wwlurker - I'm glad you have lost the weight you gained on your getaway, hope your weigh-in goes well this weekend.
DotRen - That was a nice donation of food, I'm sure there are people who can use it. I eat a lot of canned green beans
I had a tough time the last two evening and ate some junk food after dinner both nights. It was definitely emotional eating. Fortunately I don't have that much in the house I can binge on, but I was really feeling out of control. I do have enough weekly points to cover it but I try not to use many weekly points.
I've planned my food for today and I hope to stick to it and not eat after dinner. I don't weigh-in until Sunday so I hope I can stay on track the rest of this week.
Hope you are all doing well and staying on track. Take care!
DotRen, That's a big donation! I should do a clear-out of my cupboards. It's been a while.
sunrose49, good for you for walking even in the rain. I'm a fair-weather exerciser!
cj59, I'm glad you are still within your points and that you are able to recognize when you're eating for reasons other than hunger. I tend to think that emotional eating is ok sometimes, there are worse coping mechanisms to have, that's for sure!
My WI is tomorrow. I'm only slightly over for the week so far, with movie night coming up. I peeked at the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised. If my official WI is close to today's, I will be very pleased!
I did my weigh-in today and lost some weight this week, so I was glad about that after those 2 nights of overeating. I think it helped that I had 3 good days after those. I might need to starting doing a few days a week at higher calories and then days at lower calories to shake things up. Why can't losing weight be easy
Hope all of you are doing well and had a good weekend
sunrose49 , cj59 , I lost this week too! I was down quite a bit more than I had anticipated. I went a bit over for the week, but was largely back OP. I feel so much better when I eat breakfast and lunch, and I find it so hard to take the time to do it!
I'm really busy at home this week. I think it will be fairly easy to stay OP, though. I finally went down a point per day. I still give myself a ton more than I should get, but my calories burned are really down according to my Fitbit (I've lost about 13 pounds since Xmas so the reduced calories burned was inevitable. I thought that I should try to take it down a notch and see what happens. I'm in no hurry to lower my points, but my calories burned is barely hitting 2000 per day, and that's what I aim for in points eaten, so if I want to continue to lose, something has to give.
I hopped on the scale this morning and it looks like I'm up a bit from my WI. It was a big drop, so I'm not surprised. I'm just going to keep staying the course and hope it all sorts itself out. It's not looking like I'm going to hit my 5 pound per month goal this month, unless I get back to where I was on WI day and have another good loss this week. That's ok. I did get a bit off track during my getaway and it took me a couple of weeks to settle back in. I'm just going to keep doing what I have been and try my best to focus on my health, not the number on the scale.
wwlurker - You have a good attitude and I hope that you will have a good weigh-in this weekend. Congratulations on your weight loss since Christmas
I go through the same thing you do, and probably a lot of dieters do, with juggling the daily calorie amounts. The reason that I liked Momentum so much was that you started with a higher calorie count (points) and then they lowered each time you lost 10 pounds. I felt that this didn't allow the body to get used to a certain amount of calories. And the times I lost a lot of weight on Momentum, this worked well for me.
This time is a bit different. I'm still starting with higher calories/points, but I find that some days I just can't eat of all them. So that concerns me that as I lower the points my body will not lose weight. Of course there are days when I eat all my calories/points, so maybe it evens out. This time around I don't plan to go all the way to the bottom of the allowed points, it is just too low and I think that is a lot of what caused me some disordered eating/habits a few years ago.
I did overeat a bit today, but have the weekly points for it. It does concern me that I've had a few days of overeating these last few weeks. It's so easy to slide back into the old habits, so hopefully I'll get control of it.
cj59 - I could never do 18 points a day. I think that I went as low as 23 at one point, and that was super tough and not sustainable for me. I also think that by the end of my first round of WW, I had picked up some disordered eating habits that I didn't have before. I think that cycling your points with high days and low days is a good thing - I tend to do it as well. It makes sense that some days you need more than others. I think that listening to your body is important.
Right now, I have been struggling in the evenings because there is ice cream in our house and I can't seem to stay out of it. It's not even good ice cream! I still have some WPs left for the week, so all is not lost, but I'm cutting it close and I still have 3 days left in my week.
The scale was down a bit this morning, but still not as low as it was on WI day. On the up side, I have been consistently in the lower 5 pound range for the past couple of weeks, so I think that there has been real loss since the beginning of the month, even with a couple of weeks semi-off track.
wwlurker - I'm glad your scale was down this morning and hope you make it through the rest of the week with your points. I have trouble avoiding foods that are in the house too when I feel the desire to overeat - I'll eat it even if I don't like it much just because it feels like a "cheater" food to me.
I think the lowest points I ever did were 20 points a day and I was doing some crazy disordered eating/dieting things at that time. That's why I ended up taking a break from dieting for over 2 years - my mind and body were messed up. There sure are a lot of things that go into losing weight and keeping it off!
amyrs - I don't think about the calories in vitamins!
cj59 - it's like I know that I need something - and I'll eat whatever is most "junk-like" in the house.
My evenings have been off this week. I just haven't been paying attention to my points when I'm snacking at night. Other than the ice cream, my snacks have been reasonable. I am -7 for the week, with movie night still left to go. I expect to have a bit of a gain this week, as I think last week was a bit of a blip with an artificial low - I haven't seen that number since.
Hope you are all doing well and have a great weekend!