My Weight Watchers Journey
I’m a little late with today’s recap. Today was such a busy day but I did great point wise. I hit my daily points allowance right on the nose today. The past couple of days I had been under my points for each day but tonight I went to dinner with a friend at a local restaurant. Its harder to make healthy choices when eating out but I managed pretty well. I had a house salad with the dressing on the side. I skipped the bread even though it smelled so good. For my main course I had a Reuben Sandwich. I only ate half of it, not because I was running out of points for the day but because I was full.
Learning not to eat when you are not hungry is the biggest challenge for many people who are trying to lose weight, and for me in my weight watchers journey. I am an emotional eater. I find myself thinking about food when I am stressed. Lately I have been dealing with some really stressful situations and its tempting to turn to food for comfort. Instead I’ve just been keeping myself busy. When I feel stressed I find something to do, blogging, crochet, reading, yes even cleaning. I do my most effective housecleaning when I am stressed or bored.
House Cleaning as Stress Relief
Funny story….when my husband and I first started dating I told him that in my first marriage whenever I was angry I would wash dishes. Normally I hate washing dishes (I’d rather scrub my toilets) but there is just something about taking out your anger and frustrations on that stuck on food and grease that is a major stress reliever. So one day my husband (boyfriend at the time) came to my house and I was washing dishes and cleaning my kitchen from top to bottom. He had the strangest look on his face and finally asked if he had done something to make me mad. Confused, I told him no. He then explained that because I had told him I clean like crazy when I’m mad, he assumed that I was upset about something. Crazy man! I still have to clean even when I’m not mad!
Anyways back to my Weight Watchers journey…today was a good day. I didn’t get any cardio in today unless you count dashing thru the parking lot in the pouring rain!