Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! for all your helpful comments on my food journal. I have already had 4 things pointed out to me as potential problems.
One - Chicken Breast. I thought a 4 1/2 oz chicken breast was 3 points ....it is if the extra 1.5 oz is the bone that you don't eat! I should be counting a point an ounce and I was counting 3 points for 4 ounces. When I have two servings of chicken breast like last night that means I should be counting 2 more points than I have been. (That kind of a mathematical error can certainly make a difference)
Two - Veggies. I have been eating as many as I want without counting them and someone pointed out that a serving is 1 cup for 0 points and if I am consuming more maybe I should count them. For example. I eat steam a bag of veggies to eat every day along with a Lean Cuisine. Today's bag had three 1 cup servings in it.
Three - Cottage Cheese. I am a big cottage cheese eater. I thought that 1 cup of Low Fat cottage cheese was only 2 points (not sure where I got that) when actually it was 3 points!
Four - Too much Chocolate. - Yeah this is my downfall. I am used to eating sweets at every turn. I know I have made progress ( I've not had any vitamuffins this week) but have a long way to go.
Okay, so none of these epiphanies were in my favor, but I just want to start losing again. I am going to make the changes needed.
Thanks again to all who offered their insight into my food and activity journal.