After last week's disappointment and subsquent breakdown, I decided I was going to take a much needed break. A break from counting points, looking at nutrion labels, measuring stuff etc. A break from meal planning. A break from constantly thinking and being aware of every last thing that goes into my mouth.
I basically decided eff it, I'm going to eat what I want, when I want, for one week. Wine. Pizza. McDonalds. Pop. Chips. (there was some healthy stuff too.. I made fajitas one night.. pork chops and veggies another night - really my days weren't too far off, it was more the evenings where I had let loose)
|Yeah. This pretty much sums up my week. |
It was AWESOME.
What this has helped me realize is that this is why I need to stick with my program. Because if I say screw it and go back to all my old habits, it's not going to be long at all before I'm back up to my old, unhealthy weight. So I shall struggle on.
It also made me aware of the changes in my body and appetite. The night we went to McDonalds, I had a double-cheese burger and a small order of french fries and found myself stuffed to the point where I really was feeling uncomfortable and it occurred to me that where four years ago I'd still be hungry at that point, now I could have probably survived with just the burger. Same goes with pizza. I used to be able to eat 4-5 slices of a medium or large pizza and now I'm good, if not too full, after two.
So with these realizations in hand, I'm ready to get back on the program again. Word has it that next week they're starting a new program and points values are also going to incorporate protein and carbohydrates and the like into the points values, which means a lot of things like fruit are going to have a zero value. I'm not sure how i feel about it as it seems kind of arbitrary, but I'll give it a shot.
Until next week.. (okay, well obviously I'm going to post in between, but you know what i mean)