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Susan Carlson

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A WW Lesson Put Into Practice

Today at WW we talked about all the steps that take us to our result on the scales.  Planning, shopping, cooking, eating and tracking.


Today I really put that into practice.  Between cooking and eating I decided I was not happy to use so many points on the protein in my dinner (it was a double serve) and so cut half away before I put it on my salad.


The cat is happy as she got 120gm of steak!


I felt really good for 2 reasons:  I now have 3 points 'available' that would have simply made my dinner too filling, and I found a new 'stop' point.


Last night I walked around the supermarket and did not get even a small chocolate treat because I did not trust myself in the chocolate aisle.  That was a good win since I went in to the supermarket having decided I was going to buy lots of chocolate and eat it while DH was at work.
When I got home I ate 3 chocolate biscuits, but I had the points for that indulgence.


Even doing WW and eating within my points I have some issues I think I need to address....


Hoarding points: 
I get stressed if I do not still have points available for a treat all the way until bedtime.  I rarely eat a treat that late, but I like to have the option.  I tend to save a couple of points per day for the first few days of my week and 'keep' those all week as a safety net.  I always eat all my points each week, often on a Friday night I have enough 'hoarded' for a mini feast.
I get stressed if I do not have low point treats in the house to use these points on.
I have tried eating all my points in my 'meals' and cutting out treats, but I don't stick to WW when I try that.


Secret Eating:
Even though I have the points available, I still have a tendency to 'secret eat' my treats.  I still feel guilty for having them.  I know I would not not stick to WW without them, that they are fine to eat within my points, that I make sure I have eaten my fruit, vegetable and protein serves before I have any treats, that there is NO reason for guilt.  But I still eat in secret.  I hide my 2.5 point chocolate that I buy with lunch between my laptop and the keyboard so nobody can see it.  I eat it quickly and with guilt rather than pleasure.


I will work on these things.  The second bothers me more than the first.  But I think they are probably related.


Is it that I am scared my treats will be taken away, that someone will tell me that I can no longer have them, that as long as nobody knows I eat them nobody will say 'no'?  Maybe...  my brain gets funny ideas sometimes.

5 comments:

Alix said...

Dear darling Fiona!

Thank you so so much for swinging by Casa Hice and leaving a comment on my colo post. I followed you back to this delightful blog and am signing up immediately to follow your wild success on Weight Watchers. I'm here to tell you WW saved my life, girlfriend. Last year at this time I was 80 pounds heavier and just beginning my weight loss and fitness journey. Dare I say WW made it one of the most enjoyable periods of my life? It is so very doable and I'm proud of you for stepping up to the "plate," as it were. You can do it. And not only can you do it, but you can have fun doing it. I can't wait to jump into this blog with both feet and see what I've missed. And I will put you on my blogroll, so I never miss an update.

You are adorable and getting better and leaner and healthier every day. I'm here for you if you ever need encouragement and motivation (and we all do - especially on maintenance!) or just someone to chew the fat with. Oooops, I mean VEGGIES!!

While you were at the casa, did you happen to click on the Adventures In Dieting photo link on my sidebar? Some pretty funny stuff and photos there.

Stay strong little lady! I'll be keeping an eye on ya.

♥ Alix @ Casa Hice

Syl said...

sounds like you have a grasp on things. Good for you from staying away from a very tempting isle.
I can't go down the chip isle in the grocery store :0)

Looking foward to following your journey and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Fiona. I think everyone needs treats! As long as they are within reason - and you're not eating them instead of the healthy stuff - then that's fine.

One day, maybe when you've lost more weight, hopefully you'll be able to eat your treats openly and more slowly, with full appreciation. There's no need to feel guilt.

Bearfriend xx

Shrinking Leah said...

I think I would be the same with hoarding points. Lately, I've just been going to bed a couple hrs earlier to avoid that late night treat.

ps. I love the title of your blog!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hi, just found your blog. I don't think it is out of the ordinary to feel some apprehension regarding your treats. You are still developing new habits. With time you will lose the urge to feel guilty or feel the need to hide your treats. If you are eating those treats in balance with a healthy diet, there is no reason to feel that guilt.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A WW Lesson Put Into Practice

Today at WW we talked about all the steps that take us to our result on the scales.  Planning, shopping, cooking, eating and tracking.


