I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post. I’m late AGAIN posting my weekly recap, probably because I’m not exactly proud of my week AGAIN. Sigh.
- Only one PLANNED snack after dinner
- No eating in front of the TV
- Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking
I’m pretty sure I failed to meet all of goals this week, and I started my week out with a huge fail.
WEEK 2 RECAP:
DAY 1 – MAY 26
I worked at a school today as a volunteer for Junior Achievement. I had been really nervous about it and was exhausted with a raging headache when I was done. I had a good weigh in but blew it on the way home. I was so tired that I couldn’t even be bothered to put food in the microwave. If I was only feeding myself maybe I would have, but I doubt it. So I stopped at Little Caesars and bought deep dish pizza and crazy bread. I ate in front of TV and then continued snacking. It was seriously out of control. At one point my husband even asked if I was still trying not to snack in front of the TV. I told him yes but that I didn’t care at that point AND I CONTINUED THE BEHAVIOR. If recognizing what I am doing isn’t enough to get me to stop, what is?!
DAY 2 – MAY 27
Today was the start of a new week for Weight Watchers. After the disaster last night, I was determined to stick to my plan. I did really well. I played on my tablet all evening INSTEAD of eating while my hubby was channel surfing! I had my planned snack and that was it. Yay for me!
DAY 3 – MAY 28
Today was pretty decent. At work there was a birthday cake AND 2 dozen donuts in the kitchen. I knew the donuts were coming and thought about having one but decided I should have my nutritious and delicious breakfast first. After my salted caramel oatmeal, I didn’t care about the sweets in the kitchen. After lunch I decided to have 1/2 of a plain glazed donut. I had looked up the points and tracked it BEFORE I ate it. I am totally ok with my choice because it wasn’t an impulse or out of control moment. I thought it out and knew I had room in my week for it. I’m happy to have these treats sometimes as long as I have the right attitude!
We went out to dinner, but I looked everything up and tracked it. I did have 2 snacks instead of 1, but I tracked them both. The disappointment was that I ate them while watching TV, which I am not supposed to do!
DAY 4 – MAY 29
Again, I ate more than one snack, and I ate in front of the TV. In fact, I had FOUR snacks. SMH. I tracked it all and didn’t stuff myself or feel out of control, but I know that I didn’t need it!
DAY 5 – MAY 30
I was feeling really snacky after lunch, but I knew that I was tired, not hungry. So I took a nap! Why not? It is Saturday after all. Snacking to stay awake isn’t a good strategy.
We went out to dinner again but I did well looking it up and tracking it again. I didn’t use that as a reason to go crazy. I did AGAIN eat more snacks than I needed, but I tracked everything and had the weekly points for it!
DAY 6 – MAY 31
I felt tired all day, and I’m not sure why. I did great all day and at dinner but then killed about 10 points between 9 and 11pm. UGH! I was in control and tracked everything so I wouldn’t say it was a binge but there was no reason for it. I should have just gone to bed.
DAY 7 – JUNE 1
I worked out, had dinner, and had my snack all as planned. I was sitting on the couch at 8:30pm thinking about eating. I go to bed at 10. There is NO REASON I couldn’t last 90 minutes. I ended up finishing the broccoli from dinner and had an apple. Obviously those were decent choices, but I was totally eating when I wasn’t hungry! After that I chewed some gum to stop from thinking about eating something else!
My week 2 started out pretty awful, but I managed to do okay the rest of the week. Although I did not meet my challenge goals, I did pretty well tracking and staying in control. I didn’t lose any weight this week, but I didn’t gain either!
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