The other day I had several Fiber One bars in my desk drawer. Peanut butter & oat, caramel & oat, strawberries with almonds, and my personal favorite, chocolate & oat —they were in there, screaming my name, calling to me to just have one.
So I had one. The caramel. At a POINTS value of 2, it couldn’t be that bad. Besides, it has lots of fiber which surely counteracts the high calorie and fat content. (Ha!) Caramel it is!
But almost as soon as I’m done with that one, I think, “The caramel bar was great. Time to try the peanut butter & oat. No, wait, I can’t, at least not so quickly. I’ll give myself 10 minutes, and if I’m still truly hungry in 10 minutes, I’ll have it.”
Five minutes go by and I begin tearing into the tantalizing taste treat that is the peanut butter & oat bar. And it’s good. Real good.
This is after my lunch, so my POINTS values left for the day are getting low. So low that I’ve reached that deep, dark place where I feel like I’ve already used so many POINTS values I might as well finish the two remaining bars. So I do. And that leaves me with a scant POINTS value of 7 and it’s only 2:00 pm.
You would think that eating so much would make me feel full, but it doesn’t. Or if it does, I just don’t care. Either way, I’m definitely going to have to dip into my weekly POINTS Allowance to get through the rest of the day, which is something I try to avoid doing until the weekend.
On the bright side, at least I tracked it all, which gives me some guidance for how closely I have to stick to the Plan to avoid gaining weight this week.
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