Are you mindfully deciding to eat every morsel or drop that enters your mouth? If not, then it’s time to start doing so. The topic this week at my Weight Watchers meeting was about deciding if a food is worth “it”. It being points or calories and in a bigger sense your plan and goals.
When I get stressed or upset, this is the first thing out the window. It’s something I’m working on but this week proved I’m not 100% there yet.
I did make a menu plan for last week so that helped although we did tweak it a little as the week went along. I ate out several times but did make healthy selections.
Panera: black bean soup with 1/2 shrimp salad (no mayo involved)
Wendy’s: BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad
Claim Jumper: Tri-tip and grilled shrimp combo (two meals out of this one)
Jimbo’s box lunch: This was a work event and I had a turkey-avocado sandwich with vegan coleslaw
I comforted myself with a little too much food this week and it wasn’t the healthy kind. No, I felt that I needed sugar and lots of carbs. Thankfully, I was able to limit the damage as I knew it wasn’t right and not doing me good. I guess I did enough good stuff because the scale showed a gain of .2 pounds. The total weight loss so far is now:
I’m looking forward to a good week. The biggest challenge will be Tuesday evening as I plan to go to the Hungry Girl book signing here in San Diego. I will have to get there early and miss dinner in order to get a seat. I plan to bring veggies and a Larabar to keep me healthily satisfied.
How did your week towards great health go?
Sharon Greenthal says
30.8 pounds is AWESOME!!!!
Denise @ Do you have that in my size??? says
Emotional/stress eating is definitely a problem for me, too. Examining and naming what I’m feeling when I find myself reaching for food when I’m not actually hungry seems to be working for me but it’s definitely early days and it’s something I’ll struggle with for the rest of my life.
Khaleef @ Fat Guy Skinny Wallet says
I think examining why you eat when/what you eat is so crucial to gaining control over food and having a healthy relationship with it! I commend you on the self-examination.