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Weight Watchers 10 days in....Quantity Vs. Quality Calories

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Interesting pattern is emerging since I started doing Weight Watchers (unofficially-I just went online and got all of the information myself). I have struggled to stay within point range, but even worse, I went from eating a lot of protein to a more carb-focused diet. No wonder I am hungry.

Although I am eating more fruit and vegetables because they are considered "free," I am enjoying things like pizza and pasta again but it's time to pull in the reins.

While continuing to eat junk food but less of it is not what the new plan is trying to achieve, I took full advantage of the idea that nothing was off limits but I am feeling less nourished, and hungrier and less stable blood sugar with spikes and drops.

Not the plan's fault, it's user error and I am supposed to know better. I like the concept of "ANYTHING IS OK IN MODERATION" but I struggle with moderation period! I still don't understand what is at the root of the compulsive behavior, but there were mini cinnamon rolls brought in to work today as a "thank you" for our hard work, but I had 6 of them! Out of control. I felt so sick I had to skip lunch except for some fruit, and my calories for the day managed to still be less than 1300 but there is no value in food like that. They were cute and tiny and one would've been just fine...I am thinking about revisiting Overeaters Anonymous because it isn't normal to do that. I didn't see anyone else at work have that many!

Of course I was sleepy all afternoon and had to nap when I got home because that did not "fuel" my body.

For now, I am going to stick with the Points Plus plan. After all, the compulsive nature of my binging was present before WW and I like the ease of the PP system. I am still tracking my nutrition here on SP and then calculating PP from the numbers on here. It is helping tremendously to know where I am going off track, because the Points alone wouldn't clue me in that I am not hitting protein goal, etc. In addition, The Spark says that the more successful "dieters" tracked their food I will continue the habit!

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    Girl, I feel your pain! Once I have one cookie (or cinnamon roll or piece of cake) I just get out of control! I know in my head "all things in moderation" but I'm addicted! I have to stay pretty high on protein and low on carbs to keep from going off the deep there a carb addicts group on spark people?? Are you drinking tons of water? I find that water really does help correct a lot of sins-i have 100 pounds to lose, so i drink 104 ounces a day. And a B12 a day helps with cravings! Hang in there!
    2239 days ago
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