Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I Have Had a Lapse

I got a little depressed Sunday and yesterday and I just let the chips fall where they may and started eating. Last night, I got home and put in all the food I'd eaten and I really did a bad thing. I'm still within my weekly limits, but for the first time ever, I dipped into my weekly points, and in 2 days consumed 28 of them.

In the cool light of day, I realize I could have called my husband, could have taken a walk, done a crossword puzzle, anything to distract myself. But instead, I sat and ate. Book club did me no favors--the food was so good, I didn't want to prevent myself from eating whatever the heck I wanted.

I came home and did 20 minutes of exercise at 11:00 last night, but it was half-hearted and compared to the aerobics I'm used to doing, what can I say? It's not going to do much.

So I'm back on the wagon as of this morning, and fortunately I do have the points left over that I don't have to worry about it. Still, I hope that I won't allow myself to slip like that again. It was very, very worrying that it just went so far.


Talmadge Gleck said...

I beg to differ. This wasn't a lapse -- you were within your weekly points, therefore you're still within boundaries of The Format.

Matter of fact, I dip well into my 35 allottment each week -- usually as many as 30 (!!). My rule is that I save 'em for the weekend, so that Saturday I can pretty much 'go wild' (read: boiled peanut orgy) without worrying.

Now, if you were to have gone beyond your 35, then yeah - we'll talk about falling off the wagon. For now, this doesn't qualify for the rumbleseat!

Tomorrow will be better.


Lauren said...

I wholeheartedly agree with Tal. This is not a lapse at all. You are ALLOWED those weekly points!

There are many WW followers who actually lose MORE weight when they dip into their weekly points.

And then there's me...who has ZERO points left for the day at 12:40 p.m. (And yes, I already ate my activity points from the gym this morning.)

Lauren said...

PS: The word verification code for the previous post was IZWYKS.

Yes, I am weak! Especially when they treat us to pizza for lunch.

nettiemac said...

What they said!!

Melissa said...

Listen to them...they are right! :)

Don't be so hard on yourself...you are working to change lifelong habits, you can't just will them away - you are already a HUGE step ahead b/c you recognize that you need to change the pattern.