Here is why I have this problem: Let's say you go out to dinner and you have a chicken sandwich as part of your entree. This restaurant doesn't publish their nutrition facts online, so you're left with guesstimating how many Points+ that chicken sandwich was.
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So you go on to E-Tools and you try to figure out what this chicken sandwich cost you. Was it 10 Points+? Was it 14 Points+? Ok, it was grilled with cheese. Was it 17 Points+? I have no idea! Aaahhh! I'm getting so overwhelmed and I want this to be exact! How could I just say: "Yes, I'll go with 17 even though that's the value for a fast food chicken filet sandwich with cheese, so that might not be correct since it was actually grilled. But E-Tools doesn't show an option where it's grilled with cheese. And I don't want to estimate on the high end or I will have no Points+ left the rest of today, but I don't want to estimate on the low end because then I'll over eat." Whoa is me.
Once in a while I realize that guesstimating is fine. "Ok, even if I'm off track at this estimate, it's the only indulgence this week so I should be okay."
But what happens when you have several days in a row like this? You have a work luncheon, then out to dinner with family, then you're going away for the weekend where you'll be eating every meal out.
What ends up happening for me is I have the mentality that if I cannot do this perfectly, then I'm not going to do it. And so I just say screw it and I'll start over again tomorrow or next week.
What do you do in these situations? Can any one even relate to this or am I a crazy maniac?