How many of us have ever gone into a restaurant, taken a look around the menu, ordered we something we thought was a good idea and then discovered later it was the complete opposite?
Well, I have.
In fact, I'll give you an example. I went to a restaurant a while ago with my boyfriend and decided to try something new. You see, I usually get the exact same fifteen Points Plus meal every time. This time, I ordered a patty melt, hold the cheese, hold the 1000 island dressing, please.
Bread, meat, onions, fries. How bad could I have been?
I'll tell you how bad, thirty four Points Plus bad. That's right, 34.
It was what I like to call a "points bomb" or something that after you've consumed it, has completely demolished all of your points for the day, week, or even year!
I only consume twenty eight points per day, and at the time of consuming this patty melt, I had about ten of those left. I was out of my activity points for the week, and I hadn't dipped into my weekly points (thankfully!).
But in reality, I don't use those forty nine extra points. They aren't usually nice to me because when I used to use them they all went to beer, wine, and junk. So now, I stick to the mantra that you can only eat what you've earned. That's right, I only eat my twenty eight daily points and whatever weekly activity points that I can earn. I'm crazy like that.
So there you have it, lesson learned. Plan ahead, or stick to the things you know won't hurt you.