Today I decided to sign up for Weight Watchers online. I did this because I am a list and tally person. I love to write things down-it is a mental dysfunction of mine. I will wake in the morning and make the most wonderful "to-do" list and set out to accomplish everything I have on the list... even if it is 50 pages long and has things like "paint the entire house" and "re-sod the front yard." I do everything in my power to cross off the tasks on my list. It is a rush when I can look at a list and see more check marks than to-do's on it.
That being said, I figured putting a point system on all of my food and then tallying what I have eaten through the day would be fun. I foolishly thought it would be a whimsical thing that would give me pleasure.
Well, here it is only 4:30 p.m. and I only have 6 points left for my day! I have not even eaten dinner yet... but I only have 6 points left. I have made the most wonderful spaghetti and meatballs and it smells delicious... but I only have 6 points left and spaghetti and meatballs are 16 points.
Who thought of giving spaghetti and meatballs 16 points? That is unfair!
Sure, if I hadn't eaten 1/4 cup of chocolate disks that I have in the cabinet for my chocolate fountain this afternoon I would have been able to eat the yummy spaghetti and meatballs, but once I popped one of those little chocolate disks in my mouth, I could not stop myself. Stupid chocolate.
Now I don't know what I can eat for dinner. I suppose I can eat some hard-boiled eggs while I watch my family eat the spaghetti and meatballs... or I can just eat the damn spaghetti and use some of my points for tomorrow. Yeah, that is what I will do. I am sure I will have more will power tomorrow.
I wonder how many points a loaf of garlic bread is...