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My own personal sabatage

In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on August 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm

What is it about me that causes me to eat uncontrollably? I’m thinking food addiction. It doesn’t help that ice cream, cookies, birthday cake are bought and kept in this house. Whenever I get stressed, that’s what I go for.

I’m so tired of being out of control. I don’t know what it’s going to take. I’m okay most of the time, but then I get down, and head for comfort food or food for comfort. Makes me miss smoking.

Still whining and complaining, but not doing what it takes to get it together.

Here I am at 249 lbs. It’s just not attractive at all. I remember when I weighed 180. I had a double chin, but at least I could wear normal clothes. I used to wear a 14-16, now I wear a 22-24.

What is my problem?

In Day What?, Stupidity run amuck, wailing and moaning on July 18, 2009 at 3:07 am

motivational poster for counting caloriesI wish I knew. All of a sudden, even my husband is counting calories. Weird, huh? But me? I’m still sabotaging my own success. I guess I’m in that place in the road where I’m afraid of success. The last time I had success, it blew up in my face. What about now? What is my deal? Why can’t I stay on program?

What drives us to fail

In Day What?, Stupidity run amuck, wailing and moaning on June 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I guess you can see by the previous date that I gave up somewhere along the way. I think it started with the stupid camping trip and got worse from there. While packing for said camping trip, I packed my measuring tools. They were unpacked for me by my husband. When asked about it, he said, “You don’t need those for 4 days.” Apparently, I did. It was a downward spiral for me ever since. My friend stopped going to meetings, so therefore, I stopped going to meetings. All this is NOT the cause of my demise.  I alone am responsible for what goes into my mouth. I am the one who didn’t have a plan for food daily, let alone a plan B of what to do if plan A falls through.

What has driven me to fail? Myself, laziness, not caring about what happens to me.

I have to get myself out of this rut. Pray for me.

I can stop at any time

In Stupidity run amuck, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on March 29, 2009 at 7:37 pm

celebrity-pictures-cookie-monster-stop-anytime1You believe that, don’t you? You believe me that I can eat just ONE of those 100 calorie Hostess thingies. You believe that I can only eat the one serving of Doritos®. That I can stick to my points and actually know what those points are? Yeah…sure…right.

Last week, I went by the rules and stayed within my 28 points. I lost a piddly .4. I have a bad day this week and decide, “Screw it, I’m going to eat!” And eat I did. It started off an okay day, nothing unusual, and then hammered into a day when hades broke loose. I ate at least three helpings of that dang Kashi Go Lean® cereal, 4 Hostess 100 calorie snacks®, 1/2 bag of Doritos®, 1/4 bag of Cheetos®, “And a partridge in a pear tree…..”.

I expected the worst on the scale Saturday. If I lost my 5%, I felt I truly deserved to after that day. As I stepped on the scale, I thought “around and around she goes, where she stops, nobody knows..” like the wheel for the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right©. It did finally stop. On 234.2! I had lost 1.2 lbs after all! So, what was the lesson learned? Always face the music on the scale, no matter how bad you think you screwed up.

The Winning Streak is Over It Seems

In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on March 23, 2009 at 12:30 am

I couldn’t possibly expect to continue losing with the numbers I’ve had. Last week,  it was 2.8.  Two weeks before that, it was 3.8.  I’ve lost 16.4 lbs in 6 weeks. That’s an average of 2.73 lbs. I just hope that I don’t have this dry spell of not losing. Finally, I feel like I might know what I’m doing with WeightWatchers®. I’m not inclined to screw it up now.

Sorry I’m late…..

In wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on March 17, 2009 at 12:28 am

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but I don’t have a great excuse. Seems like if anybody else had lost 2.8 lbs, they’d be shouting it from the rooftops.  I guess the truth is I wonder how long before my time runs out on weight loss. Lately, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. But to be honest, I’ve not started walking yet. I think I’m leery because the last time I tried walking at this weight, (235.8), I injured myself…my knee, actually. And gained 16 pounds. Which I’ve lost now, but still kind of skiddish where exercise is concerned.

Anyway, hurray for me! Only 85.8 more to go….

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.

Ice Storm 2009

In wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers®, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Ice Storm 2009Well, I’m sure you know we made the news in Kentucky. God was and IS good as we lost power for only a day. My neighbors across the street didn’t fare as well. They were out of power from Tuesday until Sunday.

I never realized how much I take for granted until the storm. We cooked outside on my hubby’s grill with the side cooker on it to boil water. We took a bath in a pot. We played games on the floor in the sun because we were trying to stay warm. Pointless to say, I am sure, that I and my WeightWatchers® buddy didn’t make it for weigh in Saturday. As it turned out, the ice and snow made it pretty hard to stay within our point range as we had to make do with what was in the kitchen.

I hope this finds you warm, with electric, and working your plan.

More Good News…

In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Well, weigh in this week reeked. I GAINED 2.2 LBS! So that puts my hard work of 3.4 lbs back to a piddly 1.2 lbs. Some of it was due to family being in town. Some was due to a crises that was going on in same said family. But ultimately, the fault is my own. goodgrief

Nobody told me to pick up that bag of M & M’s. Nor did anyone tell me not to argue with my honey as he wanted to go to Red Robin. As far as I know, there is nothing on the Red Robin menu that I would WANT to eat besides a burger.

I managed to get even more sick than the lung thing I had gone to the doctor for.  I spent the majority of the weekend in bed with a fever. I even called into work, which was a first for me. Wouldn’t you know it, the kids had a snow day, anyway.

During my stupid illness, my sweet husband endured my snappiness, and constant snoring. He kept coming at me with a shot of Dayquil and/or Nitequil.

So now that I’m close to being on the mend, it’s time to climb on the horse and count points again.

Day 14- A Weigh In confessional

In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

disappointedI guess it just sucks to be me this weigh in. .4, people. All that hard work and a lousy .4. It just aggravates me to no end…I even had 8 points left from my points allowance!

All grousing aside, let’s do the math on this week and see where I slipped up.

1. Family was in town, so I cooked mostly for them.  That included a birthday dinner for the Husband and apple pie and key lime pie. I didn’t participate in the desserts, but I did have some dumplings.

2. I’ve had a severe case of bronchitis. In fact, the doc thinks I might have “seasonal asthma”. With the blast of cold we’ve had, there went walking. And with family here, walking to a cd in the living room wasn’t an option.

3.  Breyer’s Fat Free Ice cream.77567-26661_lg It’s so deceiving. With the term “fat-free”, you assume it’s not going to taste very good. But, you’d be incorrect. It ain’t Ben & Jerry’s, but it’s up there. Eating 1 cup a night probably wasn’t the best thing I could have done. Sometimes two cups a night. Stupid, right?

4. Then there’s this trouble-maker that is within walking distance of my house: Yeah, those non-fat, tall lattes do add up. I counted 4. starbucks124 is way too many. I need to make some limits. So, there you go…my confessional.