Weight Watchers Update

Last night I got to Weight Watchers late and barely heard the meeting. However I did remove 1.4 pounds! Woo-hoo!

But what did I do once I got home? Grabbed leftover potato chips and French onion dip from Emerson’s birthday and scarfed down a ton of it while downing two icy cold Miller Lite tallboys. Self-sabotage.

Does anyone else do this? You’re riding high – you’re losing weight, you’re seeing the difference. Your clothes are loose, people are commenting on how great you look, you feel amazing. And then you do something really stupid. Maybe it’s ordering pizza and eat the whole pie. Maybe you down an entire carton of Ben & Jerry’s. Or maybe you’re like me and those chips that have been in the pantry for a whole week suddenly call out to you and you grab them by the fistful, dunk them deep in the dip and swallow so fast you hardly taste it.

The difference this time is after a few minutes, I stopped. I realized what I was doing, and I was angry with myself. It didn’t even taste that good, I wasn’t even that hungry. Before, I would justify it. Oh well, already broke the seal, might as well continue. Oh well, I’ll balance it out with a healthy day tomorrow. Oh well, proven time and time again I can’t keep weight off…

This time I got myself to stop it, I knew it was better to stop now. If I continued, I would bring back the craving for such foods. I would finish that bag, and feel like crap. My stomach would hurt, it would be so full and I would just drown out that feeling with a third beer, or a sweet something to cancel the fatty/savory or just give up and go to sleep. I knew I didn’t want to go down that road again.

Today I have been “good” and I plan to stay that way from now on. The old me would throw the chips in the trash and cover with more trash. The new me closed the bag, put it back in the pantry and KNEW I wouldn’t binge again. Looking at that bag will be a reminder of how closely I came to falling off this wagon.

12 Comments

  1. Nancy
    January 18, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Don’t beat yourself up. I use weigh in day as a “cheat” day of sorts. I weigh in at night, so the rest of the evening I don’t sweat measuring or counting points. I figure tomorrow is a fresh start until the next weigh in. This doesn’t mean I polish off a quart of ice cream, but I might have a handful of chips, or a 1/2 cup of ice cream. And maybe a glass of wine too 😉

  2. January 16, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    congrats on your loss and for stopping yourself!! good stuff.

  3. January 15, 2011 / 11:38 pm

    I’m doing it right now, only with wine and cheese. No crackers thank-you – don’t need the extra carbs lol.

  4. January 15, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Good for you! Yeah, I break the “diet” and then beat myself up and then eat everything… So stopping THAT chain is as good as (better than?) not even starting. Congratulations! You are now mindful of what’s going on not just in your body but in your self-talk.

  5. January 15, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Well done with the loss! You are doing well and do not forget that! Also well done with stopping the trash eating! I am slowly but surely stopping eating bread dipped in cocktail sauce or balsamic while the dinner cooks – but man is it a hard habit to break! I realise now that I am often not even that hungry!

  6. January 15, 2011 / 10:44 am

    Great job Allie! Stick with it for the long term payoff 😉

  7. January 15, 2011 / 12:08 am

    It is that feeling of food = celebration. Our society encourages it. I just need to realize that I CAN celebrate with food, but why not something lovely like sushi or tapas or good wine or a well-cooked steak instead of stuffing my face and belly with crap. It’s hard to make the change…

  8. January 14, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    I think I grab the bag of chips (or cookies…) because a part of me wants to “celebrate” my success – and eating has been a habitual way of celebrating in the past! That’s my guess, anyway, as to why we suddenly eat a bunch of junk when we’re doing well.

  9. January 14, 2011 / 10:22 pm

    Yep, you are me.

    I recently did the same thing! I had a single serving of chips and had NO GUILT! I simply logged it into my Fatsecret.com account and it became part of my day. The day ended on target. Love that!

    For me also, before I would have eaten the entire bag and the entire carton of dip.

  10. January 14, 2011 / 10:13 pm

    Allie sometimes I think you can read my mind. We are so alike, thank you for being a motivator and inspiration!

  11. January 14, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    Chips, dip, and beer – check
    Whole pizza – check (um… a few days ago…)
    Carton of Ben & Jerrys – OMG check

    I know exactly what you’re talking about! I’ve been doing WW Online for quite some time now, and having only mediocre results because I constantly self-sabotage. Like you said, it’s not like I’m actually really enjoying the food that much, or am even that hungry. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and plan on doing a full post on my thoughts next week, if you’d like to check it out.

    At any rate, good for you for stopping! Learning new habits is a long, hard process, but it’s so worth it!

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