So yesterday I'm reading all my daily blogs and I come across Ms. Kelly (I'm a religious reader, she's great) and she went the WHOLE WEEKEND without using any flex points at all. I don't know how she did it. The girl is a hero. Then I got thinking.....is my definition of OP different from everyone else's? When I tell everyone I had my first OP weekend in months....do they know that I used every last one of my flex points? Am I lying to them by saying I stayed OP even though I used a few of my flex points to have a chocolate bar and baked Doritos on movie night on Friday?? I've always saved all my flex points for the weekends so I can splurge a little. Whether it's a few glasses of wine or some munchies for the movie, I love having them for the weekend so I can treat myself. Sometimes it's homemade pizza, sometimes it's chocolate, sometimes it's a fancy dinner out with hubby, sometimes it's wine, sometimes if I have saved the points, it's a combination of a couple splurges! Is this wrong???
If WW says I can have 35 flex points a week and still lose weight...why wouldn't I take advantage of them? I guess I should note that I don't count activity points. Gym time doesn't give me any extra points in my books. So maybe this makes up for the fact that I use 35 flex points each week. In fact I actually did a little experiment last Spring where I took a few weeks and tried different ways of using/not using flex points. A few weeks, I cut it down to 20 flex points, a few weeks I used no flex points and a few weeks I used 35 flex points. And to be quite honest, I lost more weight (not a lot more but about 1/2 lb more) on the weeks that I ate all my flex points! How is that even possible? Maybe your body needs the variation?
How many of you ladies use all of your flex points?? Every week? Every other week? Do you save them all up for the weekend or do you use a few every day and spread them out? I think it would be interesting to find out so let me know.
On another note, Hubby and I decided to take a trip to New York in May! We are total Big Apple virgins so we need advice. We are thinking of driving down since it is only about 9-10 hours and we can stop along the way and see a few other places like Boston, Portland (Hello, Bath & Body Works!) but we are just starting out with the planning so we really have no idea where to stay, what to see, what expenses we are looking at.....Suggestions??
PS Body Sculpt class last night is already taking it's toll. I'm SORE today!
Speaking of PS...has anyone seen P.S. I Love You yet???? Go see it!! Bring kleenex.