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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Counting to Infinity

Grocery shopping this week had me mentally tallying Weight Watchers Points. I know that's the POINT (pun intended) of the program, but I found it irritating this week. I'm finding that I can almost calculate the Points without a handy dandy calculator and I'm beginning to think this is the beginning of a new obsession.

This isn't a bad behavior by any means. Being mindful about your dietary choices is important, but I'm missing the carefree days of our vacation when I wasn't keyed in on Points. I made relatively good choices on our vacation, although I caved in to a donut craving that seemed to have no end. I can't imagine traveling without nibbling my way through the region. In fact, that's one thing that I refuse to do.

Now, at Disney's Epcot, watching your Points might as well go out the window. Your choices at visiting Epcot's world are to either shop or eat your way around it. Being the cheapskate that I am, there's no way you'd catch me shopping with those prices. We snacked, alternating salty with sweet, through the countries. It was fun, I rationalized that the miles of walking we were doing was balancing it all out, but in reality, I know that I couldn't possibly work off the fish and chips from "Great Britain" and the pastries from "France" in a day's worth of walking.

I think what I'm trying to say is that I'm crabby. Maybe it's donut withdrawal. Maybe it's the fact that I came home to more laundry than one should be allowed to do in a week and dirty bathrooms (I just didn't get them done before leaving, although I wholehearted tried.) I have a hard time transitioning back into our real world. I'd love to figure out how to be on vacation for a living, but I haven't quite gotten that one sorted through yet. Sometimes, I just don't want to be a grown up and this is one of those times.

If I was a devout Weight Watcher, perhaps I would have counted and measured and played the game on our vacation. I should have, I know, since it's a "lifestyle change" as WW crams down our throats! I just don't think I'm ever going to change that part of my lifestyle that says, enjoy your vacation, run away from life for a while (including worrying about everything that you eat), and just relax.

No, there's no thinking about it. I'm positively, 100% sure that I will never count Points on vacation. Sorry, Weight Watchers, I just don't have it in me.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you 100 percent!! You know what is right and what is wrong. And BY GOD if you want t donut eat that darn donut! It's Disney World for goodness sake :)

    Let me know when you figure out the whole being on vacation for a living, I'm all about it GIRL!!


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