So I have a slight problem. I am not getting enough “points” each day. In Weight Watchers language, that translates into not eating enough “power foods” that give me the energy that I need. It’s a learning process. I have to learn how to make some things ahead which are high in protein. Extra-specially on the days when I go to the gym … !
I’m entering the phase of learning to plan. I’ve often had to grab things because I’m starving and didn’t plan. Or else, I’m just impatient and uninspired. I just want to handle my hunger. A lot of the WW ideas involve using chopped things for flavor, and it occurs to me that being OK with spending this time is related to your feeling of worth. Of course, it’s also related to time: lots of people have multiple things in their lives that they need to be thinking about, including me. But planning could resolve that, and I might also add to a feeling of self-care. That planning, looking for flavorful ideas, or chopping things, might be worth the time.
Surprisingly, I actually had fun yesterday (Sunday) with my new eating program. I’m a person who enjoys jigsaw puzzles, collage, and Sudoku, so maybe it is somewhat the same, learning the Points system with Weight Watchers. It was fun to look up the points on things before I ate them, to use the online site, and to “rest” in the structure provided, instead of constantly fretting and being at war with my appetite. Using the website to look at the bigger picture of my day, I ended up taking a 30-minute walk, when otherwise I wouldn’t have exercised that day. I chose some new “routines” that I wanted to track: planning my meals, never leaving the house without a healthy snack, and eating AWAY from any distractions. While here at the computer this very moment, I realized I was eating my oatmeal with the computer distraction, so bye for now! 😀