I found this picture quite some time ago and it really hit home for me (as much as I want to be in denial about it).
I don't agree with each statement, but there are several that I identify with. I don't understand my relationship with food. It is comforting to me and it seems like the one thing in my life that I don't have control over. I'm getting there, but I still have a ways to go. I'm not the kind of person to just eat an entire bag of potato chips or package of cookies in one sitting. I can control myself in that sense. I think one of my biggest struggles is not listening to my own body. A lot of times, I'll grab a snack because I'm bored. Or splurge on a meal to celebrate. The thing I like most about WW is that it reminds me of balancing my checkbook. If I've used all of my points, it's just like I've spent all of my money. I cannot eat anything else just like I can't buy anything else. There's a bit of a cushion for days that catch us by surprise - kind of like a rainy day plan. WW makes me accountable for the points that I use. When I don't track my points, it's usually because I know I've gone over and don't want to see that in blank and white (you know, if you don't write it down, the calories don't count, right?).
I'm rambling, but I am going to continue to hold myself accountable and track my points even when I go over. And, I'm going to learn to pay more attention to my body - eat when I'm hungry, not bored.