Monday, January 28, 2008

New Bad Eating Habits

I have started a new habit. When I go to the library, I stop at Panera's and get a Cinnamon Crunch bagel with hazelnut cream cheese. Usually I share it with my mom, but today I ate one by myself. At first I thought she was crazy for ordering one, now it has become a pattern I need to stop. I think I have only been having one per week, but that's like 3 too many each month! :) I think I have recognized the pattern in the nick of time. I think it has only been about 3 weeks that we've been stopping at Panera's. I never used to eat bagels and now I'm having at least one per week - eek! But I did go back to my roots yesterday and when we were out I had a big salad with salmon and no dressing. Now I know a salmon fillet is a lot of points, but because it was a late lunch, we didn't need dinner. (But in an effort for full disclosure, that meant that I ate 1-1/2 soft pretzels for dinner. Not good.)

I need to get back on track with my eating habits. I didn't officially weigh in last week because I wanted to go to the WW meeting tomorrow morning. The scale said 137.5 vs. 136.2 at WW the week before, but I don't remember what my mom's scale had said the week before, so it isn't an apples to apples comparison. I think I might try blogging about what I've eaten every day to insure accountability. I'm going to promise to do it for a week and see how it goes. It will be embarrassing, but at least it will make me face the music since WW etools hasn't been enough of a wake up call for me!


Kim said...

Oh - step away from those bagels!! They are very yummy indeed!! Sometimes we'll go to Panera after church on Sunday, and those are what my son and husband will order. I have to steer clear of them completely for now. Too damn tasty. The upside is that you have already seen the big picture and are doing something about it. :)

Vickie said...

those little habits are SO EASY to fall (into) and so hard to identify. Now that you have seen it - it is half the battle (in my opinion). this has happened to me time and time again - I can identify with what you are saying/doing/feeling. It can be on the way to the library or on the way to the washer/dryer. We all seem to "pattern" so easily.