Friday, March 23, 2012

Things to Remember

Last night we went out and used a gift card we had for Red Lobster taking little goat in tow.  That wasn't the plan - spaghetti was the plan - but we both got home totally exhausted and with no desire to move much less cook.  So let's us the gift card!  Yay!

Now you all know that it is dangerous to go off plan, at least for me.  And for the most part I made OK choices.  I acknowledged that I'd probably use some weekly points and allowed myself not to feel guilty about that.

I had a salad with about a third of the dressing.  I ordered shrimp and green beans.  The shrimp were a treat, but a delicious one.

If I had stuck with that I would have been 1 point over for the day.  Respectable.

But I didn't.  Why not?  Three words...

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Here is the reality. I can't just have one of these things. And they just keep refilling them.  When the carnage was over I had 5 biscuits.  For an additional 20 Weight Watcher's points.  Really it could be so much worse.  I've used 21 weekly points so far out of 49.  I'm not over, nor is it even a "bad" week yet.  I can still exercise and eat right the rest of the week and not even be off the plan.

These are good things to remember.  Realistically I'm not even that guilty about it.   I am disappointed in my choices, but I don't have shame over them.  But here is what I want to remember.

After a full meal and 5 biscuits I was uncomfortably full for the remainder of the night.  My energy level never came back up, instead I was sluggish and blah.  I had overeaten and I hadn't done that in a LONG time.  I want to remember that discomfort.

Those biscuits were delicious.  I can't lie, but were 5 of them worth it?  No.  They didn't leave me feeling better after my meal, they left me feeling worse.  And that feeling isn't worth the biscuits to me.  I'm not sure I'll remember to just have one next time, but maybe just two.  Food should help me feel strong and energized, not full and sluggish.

So I am writing this down so I remember and so I marvel at how far I've come.


Laura P said...

Biscuits and breadsticks are my WEAKNESS. Seriously, more so than PB Cups.

So I understand the not being "able" to have just one.

I've had that uncomfortably full feeling recently as well and want to remember it. I will learn from it.

Valerie said...

Ugh! I hate baskets of bread/chips/crackers/etc. I can't help but just keep reaching in. I will say, though, the one thing that helps me with the Red Lobster biscuits is the salt. They're very salty. It took me a while to recognize it, but once I did they weren't nearly as appetizing. The same can be said whenever I have a cookie from Barnes & Noble. I don't taste the delicious chocolate nearly as much as the gag-inducing salt.

I'm glad that you realize, though, that having 5 biscuits is not the end of the world, and it's not the end of a diet. It's just one not-so-great day among many fabulous days. Keep up the great work!

Sabrina said...

Those are the reason I go to Red Lobster! I LOVE BREAD! And that's why I am a fat kid. haha :)

Sarah - Fat Little Legs said...

I have a recipe for them 2 PointsPlus each... I'll send it to you.