So far, my plan to try to get back on the wagon has been successful. I know it's only January 7, but it's the little things. I started back up with tracking WW points with a free app on my phone, and I know that works. I have found some really good recipes on Pinterest that are low points, so I've been sticking to my daily limit even though I haven't exercised a ton. We got a bunch of candy during the holidays, but instead of leaving it all out in a candy jar, I put most of it away in our spare bedroom. This way, I can have a piece here and there when I have extra points for the day, but it won't be staring at me every day when I cook.
C had a couple weeks off school, and I took a week and a half off work, and we had a super fun time with our families for Christmas and New Year's. We spent the night at my brother and sis-in-law's house on Christmas Eve, so we could wake up with the kids and see what Santa brought, which always makes it more exciting. We watched approximately 50 football games, which is my favorite way to spend a holiday break, and then stayed up way past midnight on NYE watching Pawn Stars.
When we got home, I was bummed because my sister left and I put away all the decorations and it is so dang cold outside, I never want to get out of my bed. Oh, and C's computer broke over the weekend, so that's been a financial stress for me, but he found a used one that will be much cheaper than a brand new one. I've also been trying to remind myself of the fun things I have planned for this year, and the plans I have to improve my health. Also, C started another semester yesterday, so I can keep looking forward to the next stage of our lives that will come when he is done.
My coworker is also doing WW, and she was telling me about a low point of her weekend when she ate almost 4000 calories in one sitting. It made me think about binge eating and the triggers for me. Yesterday I was super anxious because I was trying to set up my new phone, with someone coming to buy my old phone within the hour, and the Verizon activation system was down. My brain immediately went to what I could eat to alleviate my stress. Luckily, since I have experience with weight loss and issues with eating, I can usually combat those thoughts by thinking about my hunger levels and rationalizing that if I eat a bunch of candy right now, I won't have any points left for the rest of the week. I can't always do that, but when I do and overcome the urges to binge, I always feel a little bit proud.