Today was my Meeting Day. Here is my week in review in memories and numbers….
We talked about emotional eating. I was rewarded with a BRAVO because I shared a moment where I might have engaged in some emotional eating the other night. I was cooking dinner after a, particularly stressful day. I was hungry (internal) but I was also aggravated (external) but in that moment if I ate the forkful of potatoes it would have been to try to soothe the feeling rather than satisfy the hunger.
I know it seems like a small thing, a forkful of mashed potatoes would not have changed my weight loss results this week. However, learning not to turn to food as an emotional response is a very big deal for me. Daily reflection, taking care of myself, eating a variety of foods, exercising gratitude and looking for beauty a are all prongs of my strategy to lose weight.
If you are a Weight Watcher like me, or if you are someone who is interested in self-care, I hope this post finds you well. More tomorrow…