Points: Too many!!!! - Seriously - 50.5
Today was an eating disaster. I was in Buffalo all day and just got home. I had the best intentions. I checked out the Panera menu before I left and found very few things that were point friendly, but I did decide on having the Cafe Salad and the Low Fat Chicken Tortilla Soup.
The day started out fine, weighed myself and saw I was at 238.8. Scale is going in the right direction. Came downstairs to have my oatmeal before I left and realised I was half an hour late! I ran out the door without eating (Mistake #1).
On the way, of course my son was hungry because he also didn't have time to eat. He wanted to get McDonald's. I said sure, I wasn't going to have any, but he could. I pulled into the drive thru, he ordered...then I ordered!!! (Mistake #2). I was really hungry by that point so I ordered an Egg McMuffin and Hashbrown combo. Total points 9.5.
We went for lunch at Panera and I did well, I stuck to my plan, salad and soup. Total points 7.75 including two bites of a multigrain baguette. Feeling good and that I could still save the day. My son then buys me a chocolate chipper cookie. It's not a big cookie, how many points could it be? I ate the cookie (Mistake #4). Came home and found out it is worth 10 points!!!! For 10 points I would rather have had my usual sandwich than a small 3 oz cookie.
The day goes on, shopping, running errands, its now 3 p.m. and we are all hungry. Where do we go? McDonald's again. (Mistake #5) By this time, I don't even know what I was thinking, or if I was thinking at all. 1 Quarter Pounder later and half an order of fries I had used up 18 more points.
On the way home we stop for coffee at Tim Hortons. What goes with Tim's coffee? Timbits. Another 7 points.
Grand total for the day 50.5. Insanity.
I am glad that I came home and figured out the points and wrote it down...now I know that it's just not worth it and that I can do so much better. I have to plan so much better for days like to day though, I need to take Fibre One Bars or some fruit, or something I can eat for times when I need to eat in a hurry. Lesson learned.
I'm not beating myself up about this, the day is over. Tomorrow is a new day and I'll get right back on plan. This is one day out of the rest of my life, and the last three weeks I have done so well that one day out of 21 is still a good success rate.