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Eats for Thursday 12/23 and Friday 12/24

I think my fridge is finally clear of all party foods. Thank God.

MB and I had a date day at the DMV on Thursday which included subs from one of our favorite sub shops. It was a nice little lunch date. Totally worth the points.

On Friday, I found myself traveling to my cousin's house for Christmas Eve dinner. Since there is no food in the house right now, I had to stop and grab lunch on the way down. Wendy's was convenient.

For big dinners, my family always has way too much food. My cousin didn't disappoint. I managed to limit my dinner to one plateful, which is pretty good. I also managed to skip the gravy and make sure the largest side on my plate was the broccoli casserole. It had cheese in it, but it was still the healthiest thing on the table. God bless my cousin's wife for making it every year! And for having a super adorable daughter with super curly hair that is just precious.

I skipped dessert at my cousin's house also. Yeah, you read that correctly. I sat in front of a chocolate cake, carrot cake and pumpkin pie and I resisted. I'm pretty sure that makes me some sort of bionic fat fighting super hero.

Anyway, my eats aren't that good, but it's the holidays and I'm cutting myself some slack. At least I'm tracking. That's something.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points remaining: 30

Thursday breakfast:
semi stale crackers eaten for the sole purpose of not passing out at the DMV,
3 points - 22

Thursday lunch:
1 roast pork sub with broccoli rabe, 12 points - 10
1 cup broccoli rabe, 0 points - 10
1 unsweetened iced tea, 0 points - 10

Thursday snack:
1 large and very delicious orange, 1 point - 9

Thursday dinner:
1 slice french bread cheese pizza, 7 points - 2
veggies with light ranch dip, 1 point - 1
water with crystal light, 0 points - 1

Total points used: 24
Weekly points remaining: 30
Fruits/veggies: 3
Water: 4 glasses
Exercise: Walked the pup for 20 minutes.

Friday breakfast:
I slept in yet again. Night shift does that to me.

Friday lunch:
Wendy's chicken nuggets and french fries, 16 points - 8
diet soda, 0 points - 8

Friday dinner:
1 plateful of a traditional Maryland Eastern Shore Family Dinner, minus
most of the really bad stuff, 20 points - 0/23
*specifically: turkey, ham, mac and cheese, corn pudding, broccoli
casserole and 1 sweet potato.

Friday snack:
crackers and cheese, 6 points - 0/17

Total points used: 43 (ugh)
Weekly points remaining: 17
Fruits/veggies: 1
Water: 1
Exercise: none

Thought for the Day:
Imagine how high my points would've been if I caved and had dessert after dinner.

Eats for Wednesday 12/22

I'm baaaaack!

This is the first day of tracking in a couple weeks. I haven't really improved my eating habits yet. This is mainly because I still have a fridge full of party food leftover that I have to eat. I don't plan on restocking the fridge until that stuff is gone.

I know. Stupid plan.
My wallet thinks it all makes sense though.

So, here goes. Remember that I am still using the Weight Watchers points plan. Don't shun me because I'm not on the new plan.

Daily points allowance: 25
Weekly points: 35

Nothing. I slept in because I'm on night shift this week.

2 slices frozen french bread pizza, 14 points - 11
1 glass diet soda, 0 points - 11

meatballs, 6 points - 5
baked pineapple, 7 points - 0/33
water with Crystal Light, 0 points - 0/33

1 Stella Artois, 3 points - 0/30

Total points used: 30
Weekly points remaining: 30
Fruits/veggies: 0 servings
Water: 32 ounces
Exercise: none

Thought for the day: I really need to get rid of all this party food.

Weigh in.

I'm at 192.6. Ugh. Up 3 pounds from last week.
I've gained a total of 4.4 pounds since 11/30/10.

I am really struggling.

The holidays can definitely be blamed for some of this. In the spirit of Christmas, I always bake for my friends, family and coworkers. For the past two weeks, I have been baking cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes and other various unhealthy foods.

Over the weekend, we hosted a Christmas party for MB's firehouse shift and a family dinner. There was a lot of food in our house and still is. Our fridge is packed full of meatballs, crab dip, mashed potatoes, baked pineapple and lunch meats.

MB and I both have a similar problem. When there is food in the house, we eat it. It's like a sickness. He's been scarfing down Creme de Menthe Brownies. I've been scarfing down everything else.

It's awful.

Today, I ate a total of 5 cupcakes. Five. Why? Well, it's simple.
They were there.

I packed up most of the cupcakes the day before and took them to work. One box holds 12 cupcakes and I packed up two boxes full - one for both of my work sites. Unfortunately, there were 5 cupcakes that didn't fit into either box.

So, there they were. Calling to me. And I ate every single one of those bastards today.

I seriously have a problem. It was 5 cupcakes today. It was 7 caramels yesterday. It was 2 slices of carrot cake the night before.

I just can't stop myself.

After that diet debauchery with the cupcakes, I decided to purge everything from my counter. My coworkers received a tray full of fudge, blondies, chocolate chip cookies and caramels today.

The only sweets left in my house right now are the sugar free pudding cups in my fridge. I refuse to bake a single cookie, cupcake, cake or brownie again for a very long time.

Obviously, I just can't be trusted.

MB is also feeling the 'ugh' of his diet debauchery. He handed me the box of Creme de Menthe Brownies and told me to take them away.

We probably need therapy.

We definitely need to get back on track. We both feel gross and fat and disgusting.

So, the BLitz is back on. I'm planning meals for the week and will be staying on track. I will also be walking at least three days this week for at least 1 mile each time. I also hope to do some yoga, but I'm not going to stress if I don't. I'm working night shift all week, even the weekend.

My big obstacles to overcome:
-Christmas Eve dinner at my cousin's house.
-Christmas morning breakfast with MB at the firehouse.
-The Birthday Bar Crawl we are planning on the 28th. That's next week's obstacle
though. I'll worry about it then. :)

Does anyone else have a problem with the binging? How do you control yourself? Seriously, I need help!