Today I really put that into practice.  Between cooking and eating I decided I was not happy to use so many points on the protein in my dinner (it was a double serve) and so cut half away before I put it on my salad.


The cat is happy as she got 120gm of steak!


I felt really good for 2 reasons:  I now have 3 points 'available' that would have simply made my dinner too filling, and I found a new 'stop' point.


Last night I walked around the supermarket and did not get even a small chocolate treat because I did not trust myself in the chocolate aisle.  That was a good win since I went in to the supermarket having decided I was going to buy lots of chocolate and eat it while DH was at work.
When I got home I ate 3 chocolate biscuits, but I had the points for that indulgence.


Even doing WW and eating within my points I have some issues I think I need to address....


Hoarding points: 
I get stressed if I do not still have points available for a treat all the way until bedtime.  I rarely eat a treat that late, but I like to have the option.  I tend to save a couple of points per day for the first few days of my week and 'keep' those all week as a safety net.  I always eat all my points each week, often on a Friday night I have enough 'hoarded' for a mini feast.
I get stressed if I do not have low point treats in the house to use these points on.
I have tried eating all my points in my 'meals' and cutting out treats, but I don't stick to WW when I try that.


Secret Eating:
Even though I have the points available, I still have a tendency to 'secret eat' my treats.  I still feel guilty for having them.  I know I would not not stick to WW without them, that they are fine to eat within my points, that I make sure I have eaten my fruit, vegetable and protein serves before I have any treats, that there is NO reason for guilt.  But I still eat in secret.  I hide my 2.5 point chocolate that I buy with lunch between my laptop and the keyboard so nobody can see it.  I eat it quickly and with guilt rather than pleasure.


I will work on these things.  The second bothers me more than the first.  But I think they are probably related.


Is it that I am scared my treats will be taken away, that someone will tell me that I can no longer have them, that as long as nobody knows I eat them nobody will say 'no'?  Maybe...  my brain gets funny ideas sometimes.

5 comments:

Alix said...

Dear darling Fiona!

Thank you so so much for swinging by Casa Hice and leaving a comment on my colo post. I followed you back to this delightful blog and am signing up immediately to follow your wild success on Weight Watchers. I'm here to tell you WW saved my life, girlfriend. Last year at this time I was 80 pounds heavier and just beginning my weight loss and fitness journey. Dare I say WW made it one of the most enjoyable periods of my life? It is so very doable and I'm proud of you for stepping up to the "plate," as it were. You can do it. And not only can you do it, but you can have fun doing it. I can't wait to jump into this blog with both feet and see what I've missed. And I will put you on my blogroll, so I never miss an update.

You are adorable and getting better and leaner and healthier every day. I'm here for you if you ever need encouragement and motivation (and we all do - especially on maintenance!) or just someone to chew the fat with. Oooops, I mean VEGGIES!!

While you were at the casa, did you happen to click on the Adventures In Dieting photo link on my sidebar? Some pretty funny stuff and photos there.

Stay strong little lady! I'll be keeping an eye on ya.

♥ Alix @ Casa Hice

Syl said...

sounds like you have a grasp on things. Good for you from staying away from a very tempting isle.
I can't go down the chip isle in the grocery store :0)

Looking foward to following your journey and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Fiona. I think everyone needs treats! As long as they are within reason - and you're not eating them instead of the healthy stuff - then that's fine.

One day, maybe when you've lost more weight, hopefully you'll be able to eat your treats openly and more slowly, with full appreciation. There's no need to feel guilt.

Bearfriend xx

Shrinking Leah said...

I think I would be the same with hoarding points. Lately, I've just been going to bed a couple hrs earlier to avoid that late night treat.

ps. I love the title of your blog!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

Hi, just found your blog. I don't think it is out of the ordinary to feel some apprehension regarding your treats. You are still developing new habits. With time you will lose the urge to feel guilty or feel the need to hide your treats. If you are eating those treats in balance with a healthy diet, there is no reason to feel that guilt.