seriously, I do. I’m trying out cocktails for my birthday do. How do I point them? How do I keep to points that day? Let alone save some for the weekend. If only stress burnt fat....
Of course, it’s interesting that I’m struggling so much on my allocated points – I guess I have been over-eating all along without realising (and STILL being hungry).