Last night we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant to celebrate my DD's b-day (today). I had a loosely formulated plan to stay within points. I was going to count out the tortilla chips and only eat 12 and then order something from the "lighter selections". I didn't eat much at all during the day to save my points, and I realize now that wasn't necessarily a good thing because I went there too hungry. Plus DH got home late and we didn't get to the restaurant till 8:00. I ended up eating the tortilla chips like there was no tomorrow. I did order an enchalada salad, which was basically an enchalada with a bunch of lettuce & tomato on top. When the waitress asked if I wanted rice & beans with that my brain said no but my mouth said yes. And she asked if I wanted it with chicken and again I said yes. I didn't end up eating it all because I got full but I ate most of it. Plus today we'll have pizza & birthday cake and we're taking a bunch of kids to the movies so there will be movie theater popcorn!!! YIKES! If I can behave with the temptations today I'm hoping yesterday's meal won't set me back too far. Those tortilla chips were positively glistening from the fat, but at that moment I didn't care. I know I need to be able to enjoy a meal every now and then without beating myself up so that doesn't bother me, but it does bother me a little that I felt out of control. But back to my original question, how long does it generally take for an "oops" to show up on the scale? Sorry so long. Anyway, no one is wiping the smile off my face today. My precious DD is 14 and I'm HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!