So, time for my weekly update on le fat. Which, by the way, is still there.
I did lose 2.4 pounds last week, which was exciting. Sadly, my Weight Watchers site did NOT celebrate with me—in fact, it asked me if I’d been eating all of my points. Don’t worry kiddos. STILL EATING. Oh, and still fat.
This week has been difficult, for a variety of reasons. Meaning that eating well has been difficult. It makes me sad to realize how dependent I am on food as a coping mechanism. Still, I’ve been staying strong. I’ve yet to exceed my points—and while I’ve delved into my weekly allowance, I’ve yet to go off the charts and have a true binge.
What do I miss? Going to dinner and eating french fries with ranch. Red Robin Mushroom Burger. Frozen yogurt with yummy toppings. My afternoon chocolate treat. Feeling like I can always just have a little pick me up when I want it. Yesterday, I craved a donut for breakfast. I drove by Burger King after my seemingly-endless work meeting and wanted to get a huge burger because I was tired and had such a long day. I miss all of the little treats that I used to have. I’m trying to figure out a system of rewards for myself, one that has NOTHING to do with food.
So, I’m collecting suggestions. What relatively cheap, non-food things do you use to reward yourself? I am fully aware that using food is common, but there are many people who use other things. I can think of a million things I want, but I’m trying to be creative and really reward myself for this. It’s hard work. As lame as it sounds, it’s not just a diet—it’s really changing my thinking, and my self esteem is definitely coming in to play here.
Help me out, guys. How do YOU reward yourself?