I am still thoroughly confused with the new WW propoints system. Tonight I need to eat a quick supper before we drive up to Suffolk and so I went to M&S in my lunch-hour for a prick-and-ping meal. I dithered around for ages, not knowing what to pick: all the low cal ranges looked very carby which I think is the devil as far as the new system is concerned (I think so but I'm not sure). In the end I picked a Chilli chicken noodles dish from a range which said “high protein and balanced carbs” (and lower calorie), as I knew protein is good on pp. At least, that’s what I thought – I’ve come back and pointed it and it’s 12 points. It’s therefore blown my budget for today – and made me feel very ‘oh sod it’. I know it's not constructive and I am battling it but I feel infuriated, frustrated and confused. I know we have the 49 bonus points, but I was planning on saving those for a meal out on Saturday night. I just wish I had some clue what to do in these circumstances – at least on the old system I could pick things up and check relative values of calories and saturated fat to make an educated choice, now .... no idea, blank, nothing, nada, not a glimmer. I cannot work out the logic behind it – I’m not sure if it’s me being thick or not but I am really struggling.
At least I have a pretty perfect day lined up for tomorrow. We’re going for a walk (as long as it’s not tipping it down with rain – forecast is fog. A bit iffy as it’s a riverside walk!), then to see the new Harry Potter film (long-suffering bf) and then out for dinner. Where it’s going to be pretty impossible to make WW friendly choices since I don’t know what they are. But it's to celebrate our pseudo-anniversary - 16 years since we met! I was a mere child, obviously. I'll let this anniversary date go once we're married and stick to that as the day of celebration but for now, I think it's something worth celebrating. I will be having a glass of champagne and 2 glasses of wine - I give you fair warning of this! Of course, I'd like half a bottle of each, but I am hoping for third time lucky with Scales of Severity on Tuesday.
But seriously, how can you make good choices and succeed on a diet when you don’t know (and have not been told) what those good choices are? It makes me feel very anxious. A trigger for sugar consumption of course!