Talkin’ to myself and feeling old.
Sometimes I’d like to quit;
Nothing ever seems to fit;
Hangin’ around, nothing to do but frown;
Snowy days and Thursdays always get me down
Okay, so the old Carpenters song is about rainy days and Mondays, but it’s still pretty fitting for this week. On top of a definite post-conference slump, we’ve had almost a full week of snow days. That means that after weighing in at my Weight Watchers, patting myself on the back for being awesome, picking up my kiddo from preschool and heading home, I haven’t left my house in four days.
As you may have seen on Twitter, that has resulted in me eating dozens of cookies that were meant for our church’s college students. And then there was a bag of Doritos. A large bag. That is now empty.
Perhaps, somewhere deep inside, I think I’m just preparing to hibernate? Or, it’s possible that I’m just bored out of my mind and eating to pass the time. Whatever the reason, it’s got to stop. But how? How do you stop yourself from spiraling back into a bad habit?
Side note: The photo above is of my daughter, as she was gleefully scraping an almost-empty peanut butter jar with a baby spoon. I don’t normally let her gorge herself on unhealthy food. As a matter of fact, my struggle with food is never far from my mind, and I’m extra careful to make sure she eats lots of fruits and veggies and very few “junk” foods. But, again, this happened on a snow day. It was probably a Thursday.
Also, research for this post has most definitely resulted in me listening to every Carpenters song on YouTube. They just don’t make smooth altos like that anymore. A shame.
This post will be linked to Friday Fails at My Blessed Life. Because, seriously. I’m talking about a LOT of cookies.
Oh my gosh. I’m so glad its not just me. Seriously, this week I have been battling with why in the heck I am comfort eating so.stinkin.much! grrrr
I don’t know why, but I was so thankful to get out of the house last night – and what do you know, I didn’t feel like eating nearly as much at dinner!
At my WW meeeting this week it was all about how to bounce back from a set back.
My weakness these day are sea salt kettle chips. YUM.
Such a cute picture of your girl – and pb is packed with protein, good fat and fiber. Concentrate on that!
Same topic at my meeting, Amanda. Some irony, huh? :)
I heart the Carpenters so you are way cool on my list! :) BTW, have you read Reshaping it All by Candace Cameron or Made to Crave by Lysa TerKeurst? Both of these books speak to developing a healthy relationship with food so that we don’t fall back into those old habits.
I haven’t read them. I’ve heard GREAT things about Lysa’s book, though, and have it on my to-read list.
I ate a whole bowl of brownie dough over a couple of days this week. Can’t be good for me. Wish the sun would come back out!
Letting go of who I thought I was supposed to be
Brownie dough is almost as dangerous as cookie dough!
I don’t count peanut butter as unhealthy. :)
I LOVE the Carpenters and will now have Karen’t voice in my head the rest of the day.
Hang in there! The snow has to end sometime…right?
Bad news, friend. Mark says we’re supposed to get MORE snow next week! Crazy!!
I’m doing the same thing! I’ve been stuck at home with a very sick toddler for three days. He’s not eating much so we havent hadeals and I just graze all day long. I need to get out of this house and get back to our normal routine before I eat us out of house and home.
Is your kiddo better yet? I hope you both get out some this weekend!
It will clear up soon. We’ve had nearly a week of snow/ice days and tomorrow it is supposed to be high of 47 so the plan is to get out of the house! Oh, and peanut butter, definitely not the worst thing. Sometimes I have to give my son peanut butter on crackers just so I can feel like he has had protein : /
Oooh, I hope you enjoy your warm weekend!