Today was a close call.....I started to fall off the wagon. Luckily, I was able to catch myself before I did! The fact that I did (catch myself) is HUGE. HUGE!!!!! I haven't been able to get back on the wagon since I fell off back in April. I lost 10 pounds in March and then all of a sudden I couldn't get it together. I'd have a few good days (or one) and then I'd slip...but instead of counting the points for the goodies I'd eaten, I would tell myself I'd do better tomorrow...and then the next day, etc., etc.
Around lunch time I was STARVING and craving anything and everything. I decided I would have a few of the White Cheddar Cheez-It's I love so much. Those darn things are tasty--but 3 points for a little handful. I could eat the whole box. Luckily, I didn't...but I did have about 2 servings worth of them. I took a little cat nap while Mason was napping to get rid of my headache. I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while Mason had his snack. I had one of those mocha frappe things from McDonalds (without whipped cream) too. So what stopped me from falling off? Before going out to the grocery store I put on the jeans I bought on Saturday that were kind of tight....today they weren't tight. Woo Hoo!! I then re-planned the rest of the food for the evening. Instead of the beef stroganoff I was planning to make, I am baking some chicken breast and having some of that broccoli and cheese steamer things and a cup of soup. I put the crackers and the sandwich into my points tracker and I only ended up using 2.5 flex points after all that. Ohhhh....and I managed to get a little walk in. It was only 15 minutes...but that's a start, I suppose.
It's so exciting to me that I think I have finally found whatver it is I need to keep motivated and to keep myself on the right track. Once school starts in a few weeks I won't have as much free time as I do now, but I know that by having a few weeks already under my belt, I will make time.