Ask Laura: I Slipped Up

By Laura Moncur @ 3:48 pm — Filed under:


I slipped up on core 2 days. What should I do? I’m new on this. My weigh-in is Monday.



Start today just like you would if you haven’t slipped up. Because it works so well for me, I would recommend trying the Flex Plan after your Monday weigh-in. Whenever I have a slip up, I make sure I write every bit of food that went into my mouth. That way, I have data to tell me exactly how much is too much.

It took me a few months to realize that I had been limiting my points too strictly, which was causing some of my binges. After looking at my food journal for the last few months, my Weight Watcher leader was able to notice the pattern. We tried raising the number of total Flex Points I eat each week and it stopped a lot of my bingeing. Unless you keep good records, your leader can’t see what’s going on. That’s why I like the Flex Plan better than Core.

Talk to your leader about it tomorrow and ask her/him what is the best thing to do.

You might want to see my entry about what I do when I lose motivation:

I’ve found that taking a few moments and writing it out really helps me.

The most important thing is to not beat yourself up. The fact that you are looking for ways to feel better and fix the problem shows me that you are dedicated and willing to work past this slip up. You’re doing a good job, keep it up!

Laura Moncur


One Response to “Ask Laura: I Slipped Up”

  1. tanya Says:

    Just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading your website. I even read through some of your articles and they are very insightful and useful without sounding ‘preachy’ (sadly so many fitness/weightloss/nutrition blogs etc do sound like there is only one way to do things).

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