Monday, January 11, 2010

Losing it.

This week I didn't go up or down on the scale. This pleases me. I worked hard but slipped a little here and there (including having alcohol two nights this week out). I also didn't work out as much as I could have. I still have 7.2 lbs to go before I hit my 5% wannabe weight of 165 pounds. By my 26th birthday.

Something that continues to irk me is: how many POINTS food actually is sometimes. For example, on Saturday I was out to the supermarket on my lunch break with my colleague. We decided to splurge on "Fudge Fantasies" (we got the minis) from a local bakery "The Cookie Factory." Welp, before I knew it, we were back in her office, chatting away and I looked at the container. I decided to eat only 4 cookies, after writing down the stats (Calories, fat and fiber) to look up later on. 4 teeny, weeny cookies later and back at my desk I realized that each cookie had 3 points. 3 POINTS. I wasted 12 POINTS, half of my daily food intake on 4 little pieces of crap. Initially, I was kind of pissed off. But I got over it relatively quickly. I ate cookies, wrote down the amount of pointage and went about my day.

12 POINTS is a lot. When I sweat for 30 minutes on a cardio machine, I could potentially earn back 2 POINTS. That would mean I would have to work out 180 minutes OR 3 hours just to touch those cookies. WTF!?!

My dears, we all slip up every now and then. I slipped and tripped and bumped along almost an entire year, hehe. But seriously, I know that I can't beat myself up over 4 cookies. They were delicious, yes. But I know I can get a lot more food in for 12 points (4 cups of whole wheat pasta!?!?!) and be a lot more sassified. And sassification is good!

4 comments:

~Kelly~ said...

Hey. I found your blog through a friend you went to college with. I read the whole thing and you inspired me to make my own. I'm so excited!.. Now you can add one more supporter to your list!

Meg said...

The important part is that you realized that the cookies are not worth it. Yeah, you ate them (but only FOUR! Imagine if you had eaten more?!) but you learned what they cost! 3 hours...man, those are some expensive cookies....

Rockin Austin said...

Funny that Meg put it like that, I always thought of my points like money...expensive cookies is right. And now you know and that is MORE than half the battle!

Me said...

It's only too true. Even if you don't count points.
But like you say, you can't get all moody and frustrated about it. Enjoy, and then learn from it. (doesn't mean you'll not do it again, but then you'll do it consciously.)