When I “blow it” for a particular day, it is hard for me to get back to tracking. The reason is that the remaining points that show in my WW app no longer have any real meaning. It’s just not accurate anymore. It is then that I switch to the dangerous method of tracking my points in my head.
Before you judge, consider that this method is better than just throwing in the towel with the attitude of eating whatever I want because I already blew it.
I didn’t blow the week with one meal/day of bad choices. I just blew that day. I try very hard to get my WW mojo back by controlling the very next bite I take, and then the next one and so on.
My mental tracking does not go beyond each meal. I have 30 points each day, which divides out to 10 points per meal skipping snacks. I won’t die without snacks! I only mentally keep track of each meal. It’s easier and more do-able than keeping the math of the entire day in my head.
This recovery mode tracking is not standard/recommended WW fare, but it works for me. I missed a meeting, and then had a great weigh-in last Saturday. I lost over 3 pounds in the past two weeks making my 5% goal and getting my 2nd 5 pound star.
*Insert victory dance here.*
I’m not losing weight very fast, but I am losing. Now to stay on plan, tracking consistently all week. I can do this!