Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Trouble With Counting Points

I was working on my freelance article yesterday (which involved going to clothing shops). I couldn't resist taking this pic when I was in size 14 jeans :)

I'll admit it--this week I pretty much failed at counting points. Most of the time, I kept a running track in my head and I was pretty conscious of what I was eating. But did I actually put my points on paper? Nope. I'm not sure why I'm feeling so against counting points? Maybe it's because, by this point, I feel like I have a pretty good handle of how much I should be eating/ the kinds of foods I should be eating each day. And I'm sick of carrying my tracker book with me everywhere I go. However, EVERYONE says that tracking points is the MOST important aspect of losing weight. That way, you don't forget the bites, licks, and tastes.

Anyway, today I'm back to counting points. Here's the plan for today:

B: Tea, oatmeal (3)
L: Grilled Cheese, WW Fudge Bar (6)
S: Grapes (1)
D: TBD--although there will be a lot of extra points by that time.

I also plan on going to my Zumba class tonight :)

Happy Hump Day everyone!


  1. Looking fine in those jeans! I sometimes resent counting points. And I always assume that there will be a time in the future (way way into the future) that I will be able to maintain intuitively, no counting. So I look forward to that day, but for now I know that I need the accountability of counting. Good job, girl.

  2. I don't know if counting points is THE MOST important part of losing weight, but it certainly does help. I know when I don't count I maintain and when I do track (honestly) I do lose, but I think you have to give yourself some wiggle room!