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3/18/13 1:37 P

This weekend did NOT go as planned.... Started off with DH bringing home donuts which I immediately ripped into and ate five of. EEEK. Then yesterday I did okay, I think. I went to Safeway in the morning knowing that we'd be on the beach boardwalk all day and that I'd be tempted by all the yummy smells so I got a huge hoagie sandwhich and divided it into fourths. We ate precisely at noon before hunger had a chance to take over and didn't have to buy a single thing at the boardwalk. Yeah for that. But on the way home we got out the chips we'd brought but not eaten and started eating in the car. I completely forgot to keep track of how many I was eating and I'm sure I ate way over my portion. I haven't lost any weight this week and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong other than not keeping track. I guess its time to take it to the next step and track everything that goes into my mouth. This is going to be hard.

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3/12/13 12:46 P

Well I got sicker than sick for a few days. Pnemeunia (sp?) YUCK! But I'm mostly back to normal now. DH brought home the donuts but I limited myself to two a day. They're at least mini donuts and now they're gone again. And my box of girl scout cookies actually lasted three days. Beleive me, thats a record that has never happened before. I'm hoping now that the weather is nicer that I can start walking outside this week on my days off. For now my exercise has been limited to mopping the dirt off the kitchen floor.

If you don't try, you'll never know.
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2/25/13 7:28 P

Thanks for the encouragement. I think he finally got it this weekend when he brought home my second favorite desert (lemon pudding cake) and I only had one tiny slice of it. I only had one donut this weekend too and that was in a moment of pure insanity as the baby was screaming and my six year old was throwing up at 4:00 in the morning. I grabbed the donut on my way from sticking the clean up towels in the wash to go rub my middle ones back... It was only after I had swallowed that I went... oh yeah! Not supposed to eat these! So I stopped and had an apple and a yogurt after things had calmed down. Now when I go to the grocery store I'm arming myself with a list full of fruits and veggies and cereal for them for breakfast.

If you don't try, you'll never know.
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2/22/13 4:52 P

emoticon EVERYONE!!

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with thier bones."-- William Shakespeare
PARKSCANADA Posts: 3,950
2/22/13 4:12 P

I too have a husband that shows me love by bringing home "treats" for me. I too have told him straight up to not do that anymore. We'll see, it's been about a week since he's brought anything home, so maybe this time - after about 4 years of asking - will be the time he stops. A couple of things I would suggest: keep telling him because those "treats" are not good for anyone, no matter what size or shape or lifestyle you have; I throw that stuff out when my husband goes to bed or in the morning when he's left for work - I used to feel really guilty about doing that, but as I said that stuff's not good for anyone, so now I realize that I am doing all of us a favour when I get rid of it; I also allow us one day on the weekend for him to pick what food he would really like to indulge in - we buy it in a reasonable portion, have it the one day and then it's outta the house. I also have portioned snacks of calorie reduced "treats" for when he doesn't support my efforts - my favourite are 5 calorie strawberry snack cups - I get the sweet I'm looking for without the calories - tea is another way to indulge without the calories. Stay strong! PS I am 52, stay-at-home Mom with 5 kids - you're never too old to get healthy!!

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2/22/13 12:33 P

:( Too bad that didn't work. It will tale more will power but you can still do it! Maybe have some healthy snacks close for when he's eating sweets? Good luck!!

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." - Henry Ford
ERIN976 SparkPoints: (311)
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2/22/13 12:13 P

I did try something to that effect last night. Unfortunately his reply was pretty much what I expected... Why should the rest of us be punished for you? *sigh*. He drops soda and loses five pounds in a week. I can cut down 800 calories a day and work my tail end off and drop 1 pound a week.

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2/22/13 8:30 A

Of course you can do it! We all can, it's just a matter of doing our best. And about the sweets, just ask him to stop doing that. At least that's what I did. "Honey, I love you, and I know you do this to do something nice for me. But now I'm trying to do something nice for me that is not compatible with eating candy every day. So I really appreciate it if you could help me reach my goals by not bringing sweets, since the support you give me shows me that you care." And done! Temptation is over :D

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." - Henry Ford
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2/21/13 5:27 P

I'm trying to drink my water today. I know I went to bed dehydrated last night cause I didn't sleep well and my dreams were way more erratic than normal. Well maybe they are normal but normally I don't remember my dreams unless I'm dehydrated. I had a coke at lunch and all the fries they served with our burgers but I did cut the burget in half and only ate half of it. I could have kept eating but I said I'm not hungry so why keep going? I'll have the other half for lunch tomorrow.

If you don't try, you'll never know.
JIBBIE49 Posts: 60,179
2/20/13 3:33 P

We won't get any younger, so just start today and do it. I've had so many people that I've known pass away already and I'm 63, so I'm just glad for the day and another chance to do it right. Two women I knew growing up died in December and they were both 65. Had heart attacks and they were slim type people. So, we just have to keep working at it.

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2/20/13 1:51 P

I can do this I can do this I can do this.... right? Only I'm not so young anymore. I'm getting older. And where do I find the time? And how do I stop getting Ray to bring home so many sweets and when he does how do I resist them? But I'm tired of this. I'm tired of being tired. I'm tired of being chunky. I'm tired of hiding behind the camera instead of in front of it. I'm not fat. I know that. I'm just not what I was when I was 18. I never will be again. Even if I can get rid of the baby pooch and the stretch marks and dye the ever increasing gray hairs, I can't go back in time but maybe I can increase time. Maybe I'll be healthy enough to dance at my grandaughters wedding. Maybe I'll get lucky enough to see my great grandchildren from baby S. Maybe I'll live to see 100. Maybe even longer. So while I can't go back in time to the body I once had, I can be a healthier verson of me. Maybe I'll increase my life span and actually be proud of myself. Yeah, I can do this.

If you don't try, you'll never know.
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