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Habits

9 May

Everybody has habits – some good and some bad; most habits get us through the day and make our lives easier in some way. For instance, every weekday morning I do the same things in the same order to make sure I get everything that needs to get done done in time for me to get to work on time. Boring? Yes. Practical? Also yes. lol.

Some habits though can be damaging – especially when it comes to weight loss! This past saturday I went out in the morning, well, early afternoon if you want to get technical lol, before I went out I ate a healthy breakfast and was comfortably full. When I got home it was not yet time to eat again, I’d only been gone a couple hours and I so wasn’t hungry! Here’s where one of my habits comes in to play, I wanted to have something to eat – even though I wasn’t hungry and even though in my brain I knew it wasn’t time to eat yet.

Why you ask?

Because, generally when I come back in to the apartment it is time to eat. I leave in the morning for work and when I get back home it is dinner time. If it’s the weekend I am usually gone for a long time and when I get back I am ready for food. So saturday, I got home and wanted to eat, not because of hunger but because of habit. Oh dear.

My habits hit again this evening, *rolls eyes* I had finished dinner and due to having to estimate some of my points today I think I am one point over, so ok, that’s fine, I am full, don’t want anything else, and one point isn’t gonna kill me but even though I wasn’t hungry I wanted some chocolate or other little dessert nibbly thing.

Why did I want it?

Cause my habit is to end my day with a little chocolate or some such thing and to not eat a little chocolate at the end of the day makes me feel deprived in some way…stupid I know, but that’s the way it is. shrug.

Because of my habit – on both occaisions – I ate something I didn’t need or have the room in my daily points for because I just felt like I was supposed to eat something…random huh?

I am working on building some good habits, mostly good activity habits since I am way lacking in those. lol. I have the dragon boating, the weather is starting to get better so hopefully I’ll start hiking again soon, plus I will be starting Boxerfit classes soon-ish. I’ll keep you updated on that as it happens! 🙂 My plan is to have more good habits then bad so when I am tempted to eat something I don’t need I have an alternate thing I can do…ya know, besides stuffing food in my face. lol.

Oh, almost forgot! My food for today:

3/4 c Special K Vanilla Almond = 2 points

1/2 c 1% milk = 1 point

Sushi = 9 points

    – Californai rolls, salmon rolls, dragon rolls

    – miso soup

1/2 Fiesta Salad = 2 points

2 crumpets = 2 points

1 tsp margarine = 1 point

skinless boneless rotisserie chicken = 4 points

1 weight watchers mint chocolate patty = 1 point

Total points eaten = 22, sigh…

Soooooo, I went over my points for the day and this is not the only day this week this has happened, and it’s only Monday! – erg. I’m gonna hafta be more careful and up my activity levels or next weigh in is gonna suck.

My mission for this coming week will be to work on breaking some bad food habits and creating good activity habits – let’s hope it works! lol. 🙂

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4 Responses to “Habits”

  1. Dacia May 10, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    I think you have a great plan. I have found success (albeit small) because I am more active. I no longer spend hours on end in front of the TV where I would typically have been grazing on snacks but instead find my nights filled with activities and trips to the gym which keep me moving and away from the couch. I think you are doing great! Keep up the good work!

    • shrinkingwmn May 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

      So you are proof that my new plan can work…as long as I follow it through lol. I love my couch, I will miss my couch once I start spending less time on it, but I guess giving the cushion a chance to poof out the dent my ass has made will be a good thing. 😉 The only way I’ll really get out there is if I commit to classes or sessions etc where if I don’t go I am wasting money already spent…any other way and I will totally be able to easily justify not going, the champ at procrastinating am I! lol

      • Dacia May 11, 2011 at 7:09 am #

        I have gotten better at hitting the gym (at my complex or on post- both of which are free) on a pretty regular basis but I do agree. I find it easier to go to classes because I have already made a financial investment as well. Same with WW. Since I pay for my monthly Weight Watchers membership you are damn sure I am going to get my money’s worth 😉

      • shrinkingwmn May 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

        Oh for sure! Once you put the money down you hafta make sure you get what you paid for lol. 🙂 I was way sick at the beginning of the year and missed some of my Zumba classes, ooooooh, I was so irritated with myself when I had to miss but it was either stay home and get better or go there and hack up my lungs all over the place – I opted for the first choice. lol.

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