Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tonight was weigh in night at Weight Watchers, and I genuinely was not upset to show a gain of 6/10ths of a pound. Most of this week was spent trying to recover from a bit of a dietary indescretion (ok, a flurry of emotional eating would be more accurate) on Sunday night. I found myself feeling a sort of free floating (as in no "target" to apply it to) anger and anxiety for no real reason, and it seemed at the time that the best way to deal with that was to plunge elbow deep into caramel popcorn. (Hey, it made PERFECT sense at the time!) I was up 2 1/2 pounds that next morning, and spent the rest of the week staying carefully on track with my eating and racking up over 40 activity points to counteract 30 minutes of eating hysteria. So, do you see why I wasn't upset with "only" a 6/10th gain? Now the caramel corn is GONE and I'm striving to regain my focus on my final stretch towards my weight loss goal. On Tuesday, my former Weight Watchers leader posted a quote on Facebook that I've been repeating to myself all week, and I even printed it out and put it on my "inspiration board" in my bedroom. Here it is, it's from Jennifer Hudson's new book:
"Hear this loud & clear. I am completely in charge of the choices I make about what I am doing to lose weight and get healthy. And you know what? We ALL have this power."
When I've been tempted to inhale cookies or junky, not nutritious food the last few days I've just repeated to myself "I am completely in charge of the choices I make about what I am doing to lose weight and get healthy." That has steered me in the right direction, and I will strive to continue to maintain that FOCUS and show a better result on the scale next Thursday.