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The Day After

11 Oct

So yesterday was the worst food day I have had since this whole journey started, I thought today might feel like I was starting over but it doesn’t, it feels like one more day in the journey – which I think is good, means I am still on my path and the little (freakin big!) detour I took yesterday wasn’t such a big deal. Sounds pretty good, don’t-cha think? 😛

I slept in, aaaaah, gotta love doing that on a monday! Before I went out I made sure to have a nice big meal so as to prevent any screwing up while I was out. I had the two left over slices of pizza in the fridge and I kept toying with eating those and just getting them out of the way but instead I made a grilled sandwich and had some fruit and yogurt with it. The meal I made came out to 9.25 points which is funny cause if I had eaten the two slices of pizza they would have been 8 points – the healthier option was more points?!? Oh the irony. I am ok with the 9.25 points though because I got dairy, protein, fruit, vegg, carbs…all kinds of goodness! Sure, the pizza had lots of veggies so that would have been something, and I s’pose the cheese could have been a serving of dairy (I am really not sure about that tho), and yeah the crust is carbs but when weighing the food I ate and the pizza I feel confident the food I ate was the healthier option, despite what the points say. I am pretty sure the pizza wouldn’t have kept me as full for as long either, so there ya go, my fresh made meal kicked the pizzas ass! lol

Here is what I ate:

1 Activia yogurt = 2 points

1 toasted sandwich

    – 2 pieces bread = 2 points

    – 2 slices turkey = 0.5 points

    – 2 cheese slices = 2 points

    – 1 tbls light miracle whip = 0 points

    – 2 tomato slices = 0 points

1/4 cup mashed yam = 0.75 points

1 cup 1% milk = 2 points

3 cup kettle corn = 2 points

1 Starbucks Latte Grande = 6 points

1 grapefruit = 1 point

1/2 tbls sugar = 1 point

2 Peek Freans LifeStyle Selections shortcake cookies = 2 points

1 Werther’s Original Chocolate Crunch = 1 point

Total points used is 22.25. I was really toying with that werther’s candy, it was either be a little bit under my points or a little bit over and maybe it would have been better to be a bit under because of all those points I ate yesterday but I dunno. My logic went both ways, the first was: if I go under after a day of going so so so over it might be too much of an adjustment for my body food intake wise and it’ll mess with my metabolism cause my body won’t know what is going on, logic two is: keeping my metabolism on its toes is the way to go, having a low calorie day after a high calorie day keeps the body wondering what is going on and it can’t coast cause it is constantly adjusting.

Really, since it’s such a small difference (only 1 point for the candy) I doubt it’ll make a difference no matter which way I went but it does make me wonder which is the right choice. There is split thinking on this in the world of healthy eating. Some “experts” say no matter what eating plan you are following you should have about two higher calorie days per week cause it keeps your metabolism from plateauing. I am pretty sure you can guess what the other “experts” say…that would be the opposite of having two higher calorie days lol…as in keep every day as close to the same calorie wise so your body knows it is not gonna be starved and doesn’t start hoarding your body fat. Too bad you can’t just speak to your body and have it understand, that way you can warn it what you are going to do and it won’t freak out. Course…that would put you on the train to crazy town so maybe don’t start talking to the bod. lol.

Oh, heads up, those LifeStyle shortcake cookies I ate, holy crap they are gooooood! They are a new find – I came accross them today by chance. They are real shortcake not some health crap pretending to be shortcake, sure they are a tad small but that’s what you get when it’s 1 point for 1 cookie. I feel it is going to take me forever and a day to get through the box and I almost wish I had not discovered them until December (in my world shortcake cookies go with christmas) but like I am really complaining about finding a yummy low point cookie? Yah, right! lol.

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