Friday, November 13, 2009

I can't eat this many points


I started WW and did my calculations and it came to 24 points, but I'm exclusively breastfeeding, so that means an extra 10 points per day, which is 34 points. THIRTY FOUR POINTS!

I can't eat 34 points per day. I really can't. I mean, I'm sure that I was eating way more than that before joining WW, but now that I'm eating healthy foods, I just can't get enough points. I like too many things that have zero points.

I think it comes from having done Core WW before, because those are the foods I gravitate towards.

So anyway, I got to dinnertime tonight and had 19 points left. I had a 9 point dinner. I swear I started thinking of going to get some ice cream, but instead for dessert I had vanilla granola and a peach yogurt, all of which came to a WHOPPING 7 points.

I really don't want to eat anything else. I had a glass of Gatorade (1 pt) so I'm down to 2 for the day. I guess i could have a piece of cheese. But I really don't want to.

I'm going to be in a lot of trouble when I stop nursing and have to give up those extra 10 points.


  1. Honestly, unless you really feel like your eating was way out of control, I think you look fantastic as you are and don't need to worry about this yet s:) L is not even four months old, you ARE exclusively breastfeeding, and you have already gotten a lot of your pre-baby shape back.

    If you're forcing yourself to come up with ideas to "make up" those extra points, then it sounds to me like you'll be fine when you're done BFing.

    (I'll admit I'm not a fan of trying to count anything too closely to begin with -- the one time H and I tried to figure out the food pyramid, it made us both crazy within 2 hours and we had to step away. In any case, you already eat a lot better than most people, including us, and we probably make more of an effort than the average American.)

  2. Kristen, Yes, I know I'm getting my shape back, but strangely I actually was gaining weight, and I didn't want to go down that road. I did lose 3 lbs my first week, so I'm pretty happy with that. I need to get moving a little more too.

    I just look back on how much I gained *after* micah was born and I know I don't want that to happen again

  3. *hug* Just don't want you beating yourself up. <3