Archive | May 2017

Why are Fridays so Hard?

Why does it feel so much harder to follow some basic guideline on the weekend?  It’s like if you don’t have a set work schedule its a free for all with food.  It was even more irritating to have gained 1/2 pound.  I didn’t over eat, but I did have KFC.

I did do my walking, even though I admit I was feeling very lazy.  I need to go to the store, but am afraid of what I may get.  It is hard when Fridays are off a bit because my husband is not home to grill, that means it’s fast food or a restaurant.  I have been thinking about what to cook – see this is where if I was prepare I would be doing so much better.

Wishing everyone else is doing better on their program.

This entry was posted on May 27, 2017.

Survived The Dentist

Yep, made it through the dentist, a little uncomfortable (had a tooth pulled) but not too bad.  Did it affect my eating?  You bet, did I lose any weight? NO.  I eat less and remain the same.  I know, I know I shouldn’t be weighing myself everyday, but for now I will accept this is who I am.  For me it’s about accountability.  I need the daily reminder (yes I can see in the mirror) of where I am at.  I was thinking this morning about all the things I would do and be able to do if I lost the weight.  I think I will create a running list that can be added to as the ideas come.  I would like to open this list up to everyone.  I will try to have the list up and going this afternoon.

This entry was posted on May 25, 2017.

Appointments We Hate

Well I have a dental appointment today, all I can think about is the fact I will eat less, having gum work. That should not be a goal of going to the dentist. Does anyone else ever think the same?

I did get on the scale and was down half a pound even after eating what I want yesterday. You know the game – I will start tomorrow so I need to eat all I can today. Now I know I am not the only one to do this. What sucks is that we can put on an additional pound or two when we play that game. Let the fun begin.

See you later

This entry was posted on May 24, 2017.

Welcome to my journey

I am tired of getting on the scale and letting it decide whether I am doing good or not.  I have read all the articles, heard all the discussions that we shouldn’t let the scale have that type of control, but it does.  I have also read the articles that state if you go off your plan, just get right back on.  Sounds great.  But if losing weight were that easy, no one would be fat.  There is no magic pill, no easy way to do it.  In all the time I have lost weight it has been work.  I just wish I could have stayed at it.

I am sure we all say the same thing – tomorrow will be better.  I will stay focused, I will not eat that cookie that is sitting in my desk.  I will not eat the extra slice of pizza at dinner tonight.  But if you are anything like me you will.  You will not feel good about it, but you will do it by saying I will get back on my plan later.  Or better yet one cookie won’t hurt.  Your right one won’t, but the second, third and forth just might.

We all know it can be done, we see the article, we watch TV.  Yes, there are people who can and if they are lucky they are able to keep it off.  I am sure you have heard the stories about the Biggest Loser where they regained their weight, and in some cases even more than they lost.  It can be disheartening to know that not only is it a struggle to get it off, it is a whole different struggle to keep it off.  Does the battle never end?

I am looking for like minded people to band together, to help keep up the motivation.  Hear the struggles, the successes and share what works for us and what didn’t.  I can’t guarantee that I will lose the weight, but I know I need to give it at least one more try.

This entry was posted on May 23, 2017.