(First, an aside... what the heck is up with Blogger tonight? Some temporary outage that was supposed to be 4 hours ago, even PST, and it's still buggin'????)
Anyway... I thought I had gone way over my points today. It was a very busy day, and I knew that I was going to have some temptations. I was leading my first-ever staff retreat all afternoon (it went very well, thanks for asking :-) and I knew that I had to bring some treats to get my staff through the 3-hour meeting. Then I was meeting a friend for dinner.
I planned for this rocky day with a small 4 pt breakfast and I really skimped on lunch, eating only a 5 point Lean Cuisine. The chicken caesar bowl thingy is actually pretty tasty and filling. Then, I got a mix of treats for the meeting - something for every taste, as available at CVS: a package of Chewy Chips Ahoy, a can of salted cashews, and 2 packages of sugar-free chocolate candy. The sugar-free stuff was for me, so I would feel better about it. The meeting worked out well, actually, cuz I spent the first 1.5 hours standing up writing on the big notepad on the easel. So I was away from the table when my staff really chowed down on the treats! I did have 3 Chips Ahoy and 2 sugar-free mini peanut butter cups. By the time we got to dinner at Gordon Biersch, I was pretty hungry. But I was also really craving some protein, and I've learned to go with that when my body says so. I picked one of the lighter things on the menu - the Hawaiian chicken. It came out as 2 small grilled chicken cutlets with a side of pineapple and jasmine rice, plus a mixed greens salad. I ate *a lot* - all of the chicken, the salad, and the pineapple, plus a few bites of the rice.
Because I had been so busy all day, I hadn't logged in any of my meals into the Points Tracker since breakfast. So I really had no clue where I was points-wise and thought I was way over. I just got home at 11ish and put it all into the computer... guess what? I didn't do badly at all! In fact, counting everything up, I actually hit exactly on plan for the day! I used one Activity Point, but didn't need to use any Flexies at all! Phew. So the key is really sticking with a small lunch if the rest of the day is gonna be filled with temptations....