Here's my first weekly food journal! Of course, this week only consists of two days. Even so, I found this immensely helpful!
Wednesday, I did pretty good. Lunch could have been healthier. Thursday, being the 4th of July, I was faced with some big temptations. I went to a state park with a bunch of friends and we had a cookout. I ended up having both a hamburger AND a hot dog, as well as potato salad and 3 brownie bites.
Then my sister and I stopped by Wendy's last in the evening and got dinner. So, that was another hamburger. I mean, seriously.
However, old me would have gotten a full on combo meal with fries and a big burger in addition to the Wendy's frosty cone and iced tea. The Wendy's Frosty cone is only 8 PP, which surprised me. I thought it would be upwards of 10! Old me also would have eaten the entire tray of brownie bites (plus a few of the cookies that were hanging around), instead of stopping at 3. Also, there were chips and I passed those over completely.
So, I did go over my points yesterday, but I had earned 9 activity points and dipped into my 49 weekly points.
I also learned some things...like potato salad is crazy high in Points Plus. Which should probably be obvious since it is basically a vat of mayonnaise with some potatoes thrown in for good measure. So, in the future, I will take a smaller portion, if any. I fully intended to just eat the hamburger, but the hot dog started calling my name shortly thereafter. So, in the future, I will find a way to make myself busy and distract myself from the siren's call of the hot dog. Another self-tip for future picnics and BBQs...bring a healthy salad, some fruit, and or some other vegetable side dish to fill up on, possibly foregoing the potato salad all together!
So here's a screen capture of my spreadsheet tracker for the past two days. It's not very fancy, as I am only literate in the very very basics of Excel!