Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Weight Watchers Wednesday
Today is my weigh-in day. Considering the week we had, I don't think I did too badly. I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain any either. With John going into the hospital for his transplant, and then being sent home because of a little thing on his neck, we were stressed big time!
8/05/09 starting weight 220 (YIKES!!!!)
8/12/09 week one 217
8/19/09 week two 217
I am a stress eater. And I go for comfort and junk food when I'm stressed or angry. I noticed the anger eating when my kids were young. Whenever I was mad at them, I'd head right for the fridge. The same can be said for stress. And I was stressed like I haven't been in several years! Mashed potatoes, crackers and cheese, ice cream, crunchy snacks. I love them all. In the entire week, I probably ate maybe 15 real meals.
I have to say the only time I was stressed and couldn't eat was in December 2004, when I found out my husband was having an affair with a woman from his office. He stayed in my home for about 8 weeks after I found out. If he wasn't at home, I couldn't eat, period. I was afraid if I tried to eat, I'd throw up. So, I existed on green tea, coffee and water. I forced myself to eat dinner every night because my family would realize I wasn't eating. In those 8 weeks, I lost 20 lbs. Once he moved out, I eventually got my appetite back and made up for lost time. I gained back the weight and then some.
OK, enough of that! I'm not going to beat myself up for my poor food choices this past week. I stayed the same weight. I wasn't moving as much as I normally would. You sit a lot when you're spending time with someone in the hospital and when you do move, you move slowly!
I have an interesting book here that I read a year or so ago, written by a woman named Susan Blech. It's called Confessions of a Carb Queen. It's the story of her journey to fitness and this lady tells it like it is! Here's the link to her website: Confessions of a Carb Queen . She also has a blog on Blogger but she hasn't written anything since the New Year: Confessions Of A Carb Queen .
Things I've learned this week:
~ I must move if I want to lose weight.
~ I really shouldn't go to the grocery store when I'm hungry.
~ I cannot, under any circumstances have Cheetohs in the house. There's no way I can ration them!
~ When I feel the urge to chow down, I must call my sponsor (thanks Alix!!)
~ John and I are terrible enablers to each other!
~ I have to get used to tracking what goes in my mouth on a regular basis. The past week, I didn't track my food. Maybe keep a little notebook in my purse and write stuff down as I eat it. Then enter it on the food tracker online.
OK, hugs to me and I'll do better this week!