Anyway, all of that said, I was pretty happy when I got on the scale this morning:
Just how much extra did I eat? Here is the breakdown of how many PP I ate per day (for reference, my daily target is 32):
I had my 32 daily PP + my 49 weekly + the 61 activity PP I'd earned.
|The horizontal gray line shows my daily goal line for activity--I went way over on most days.|
Anyway, I'm very happy with how this week turned out, so I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing, and hopefully continue to maintain my weight while eating this much!
Quite a few people have asked me lately whether I recommend eating all available PP. I really can't speak for anyone but myself, because everybody is different. But when Weight Watchers developed the program, they counted those extra PP in there for a reason--and I think they should be included!
From the beginning, I've always eaten ALL of my available PP--my daily, weekly, and activity PP. And I consistently lost the weight when I was in losing mode, and now I've been maintaining really well since I've added the maintenance PP to my daily target.
Of course, we all want to be able to eat as much as possible and still lose weight/maintain our weight--but we won't know what that number is until we experiment with it. I think we should start out by eating ALL of the available PP, and if we're gaining from that, then think about cutting back a little.
If I tried to cut them out, and eat just my daily target, there is no way I would have lasted this long on program. I use those extra PP to fit my favorite treats into my diet, which keep me happy!
I went to the Salvation Army today, because I was in desperate need of some long-sleeved shirts that weren't hoodies. I love hoodies, but I really wanted to get some pull-over tops for a change. I spent a long time in there--the place is HUGE and has so many rows of clothes, it's completely overwhelming. I wished they'd organize them by size instead of color, because that would have been much faster.
When I got home, I washed everything and then tried it on for Jerry to take some pics :) I bought probably 15 tops, but here are a few of my favorites:
Today is my friend Jessica's birthday, so I asked her if she'd want to go have lunch at La Pita tomorrow--she loves La Pita as much as I do. I'm SO looking forward to it!