Thursday, February 10, 2011

my weight watchers relapse

I have been struggling with sticking to my Weight Watchers plan ever since Thanksgiving. That darn turkey and dressing did me in man! Instead of regrouping and getting back on the wagon I kept on eating right through the new year and broke the wagon.

When I am doing horrible with tracking and eating, I have a tendency to skip meetings. I finally worked up the nerve to go back to a meeting on January 5th. I wasn't shocked when the scale showed I had gained 6 lbs. but I was angry at myself.

I know better than to eat six cookies in one sitting. I know better than to grab a snack pack (fried chicken and fries) because it's on the way home. I know I'm supposed to drink water, lots of water, every day but still it sits there at my desk while I go buy another diet coke. Just because I drink diet now doesn't mean I can go crazy drinking it. I know the food I have been cooking isn't the healthiest but I do it so I can add something to my cooking blog. I know all this is bad for me so why do I let myself keep doing it.

Today's lunch was the end of the rope for me. Carl's Jr. thank you very much! Just because I got the low carb burger I thought I was doing good. Don't believe it. That burger WITHOUT THE BUN was 13 friggin points. That did it for me. After work I went to the grocery store and stocked up on fruit and points plus friendly lunches.

When I got home I checked in on Twitter and saw that @foodiemcbody was in a #wwchat. Well hello! It was a sign! I found some peeps who are going through what I am going through and we can offer each other support. I'm looking forward to chatting with everyone. And thanks to @gettinfitbritt and @tryn2bfit for welcoming me with open arms. They shared some questions that were asked tonight so let me get to them:

1) What are your trigger foods? IE-- what are foods you can't keep in your house or avoid eating because you'd eat too much?
{I would say any sweets. Especially Girl Scout Cookies. And bread. Ugh I've got to get off white bread.}

2) What are things you can do to not eat when you're not physically hungry?
{Read. Or work out.}

3) What do you do when you find that you are eating emotionally or out of boredom?!
{I usually bury myself in work but that is not good either because I also eat when I am stressed. I could definitely use some suggestions here.}

4) What do you do to get the people around you exercising and healthier?
{I try to get my nephews to use the Wii or Kinect to get some exercise. I love to cook so I usually try to cook healthy foods when I'm not sabotaging myself.}


Brittany said...

It's a great start :) Proud of you! And welcome to our small, but amaaaazing community!

Denise said...

Thanks Brittany! You are awesome!!