Weight Watchers Day 28 - Changing Bad Habits

Weight Watchers Day 28 - Changing Bad Habits

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Getting creative (frozen fruit cups vs. ice cream) can keep your diet from becoming mundane.

And now, here are the details of my 28th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 207 lbs. (9 a.m.)

Another day feeling “normal” in my new way of life….well, sort of. I’m kind of beating myself up about the fact that I didn’t work out today even though I intended to.

Eliminating Bad Eating and Exercise Habits is Hard!

Maintaining a commitment to proper eating and exercise would be a bigger accomplishment than just about anything I’ve done in my life (hmm...that's a depressing statement about my life thus far, isn't it?) Anyway, I'm going to keep on plugging away at it until it clicks. Changing old habits is not exactly an overnight thing even with the help from the Weight Watchers program.

I used this product called “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.” Because sometimes when I’m having toast I like to be incredulous. “How was breakfast?” “Unbelievable. —Demetri Martin

Hopefully changing my behavior will change my desires, eventually.

Though I haven't done it lately, I gotta admit that I could easily eat three of those double fiber muffins with WW cream cheese in one sitting. The fact that I am able to stop myself at one each morning still baffles me. It is the most delicious treat on the planet. The muffin is so soft and sweet and the cream cheese tastes just like the hard stuff. What I REALLY want to do (and haven’t so far) is slather a load of that I-Can’t-Believe-It’s-Not-Butter on one of those muffins. I bet that is a buttery, delicious treat!! Okay, I have to stop talking about this now because I am starting to really want it. And this is the problem I have, which I still wrestle with constantly.

On the Postive Side

I am utterly blown away when I look at the small amount of food I’ve eaten today, and yet I can honestly say that I am satiated. Don’t get me wrong: If I had a Twinkie or some WW chocolate treats in the house, it could get ugly. But I don’t have those things and if I get really hungry I will eat some fruit or veggies that I have stocked in the fridge. Baby carrots are sweet, cold and delicious. They are also quite filling. You have to chew them a lot or the gas will have you writhing in pain, but the satisfaction of eating these can’t be denied! Okay, I'm babbling about food again, but at least I'm babbling about healthy food, and that's a change for me.

Sometimes when I am driving I get so angry at inconsiderate drivers that I want to scream at them. But then I remember how insignificant that is, and I thank God that I have a car and my health and gas. That was phrased wrong - normally you wouldn't say, thank God I have gas.” —Ellen DeGeneres

I'm actually getting excited about healthy food.

I’m not sure if I ever mentioned it but my new favorite night time treat is a frozen fruit cup. Del Monte has these clear plastic fruit cups you can buy in produce section at the grocery store. My favorites are Mandarin Orange slices, Ruby Red Grapefruit slices, and Citrus Salad (a mix of grapefruit and orange slices). They also have Mango, Tropical Fruit, Pears, etc. You can put them in the freezer, then at night sit in front of the TV and scrape away at one until it’s gone. It’s like real fruit shaved ice. It usually takes about a ½ hour to eat one and it’s really refreshing, delicious, AND only two points.

I'm getting disgusted with my old habits.

I used to eat a bag of black licorice every night. I would keep the bag next to my bed and even wake up in the middle of the night and eat five or six pieces then go back to sleep. I’ve also done this with popsicles. When I say I am an addict, I’m telling the honest truth. I don’t eat my fruit cups in bed but I’m hoping to keep them as my evening treat habit of choice for life. Otherwise I’ll just be a fat old chick with no teeth left in my head. Not so sexy.

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