Why do we? I honestly have no idea, but from what I could gather from the meeting (I arrived late because one elevator was out in the building), we automatically make bad choices. Of course, this cannot be true of every living being because the world would be filled with obese, dumb people. In any case, WW wants us to stop making bad choices, one of which is giving into hedonic hunger, or eating for pleasure. I get the whole "eating to live" thing but not being ever able to eat for pleasure is a slight problem for me. It kind of makes no perfect sense. I think what they really want is for us to change our mentality when it comes to eating.
I feel I have already done that and my environment is proof. I have changed my spaces at home and at work. What that means is that I've gotten rid of everything that could tempt me in the wrong way and only snack on things that are good for me. I cannot say that I am 100% eating just to live. I mean, even with spaces changed, there are some seriously good tasting things that are still good for you. Both WW and Skinny Cow have come up with new recipes and flavors that help me, at least, stay on track. Now, if only I could find a store in my area that sells the new Skinny Cow candies, I would be really happy.
So, as for changing my mentality, I am glad WW has provided us with a self-checking device to see how we can not just do what we do and automatically make better choices. There's a series of questions we can ask ourselves every day:
- Have I met my Good Health Guidelines for fruits and vegetables?
- Do I have an activity plan for the coming week?
- Do you wave off a craving if it is sitting right in front of you?
- Are you eating any of your Points Plus values each week?
- What happens when you have a slip-up?
- Do you check restaurant menus when you are going out to eat?
Okay, so where were we? Why do we do what we do? I'm not sure we'll ever figure that out, but as long as we recognize that we can come back from anything, we will be fine. I know I will be fine. I continue to lose each week, even if it is only a little bit. So I'm staying the course. Will you? Let me know in the comments. Good luck!!