Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Party Strategies (well, new for me)

I went to my sister's birthday party last night. I'm happy to say, I was able to track everything and... well, okay, I'll admit it, I ended up using 36 of my 35 weekly points. BUT here are the reasons why it could have been much worse:
  • I decided not to have ANY chips. If I'd decided to have "just a couple," I wouldn't have been able to stop. By making the decision not to have any, I didn't even have to think about it, or have an argument in my head (do you know the kind I mean?) about having "just one more."
  • I also avoided all of the ice cream sundaes/toppings. I decided that ice cream really isn't my favourite and it wasn't worth it to me. (You may be wondering how I went overboard while avoiding all the chips AND ice cream. Yeah, it was basically because of the brie, not gonna lie. Oh, and the alcohol. And the appetizers...)
  • I somehow realized that I was perhaps underestimating what I was eating, and I went to another room for a few minutes to track it. I've never actually tracked DURING a party before. I honestly thought I was maybe at about 16 weekly points... but I added it up, and I was at 36! The mini quiches that I remembered as being 2 points for 2 were actually 4 points for 2!! So the extras that I ate (and hadn't planned for) really did some damage!
I was being much more honest about what I was actually eating than I usually am. Since I had some of this food after midnight, I took one point away from Sunday's daily points, and checked off all of my weekly points in my tracker.

I really did NOT want to use up all of my weekly points on Saturday--the rest of the week will be tough without them. But I do plan on exercising a lot, and focusing on filling foods.

I'm calling last night a success.


Anonymous said...

It's always nice when we can look back and could've been worse. That means there was some success found :)

And you can pass up brie?? Yum.

Katie said...

I can't pass up brie! That was one of the problems, haha :)

Fatinah said...

wow - great work on the party!!

I think we all have the urge to not count as many points as we should - good on you for keeping yourself honest - you're going to have a great week!

Katie said...

Thanks so much, Fatinah!

Sometimes it feels like if I don't track it, it doesn't count... which is such silly thinking! Whether I track it or not, my body knows I ate it!

Tricia said...

Great job!

Katie said...

Thanks, Tricia!