Date night was a diet fail.
It had the common downfalls: Bread, dessert, popcorn. A salad that had more points than I thought it would.
I consumed all my extra points in one day. Right now I’m at -2 for my weekly allowance. I knew I’d go over, but I didn’t expect it to be by this much. At least I didn’t drink them this week?
But I have not failed. I can’t function very long on this diet if I just give up the minute I do it wrong.
Our meal was the three course meal for $25 offered with restaurant week. The first course had a choice of spinach salad, ceasar salad or soup du jour, which was a tomato soup. I thought the spinach was the best option, but I later figured it out to be 9 points. The tomato might have been a better choice. And of course there was the bread.
Second course Doug and I both got the bacon-wrapped filet with fingerling potatoes. That course wasn’t too bad on the points, I think it was around 9.
Where Doug and I both went wrong was still getting movie theater snacks even though we had dessert. Its funny, I know I at least wouldn’t usually do that. But we hardly ever go to the movies anymore and I wanted the popcorn!
Backing up… for dessert I got the strawberry cheesecake, which I calcuated to be 12.
I was proud of myself at the movie because I got a small popcorn without butter. And I was surprised that the popcorn tasted the same. I guess the taste doesn’t come from the butter. A small popcorn at our theater was 7 cups. And I ate it all. That came out pretty good at 13. Doug fared a bit worse as his reese’s pieces were 23. But we’re at about the same overall because he gets more points than me.
Another complicating factor for me was that I caved and had a small piece of cake earlier in the day.
But what I did do right: drank diet pop, only one helping of bread, small popcorn without butter and not snacking more during the day. These things I did right are the very reason I’m fat! So yes, it could have been a whole lot worse.
Side note: we saw The Green Hornet, which was hilarious. Its so disappointing when we see a bad movie now since we don’t see too many movies, but this movie was great.
So my new plan of attack for the week is to stick as best I can to my 31 regular points per day and exercise a lot to earn my extra activity points! One day does not a diet make. We’re learning a lot of lessons in our first month on weight watchers, and this might be the biggest one and also the one I’m having the most trouble with.