Monday, March 12, 2007

quick update

Not a lot of time to post tonight, but as I suspected, I got to see a gain on the WW scale tonight. Just a little one to remind me that, yes, Virginia (or Jennifer), there are consequences to going over your points every day.

My meeting tonight was really good, though. The topic this week, emotional eating, really prompted some honest and interesting discussion. It was amazing, because the point was so clearly how to break the habit of eating in response to emotions, how people kept holding on to substitute foods ("I like fat-free pudding," "I eat celery") instead of thinking of other ways to respond to stress, joy, anger. I realize that those substitutes aren't better than eating half a box of Cheez-its -- not that I know anyone who has ever done that -- but maybe it's time to start letting go of the security blanket of food.

2 comments:

  1. Stay with it. Every day is a new day.

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  2. I definitely am an emotional eater. When I first started my diet, I would work into my calorie limits foods I needed to stay sane (mashed potatoes, low fat puddings, etc.) Over the past several months of dieting though, I have gotten better at not using food as a means to cope with stress, anger, etc. Now I try to read, walk, crochet or find some way to stay busy rather then eat. I still occassionally allow myself a treat but it still has to be a healthy choice (i.e. a fit and free nofat pizza, 250 calories) - but it isn't a daily thing, more like once a week or every two weeks even.

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