Saturday, October 13, 2012

Do you eat when you are not hungry?

Pin It Fiona posed this question to us at WW today.  Then she said she feels bad afterwards when she thinks of the people who simply do not have that option.  Weight Watchers is currently collecting food for our local food bank (now until Nov 3), so this really hit home.  How often do I eat just because I a) want to or b) because I can?  Some people out there have no idea where their next meal is coming from, let alone their snacks.  I am going to try and keep this in mind this week any time I reach for food - am I really and truly hungry?  Or am I just eating because I can?  Maybe every time I catch myself eating "just because" I should toss an item into the food for thought...literally.

Anyone interested in dropping off food for those in need can do so at their local food bank, most grocery stores, or their local Weight Watchers location (funny enough, the one in my area is between Flipburger and the Lindt Chocolate store, so easy enough for anyone in the Clayton Park area to find!)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gobble, gobble

Pin It Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I have so much to be thankful for - an amazing family, wonderful friends and a great bunch of co-workers and work for a great company.  I've also recently joined another great company (Epicure Selections) as an independent consultant.  I won't be talking Epicure on this blog (well, no more than talking about using Epicure in my recipes like I've always done!) - to keep up with my Epicure life, you can visit me The Spice of Life

I know it's been a LONG time since I've blogged.  I admit - I've been struggling with this journey since I returned from vacation (in August!!)  I lose a pound, I gain a pound....grrrrr  I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. 

Yesterday was my 3 year anniversary of joining Weight Watchers.  I'm thankful for where I am today vs where I was 3 years ago, that's for sure - I'm smaller (currently just over 120 pounds smaller), I'm healthier, I can cross my legs (both ways!), I can run up a flight (or two!) of steps without feeling like I might die, I can comfortably sit in any seat (except maybe a kiddie one!) and have "leftover" chair on either side of me, I am not afraid to try new things - whether that be tasting new things or moving my body in new ways, I'm more confident and I think I'm even happier with life in general.  I would not change the journey I've gone through over the past 3 years as I think this journey has made me who I am today.  All that being said, I need to get my head back in the game.  I still follow program and I track my food - don't get me wrong, I don't do it because anyone makes me - it's become such a habit for my Type A personality likes to check those boxes in my online tracker (when you check all the healthy guidelines you get a smiley face :) and to see the numbers...I'm such a charts and graphs kinda girl!!  BUT...clearly I'm slacking in some area...perhaps I'm eyeballing too many things that I used to weigh/measure... this week I take stock and get serious again.  I don't really mind if I don't reach my Christmas goal - but I would like to be a FREE at-goal Weight Watchers Lifetime Member once again.... and that only takes 1.8 pounds :) 

Ok, turkey is done, enjoyed myself, but am moving on.  No special events (that I can recall) coming up this week, so I have no excuses!  Back on track... here we go!

Oh, did I mention that I'm going to the UK for Christmas????  Hoping to plan a side trip to Paris for a few days too :)  I am SO excited!  In 11 weeks, I will be there!!!  Can you believe Christmas is only just over 11 weeks away?!