Weight Watchers Day 9 - Night Eating

Weight Watchers Day 9 - Night Eating

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Banishing night eating should be the first rule of dieting.

* There’s no troubleshooting advice on the Weight Watchers diet website for “corporate job depression.”

And now, here are the details of my 9th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 210 lbs. (8am)

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. –Drew Carey

I heard back about the job interview (finally) after spending every waking hour working myself into a shaking mess of nerves and snack cravings. I held my breath as I opened the email. “Heidi, it's not going to work out for you with our firm. Thank you for coming in for the interview.” That’s it. No header, no footer.  He didn’t even tell my friend that recommended me that he was passing.  In all fairness, they are not speaking to each other because they had a blowout the day before. I guess their venom-filled spat didn’t make him warm to the idea of hiring his antagonist’s friend. The guy in HR thought I was being hired.  *heavy sigh*

What I Ate:
Breakfast:  Double Fiber Whole Grain English Muffin, 1 Weight Watchers reduced fat cream cheese, 4 tablespoons Fat-Free Hazelnut Creamer (in 3 cups of coffee) – 4 points
Lunch: 1 tablespoon Vanilla Chai & 1 tablespoon Fat-Free Hazelnut Creamer(in 3 cups of coffee), 3 cups Minestrone soup, 4 oz baby carrots  – 9.5 points
Dinner: 4 oz baby carrots, 1 ostrich stick – 2.5 points
Snack(s): 1 bag Pop-Secret Homestyle Popcorn, large bowl plain Romaine lettuce  – 10 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0

Disappointment, Loss of Appetite, and Comfort Eating

I had just eaten my English muffin when I got the email and I felt a little sick.  I truly believe that everything happens for a reason so I don’t hang on to things like this, but you have to feel and move through your first reaction so you can get past it.

My first reaction to the bad news was that it totally killed my appetite. I started drinking coffee to lift my mood, but still felt lousy and didn’t eat lunch until 3:30 p.m.

When I got home I wasn’t really hungry at all, but still longed for the comfort of fatty food to take away my sadness. I ended up devouring a whole bag of microwave popcorn (10 points), eating it numbly. 

By the way, I haven’t mentioned it before but having 10 points for one food or even one meal is pretty bad.  It’s over 1/3 of my allowed points for the day.  But it was delicious, salty, buttery, and made me feel better…for about 10 minutes. Then the sad feelings crept back in and I opened a container of Romaine lettuce leaves and ate them plain leaf by leaf until I was satisfied.  One other thing I must mention is that all of this eating was going on at 11 p.m.

Night eating is diet destructive.

My night eating is destroying my diet. Even if it’s within my points and healthy food, I think it’s affecting my weight loss. And to make matters worse I still haven’t started working out. I want to but my life is so loco right now. But there are two things I am going to commit to next week:

1. No eating after 8 p.m.
2. Move that big ol’ butt!!

I vow to keep that vow for at least three days next week and see if it makes the difference. I need to keep this promise to myself. My success depends on it.

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