Sunday, September 9, 2007

Overate

So I did something tonight I haven't done in about a month. I completely GORGED at dinner and ate way too much. I hate when people justify their binges by saying "well, I had the points for it, so it's not so bad". I'm trying to make this a lifestyle change, and the lifestyle I want to live is one that DOESN'T binge on food! So, yes, I did have ample points, and I didn't go over them, but I still don't consider that staying on plan. I acknowledge my mistake though, and am going to make a conscious effort to not let that happen again. I ate 4 of those enchiladas. Ouch!

After dinner I went for a brisk 30 minute walk. That doesn't make up for the over-eating, but I think that was a good decision on my part, instead of just sitting on my butt in front of the TV. That also makes it my 3rd walk of the week. Our challenge at WW last Tuesday was to walk/exercise 3 times this week for 30 minutes each. So, I met my goal!

I'm trying to add in something new each week, rather than try to make this total healthy turn around all at once. I've done that before, and it's overwhelming, and I quit. The first time on WW, I didn't even begin exercising until probably 3 months on the program. I had success just eating more healthy foods. The next time around though, I tried implementing all the healthy foods, drinking tons of water, and hitting the gym 3-4 times a week... that lasted all of about 3 weeks, and I was just too stressed & overwhelmed to keep it up. So, this time, it's baby steps, and hopefully all those baby steps will add up to one big change!

I've added a few weight loss blogs to the sidebar as inspiration. If you've like to be added, feel free to comment. Those are just a few I stumbled across today while browsing.

Oh, and in other news, I tried the WW yogurt that a friend of mine reccomended: Amarreto Cheesecake. It's 1 point. It's not bad, but I thought it tasted kind of like chemicals. I crushed up 1 reduced fat oreo & mixed it w/the yogurt, which made it 2 points, and I ate it as dessert for lunch. It was pretty tasty... I'm picky about yogurts b/c I don't like fruit in them, so this was something to add to my selection!

4 comments:

*ccc* said...

Hello Teale!

Just discovered your blog and have to say--you're not the first one to overeat and you won't be the last. I've been on WW for four months now...and this is my, what, fourth try? You'd think I'd be a WW pro by now.

So maybe you can tell me why I ate FOUR slices of pizza today? Bah! It happens. The best thing to do is exactly what you did--put it behind you, learn from it and get some exercise.

Best of luck to you as you continue your journey!

Scale Junkie said...

I think you made a great decision by walking after over eating. Learning new habits and changing takes time. It sounds like you are doing a great job so far!

I'm picky aboug my yogurt too but I really like Dannon Lite and Fit (or is it Fit and Lite) vanilla yogurt. Only 60 calories per serving and it has the best taste to me.

I wish you best of luck on your journey to a healthier you!

Chubby Chick said...

Hi, Teale! Thanks for all the sweet comments you've left at my blog. I really appreciate your thoughts and input, and I'm glad you visited because now I can visit you! :)

I think it's good to make small changes gradually, too. It's alot easier to stick to your plan when you're not changing everything all at once.

I actually planned a "pig out meal" for every three weeks. We'll see how it works out. hehe

Chubby Chick said...

Teale... yes, you should play tag, too! So... TAG...you're It! lol