Right now, I want to eat. This Weight Watchers Plan is really good, in terms of allowing for lots of cheating, but what happens when you run out of room for cheating?
As you guys know, I have 25 points a day that I'm allowed to eat. There's an additional 35 points a week that I can use to splurge any way I wish. There's also an activity points aspect that you earn from working out.
Last night, I went to Salsa dancing and had a blast. I kept track of everything I consumed. When I ran out of points around 11:45, I waited until 12 to add whatever I ate after that time, so that my points could reset (sneaky!).
I was mad hungry when I got home, so I had a Hot Pocket. When I woke up at 6:30 and ate breakfast, I had already used 11 of my points.
My co-worker brought donuts for everyone, so I took a plain donut for four points. Lasagna was six, and I had a whole rack of Keebler Club Crackers. Now, I find myself in a situation where I have used all my food points, I have used all my activity points, and I have used all my splurge points. I want another freaking donut.
Now, I find myself at a crossroad. I'm a grown woman. I know right from wrong. But I freaking want a donut!!!! I'm trying my very best to stick to my plan, which is to go home, run my 4 miles uphill, and rack up a crazy number of activity points. Then I'll finish eating my soup with my English muffin and butter. If I have enough points left over, I'll have some Weight Watchers ice cream too.
I'm not going to try and rationalize this time by saying that I can have the donut and run it off later. I'm already at -.5 points left over. I really want to skip the run, and if I give myself the donut now, I won't have any incentive. Nope. Gotta stick to my guns.