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Top Ten Things to Do to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts

In Uncategorized, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

suctermonI had a bad weigh-in, essentially, I gained ALL that I lost and I’m now right back where I started 251.8.  So, since I’m now the expert, here’s my Top Ten List of Things to Do to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts:

1.  Don’t consider yourself important enough to do this. I mean, really, are you ALL that important? Should you really care about your health and well-being, let alone being there for your family in later years by taking care of your needs?

2. Be sure to allow your family the privilege of making your meals. You know how much they want to. I’m sure they will make it a priority to measure and weigh portions because they care so much about your success.

3. Don’t make time in your schedule for exercise. Why, you might offend a family member if you take time to walk around the block or work out to a tape. What if they need you during the time you’re gone?

4. Don’t plan your meals. With your busy schedule, what makes you think you’re going to have time to sit down with pen and paper and plan out what you’re going to eat? Doesn’t that take organization?  Isn’t that interrupting something else?

5. Don’t double check your portions and measuring. I’m sure if you “eye-ball it”, as Rachael Ray would say, you’re going to be fine.

6. Multivitamins are overrated. They are just a money-making scheme to get you to buy snake oil.

7. By all means, don’t track your eating. Whether it’s points, or calories, or carbs, I’m sure you can remember what you eat from one meal to the next.

8. Don’t drink water. Isn’t that what Diet Coke® and Diet Pepsi® are for? Starbucks makes drinks, don’t they? Besides, all that research on the benefits of drinking water is one scientists’ opinion.

9. Keep your main trouble food in the house. You might feel the need to have some ice cream. Keeping it out of the house is depriving your family.

10. Don’t ask for support. When things are going bad in your life, a cookie will work in place of a friend and they’re more readily available.


“Twas The Night Before Weigh-In”

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 at 4:52 am

A Poem of sorts, with my apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, writer of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
“Twas the night before weigh-in as I sit at my blog,
my thoughts kind of rattled, my brain in a fog,
The points were all counted by the computer with care,
in hopes that tomorrow, a weight-loss would be there.”
My husband and kids were all snug in their beds while visions of IHOP
danced through their heads,
Hunnybunny put on in his tee-shirt, and I my CPAP
we were settling down for our nightly nap.
When out in the yard, there arose such a clatter,
I stumbled from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the kitchen, I flew like a flash,
Tore open the pantry and contemplated the hash.
The shine from the fridge was reflected on the floor
Of the kitchen where I had been so many times before.
When, what to my wondering eyes should I see,
But a Strawberry cheese cake, and Baklava looking at me.
With a spatula and dish that was waiting inside
of a pie dish that Hunnybunny unsucessfully tried to hide,
Speedier than guilt, the ingredients they came,
to a mind filled with lust as I called them by name,
Begone Jello, and Half and Half, and crushed pineapple too,
you don’t own me Cool Whip, and cream cheese, you can hit the road, too!
I slammed the refrigerator, too ashamed to be seen
by my onlooking spouse, who was not being mean,
“You know you can do it, ” he smiled back at me,
“And I love you. You still look great to me!”
I sheepishly shuffled my feet towards the door,
And fell in his arms, as we walked off the floor,
and back to our bed, the crises had been averted,
and my conscious was clear, no calories inserted,
I’m glad I can truly now look at that scale,
and know that all my hard work will have a chance to prevail.
So if you find yourself wanting to throw all of it away,
remember: you’re worth it. Worth fighting another day.

Me at the Gym

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I joined a gym on the 15th of October. It’s only 2 miles from my house. The usual work out equipment is there, along with a pool, whirlpool, steam sauna and the dry one. It has an indoor track and 6 3/4 times around is a mile. Last night, I did 21 laps, so it works out to be 5 miles.  I also did the circuit on the weight machines.