Friday, April 3, 2009

Skipping lunch is a rookie mistake

So is skipping breakfast.  The basic theory is that if you go without a meal, you get yourself to the point of being voraciously hungry when you do finally have a meal.  And then you act like a crazed animal when you finally do have the chance to eat.  

Yet I still succumb to this...

So yesterday, I was at an offsite conference where lunch was catered with the usual roundup of sandwiches, salads, etc.  I had to make a bunch of phone calls at the break, and I was also avoiding the process of figuring out which parts of the catering table would be POINTS-friendly.  In other words, I was too busy  and too lazy to eat lunch.  

I walked into my house at about 7 PM knowing that I wasn't going to have dinner until 8 PM.  I eyed my refrigerator and cabinets, and I started to get dizzy with food lust.  I began ransacking like a burglar looking for jewelry.  In the process, I would conservatively estimate that I consumed about 14 POINTS worth of snacks in about 7 minutes.  And then I had dinner an hour later.  I could have easily fond a nice little 6 to 7 POINTS tide-over at lunch, and I would have ended up ahead.  

You'd think after being at Weight Watchers for almost a decade that the fallacies of skipping meals would have fully penetrated my consciousness.  Next time I will know better.  I swear!  


  1. I have been a weight watcher for 3 years now, and I did this very thing today. Ugh.

  2. I have been with Weight Watchers for a little over 7 years and I have done this so many times. I keep telling myself I have to practice what I try to teach. I have done this more times than I should but have been lucky enough to get myself back on track. I must tell you I really have enjoyed reading your Blog. It's nice to know you are just like the rest of us (not perfect). Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for sharing your journey. I am a new WW employee but a member for about 16 months. I have only skipped lunch a couple of times and paid the price. Lesson learned the hard way! It is nice to see the male point of view of WW too by the way!

  4. glad to hear that it happens to everyone