A couple of things I'm proud of this week:
- I had a few VERY stressful days, and a few emotional ones. During those I didn't binge, didn't eat chocolate, and didn't throw Weight Watchers out the window. I ate in moderation, still enjoyed party food, and stayed on target. It felt like a big accomplishment after how I emotionally felt to not have broken down and let food comfort me.
- I did have a little hiccup yesterday. I had a HORRIBLE headache in the afternoon - HORRIBLE. I didn't eat quite right, but the good thing was that as I was breaking down and eating a left-over slice of birthday cake I realized that I didn't enjoy it, didn't need it, I wasn't really even hungry - but was just eating out of boredom. It felt great to put the rest of the piece of cake away and realize I'd made a mistake. I liked that I felt uncomfortable, because that means I'm getting it - that the program is working.
- I am also finished nursing Hunter now - so I just lost 10 weight watcher points every day....I was worried about it - but I have found in the last several day that my appetite isn't like it was when I was nursing. I'm not nearly as hungry, not nearly as unsatisfied, and I just don't need food the way I seem to when I'm nursing. That was exciting! I'm hoping that not nursing will help my body to get back into the swing of things (with a little help....) (I will also miss nursing...but that's another post for another time...)
As for tips or ideas for this week - I think that drinking water is key. VERY important to keep hydrated. So often we think that we're hungry - when a glass of water would be enough to tide us over. Water helps our bodies work better all around and is awesome! Find out how you like to drink your water - do you like it ice cold, room temperature? Do you prefer it in a glass, a bottle, in a mug with a straw? I find that my personal water drinking style changes from time to time, so I try to adjust to that. Meaning - sometimes I just love drinking from this 32 ounce mug I got when I had my babies (from the hospital) - it has a straw, and there are times when sitting down with that is exactly what i need. There are other times when my metal bottle my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas fits the bill, and other times still when I just like it room temp. So find what your water style is - and that will help you drink more. I find that I have to have a LARGE water in the car with me when we're driving. I can easily get my water drinking in when I have a day I'm driving all over the place. I do it without even thinking of it, and so I need to be prepared with something to drink when I get in the car.