Thursday, May 29, 2008

Glorious food

About a month ago, I joined weight watchers. I saw immediate success the first 2 weeks. Then moderate success last week. Fat likes to cling to my body and hang on for dear life - so I was pleased that I had lost 5.8 pounds in three weeks.

My weekly weigh-in (wow, it sounds like I'm a pig that has been entered into a fair) is today. Because of the hibernation that I blogged about yesterday, I have serious concerns about seeing any weight loss. I've been stressed!

I'm sure I'm the only person that does this - but I stress eat. I'm certain this doesn't happen to any of you...does it?

When I'm stressed - I eat. When I have a deadline - I eat. When I'm feeling a happy type of stress - I eat.

When life is good and happy and no stress is in the forecast - when my pulse barely registers a blip - I am able to stick to the plan and monitor every morsel that enters my mouth.

Why?!

Is it because when I'm stressed I have only one thought on my mind - the stress itself? Or is it that I feel deserving of a yummy treat because I'm being tortured by some kind of anxiety?

I don't exactly know - but I think I'll pay more attention to it this week. Because, inevitably, stress will rear its ugly head and I will try to stuff it back down with pizza and twinkies.

This will be my goal this week - to monitor myself and my binging tendencies - and find out why I allow the unhealthy, calorie-saturated foods into my body.

3 comments:

COMcewens said...

I eat when i am stressed too!! WW was good for me for a while, stick with it! I wish I had!

Merrianne & Spencer Call said...

I know exactly how you feel. I eat...eat...eat!! It's like eating food is an Instant Gratification that I am in control of amidst the stress around me that is beyond my control. Make any sense??

Trust me girl...i KNOW what you are going through!!!!!!!

Merrianne

Frumpy Luv said...

Oh I empathize!!!! I have had a hugely stressful week and have changed my goal from weight loss for this week to just maintaining and not going hog-wild crazy!!!! But FOOD is SOOOOO GOOD!!! That is why I am in WW in the first place.