I was just thinking today that my weekly eating seems to follow a fairly common pattern. And, it is when I deviate from this pattern that I am mostly likely to get off track and then find it hard to get back on track.
Why I Don’t Eat Exactly 30 SmartPoints a Day
Let me first say that I am not one of those people to eat in a way that exactly equals my daily SmartPoints. I know people who do it. They get 30 daily SmartPoints and almost always eat exactly that many. Some feel it is almost cheating to eat any Weekly SmartPoints (it’s not actually). Or, they reserve Weekly SmartPoints to days that they eat our or are special occasions.
I just don’t eat that way. First, I find it too difficult to eat exactly 30 daily SmartPoints. Technically, that is my minimum and I am not supposed to go below it. In reality, I do sometimes go below, although it is usually not by much. Way, way, back in the day we had a range of daily points. That is, I think it was something like 18 to 23 points a day and you could bank unused points to use that week. That later changed to getting just one number for each day and you got your weekly points at the start of the week. I understand that change (it kind of sucked on the plan with banking if your birthday was on Day 1 of your week since you couldn’t borrow points from future days). But, I did like the flexibility. And, most of the time I could easily eat within the range I was given. [Read more…]