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#181 of 185 Old 11-30-2007, 11:44 AM
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well, i did NOT have seconds of ice cream last night! yay me! had kava tea instead-- yeah like that's just the same!

one thing that helps is that once i put ds to bed, it's right cold in here-- NOT conducive to ice cream, no matter how much i want it.

today i had a mini bagel with neufchatel and half a pear for breakfast....then i had a gingerbread cookie at least the cookies are nonfat and are made with pumpkin, yum. but they are iced and the icing is confectioner's sugar icing with a LOT of butter. oops. i think i'll go do a WW exercise video now

lunch will be leftovers-- soba noodle soup, if it's still any good, and veggie sushi. dinner will be lemon pepper chicken breast with lots of veggies and a starch. then probably ice cream


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#182 of 185 Old 12-01-2007, 12:05 AM
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Well, I had my first eating out experience on WW. I just joined this week. It went really well I thought. I went to a local Mexican place, which is a regular for us. Normally I load up on chips, cheese dip, and my meal until I literally am bursting. I have a major problem with over-eating and emotional eating, so a place like that with free chips and salsa can be overwhelming. I planned for it all day, though.
I made sure I saved adequate points. I portioned out twelve chips (3points) and ate them slowly. I watched everyone around me, too, to see how I used to eat. Eating only the 12 made me realize how much I was consuming while waiting for my meal. I was actually really happy with only eating 12. I drank a lot of water, and I was able to savor it more instead of playing the game with myself of "How much can I consume?"
I ordered a quesadilla and had all the points figured out. I made sure that I put my fork down between bites and drank water. I actually got full w/o eating it all! That's a first for me. Eating it consciously helped me out a ton ... Normally I would scarf down everything I could. Paying attention was a big help. Savoring my meal instead of looking at it as a means to and, if that makes any sense.

I obviously have a lot of problems with food. I'm looking forward to overcoming these.

My 10% goal of 20 pounds is Easter and my WW goal of 48 pounds is by my 26th bday, which is next November. I know that sounds slow, but I don't want to set myself up for failure like I've done in the past. Also, it took me a whole lifetime of overeating to put on this weight. Plus, I have my nursing points, and I know that those will slow me down a bit, but I am glad that I have them.

Bottom line. ...Tonight made me fall in love with WW. I have been hungrier than usual this week, but my body needs that to get to know itself. Counting mypoints this week has made me realize that I ate a TON of food throughout the day. It's scary.

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#183 of 185 Old 12-01-2007, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by katiedidbug View Post
I obviously have a lot of problems with food. I'm looking forward to overcoming these.
You are definitely not alone. Your description of eating out pre and post WW is really familiar to me. The best thing about the program for me was learning how to tell the difference between being full and being hungry, something that I had completely lost a sense of.

It feels really good when you can go out to eat and also stick to the program. Congrats!
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Well, I made it to my first meeting on Thursday and must admit I was only 'half' there. I have had such enormous stress at home, and yesterday I came very close to a total meltdown. So bad that SIL took DD for the morning so that I could grocery shop in peace. GD is SOOOOO hard when you have been raised 'by the hand' and your kid is doing the typical 2yr old defiant thing. grrr...: And DH is self-employed and bring home no $$, and, and, and... KWIM?
So, SIL ended up calling DH who called me (in the middle of the store) and I ended up bawling AGAIN (it's been a daily thing). I then composed myself and finished shopping. It was pretty easy to stay OP that morning, core-style, since I just wasn't hungry. Then I got home to find out that DH had called my bff's to see who could take me out for a while. So, bff and I went out to the casino, for dinner only (certainly no gambling, money is the MAJOR source of stress) and drinks. And dinner was FAB. I had a chicken dish, with polenta and apples, a grape salad, so doesn't sound too bad, right? Yeah, except for the basket of crusty bread we shared. But at least I dipped it in OO ... That counts toward the healthy fats, right? So if you don't count the glass of chianti, and the 2 coffees w/baileys and wh.cream, and the brownie sundae that was TOTALLY not worth the calories, I didn't do TOO badly, right? Considering I was totally eating emotionally (luckily not slobbering and sobbing thru dinner) I didn't do too badly at all. Oh well.
I started from scratch today, but didn't re-do the points that I used earlier in the day yesterday, and have done really well today, except that I have been STARVING freaking hungry all day!!!: So I had a great salad w/tuna for lunch, then the almost FF popcorn, and then the FF yogurt w/frz berries. Then a cheese stick a little while ago. Now I have to make dinner, and try not to eat as I go.
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I satrted a new December Thread for us way to go everyone!
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