The Truth I Tell My Weight Watchers Journal

You could probably all tell that I was not happy or satisfied with my result at Weight Watchers on Saturday.  I took it like an adult…didn’t scream or cry…but I was Not happy. 

Sadly, my dissatisfaction carried over to Sunday.  I started out well, but I found myself in one of those impossible time loops were Nothing filled me, Nothing satisfied me.  I have days like that from time to time.  I may even have a series of days like that or Heaven forbid, a Week like that.  I try to control them and keep them from happening, but in truth they do.

I always tell the truth here at BCDC about what I eat.  However, I don’t always tell the Whole truth.  I am sometimes guilty of sins of omission.  If only the omission could be What I eat, not the Telling.

One place gets the Whole Truth and nothing but the Truth. That is my Weight Watchers Journal.  There were times in the first few years that I was a WW member, that I would just stop writing my foods at a certain point in a day (or a week)  I suppose my thinking was…If I didn’t write it, I didn’t eat it.  That is such a big mistake to make.  I long ago gave up trying to fool myself into thinking it’s a good choice.

I now tell the Truth.

I now use a Three Month Tracker Journal instead of the little paper ones they give at WW each week.  My thinking is…If I have to pay for it, I’ll use it the way it should be used and get the most out of it. 

It’s hard for you to read, I’m sure but I used 22 points from my Weekly Points Allowance…22 EXTRA Points…The First Day of the Week!!  Not a good choice.  Not a choice I usually allow myself to make.  However, the good choice is-I wrote it all down, counted it in to my day and my week and now I’m moving on. 

I can’t change what I did on Sunday, but I can do my best to have a good, mindful Monday.  It’s no time to be getting off track.

We’ll be leaving Tuesday for Atlanta.  We’re going there to attend Ralph’s Army Reunion.  We always have a great time there and have such fun catching up with all of the men Ralph served with in Vietnam and all of the new friends we’ve made during the 11 years we’ve been attending the Reunions.

As usual when we travel, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to post everyday, but I will definitely keep in touch by Twitter.  If you don’t follow me @BCDCFran , now’s the time and I’ll keep you up to date!

Not sure what our departure time will be on Tuesday, but hopefully it’s more on time than our departure for New Mexico!

Happy Tuesday!  See you from Atlanta!

14 responses to “The Truth I Tell My Weight Watchers Journal

  1. I best thing you can do it be honest with yourself and then move on from it.

  2. oh, that is FUN that you have another trip, fran! enjoy atlanta, reconnecting with ralph’s friends.
    i have LOVED paper journals of all types, ever since i was a child! i think i have enough extra ones lying around to last ten years!
    all the best with your goals this week!!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I had planned to try to make a WW meeting this morning since I won’t be able to go on Saturday, but I think that will go by the wayside because of timing. I know what to do and now I just need to do it. There I said it! Take care!

  3. Have a great time at the reunion! I’m supposed to be tracking what I eat now (for nutrition) but am finding it hard to write everything down. I just forget!! You’ll get back on track 🙂

  4. great post, fran. I’m definitely in those “first few years” for you though, where eventually I just give up writing it all down. :-/ I loved the story in the meeting the guy told about his 119-point day! I want to work on being a little more journal-accountable.

    • It is the best way to stay on track, Sweetie. I know it’s worked for me over the years. You’ll get back on track. You’ve got a lot going on and that can make it hard to write everything down. But I KNOW you can do it!! Hugs!

  5. Journaling/keeping track is so essential to diet/nutrition goals! I log everything I eat–not for weight loss purposes but to make sure I’m getting the ratios and grams that will help me meet my goals. No way I’d stay on track if I didn’t keep myself accountable. And yup, if I pay for something, I WILL do it and get my money’s worth ;D So I don’t doubt that you can get back on track (And have a fabulous time in ATL in the meantime!).

  6. Eating well on the road is always a struggle for me too. Fran we all have those ‘Sundays’ where we’re a bottomless pit, move on and keep up the good work, you have the skill and you know what to do. Being more accountable will help you I am sure.

  7. I started the year with all my clothes feeling tight. I started using an app called My Fitness Pal, that lets you record all the food (and calories) you eat. Sometimes I don’t put my food in at first…but usually I’ll face the music and type it in. Often it’s not as bad as I thought!

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