Addictions for Nines can include overeating or undereating due to lack of self-awareness and repressed anger, lack of physical activity, and misuse of depressants, alcohol, and drugs. Be aware of these tendencies today. (The Wisdom of the Enneagram, 351)
Uh, thanks. I didn't know this about myself.
I've spent the last two weeks eating as if I were TRYING to gain weight, instead of being on WW. And, accordingly, gaining weight at each weigh-in. And I did have the thought: "well, at least I'm not a drinker." Because that totally makes it okay, right?
I got to the WW meeting yesterday afternoon with a headache (lovely Spring allergies) and thought, "well, this is dumb. I'm not driving all the way across town for this any more." (You need to know how small this town is for that to be properly ridiculous.) But, whatever works, works. Last night I managed to stop eating after dinner. That is the trouble time. So that was big.
I started a book last night that Gigi Greene turned me on to called Mindset by Carol Dweck. There's a pretty good website for it that you should check out. The premise is that one either has a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. For instance, a fixed mindset says, "I can't do math, never could." A growth mindset says, "cool! Math's hard! I'm going to figure that out!"
I'm feeling very challenged by this (in a good way). More to follow, I'm sure.