Sunday, November 24, 2013
Why do people think it is their place to make comments on other people's weight? Seriously, people have no filter.
I've been told too many times within the past month, month and a half, things like "are you feeling ok? You've really been losing a lot of weight." or "are you sick? No? Are you sure?" or "how much weight are you going to keep losing?" or "Wow, you've lost a TON of weight, no seriously, a TON!" Um, thanks. Or "come on, eat! Don't you ever eat anymore?"
This stuff mostly comes from people who I dont see very often, so while I can see from their point of view I was big and next time they see me, I'm smaller, but jeesh.
Add to that, I'm only 6ish pounds away from my goal weight and seriously struggling with my eating right now. So, while some random person can make a flip comment thinking I'm sick, I struggle to keep going. Its all very disheartening. If I get to my goal weight, will people think I'm on my deathbed? (Sidenote: both my goal weight and my current weight fall very much within a healthy BMI)
Thanks for listening. Er, reading.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
So, I was sitting here thinking I have to eat something light for dinner because I kind of went heavy on the calories earlier today. Solution: an egg, two egg whites and three tablespoons of salsa. All for less than 150 calories and only 5 grams of fat. And I still have a smidgen of wiggle room if I want a snack later.
Solves the immediate issue of needing something light for dinner but also gives me a de.lic.ious option for breakfast. I'm loving this salsa I bought and I just told my husband I need to find something to eat it with other than chips. So, yeah!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Ok, confession time. I read so often about people who struggle with having certain snacks (ie chips, chocolate, etc) in their house. For many, it's better to just not have it at all than to keep staring at a package and having it torture you. I never felt that attracted to a food. Don't get me wrong, I eat things I shouldn't but a bag of chips can go stale in my house. I have three Hershey's bars in the fridge from the summer when we did s'mores that I have no idea what to do with. I could only sympathize with this struggle. UNTIL TODAY.
We found out that a bakery somewhat nearby is a branch of the local bakery we had close by growing up. They make these cookies. Oh these cookies! They are probably as long as your middle finger and twice as wide. Dipped one end in different colored white chocolate with sprinkles. As a kid, I loved these. As an adult, I found out I STILL love these. (Side note: my mom is in town and we went to this bakery together. She bought what seemed like one of everything.) I must have eaten 10 or more of these cookies. I have no idea even how to track it. It was crazy. I allowed myself two of them. Then, I justified eating another one. Then I think I had two more. After dinner, I felt like the Cookie Monster. Nom nom nom nom........
On the plus side, I feel sick from all that sugar. I don't even want to look at the rest of them. Another plus, the cinnamon rolls, cinnamon bread and coffee cakes don't interest me. I think I got it out of my system. Tomorrow is a new day.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
So, there are these family members that we see fairly often in a week. We get together for dinner, or they come to our house. Sometimes we visit just because. You get the idea.
I get so very bothered when comments are made about what I choose to eat or not eat.
So, tonight we went out to eat. I looked up the menu online before we went so I knew what I was going to get. Buffalo chicken wrap (no cheese, no onions, ranch on the side). The chicken was a fritter type but I knew all day I was going to have that and I planned for it. I had no problems about what I ate. (Well, except for the fries, I planned to not have any but I had a handful but whatever I'm not going to get hung up on that). After we ate, I made a random comment about how full I was. This started a conversation about how if that made me full, then I'm probably just used to not eating enough in general...blah blah blah.
Thing is it's not the first time these people have talked about this to me. What they don't get is that since being on SparkPeople, I've learned so much about what healthy portions are. I can eyeball something fairly well when trying to figure what a serving is. If I'm not sure I usually just skip it or just have very little. I'm happy having food on my plate and not going back for a second or third helping.
They brought doughnuts over last weekend. Ugh. This does not even tempt me. Especially after what happened. When I heard they were coming over with doughnuts I said to my husband something like oh great now I have to hear about not eating them. To be polite (and I know I shouldn't have) I ate a half a glazed. I couldn't believe how awful-sweet that thing was. It gave me a headache all day.
I'm just sick of the comments. Because I am eating better and they are not. I can stop and they go back for more. They buy bakery sweets to snack on I don't buy that stuff.
Sorry, don't even know why I bothered blogging about this. I know we all run into this. Just feeling fed up at the moment.
Monday, September 30, 2013
So, after this weekend I feel like I've got my head back in the game. From a previous blog or two I talked about struggles I've been having. I think I'm finally past that. Took about a whole month to get out of this somewhat-of-a-plateau. Not trying to complain or be like "wahh, poor me" I realize some people plateau for a LONG time.
I refocused my eating efforts. I think I may have not been eating enough calories since I added the Jillian Michaels workouts to my routine. I just never thought to readjust my calories in or alternate the other workouts I do or jee, even take a day off. *hits self in forehead*
I sat down yesterday and planned the next 5 dinners, went to the store and got everything i need. I think this is a much more cost effective way to go. I always went to the store with a list, but I would always just throw more stuff in the cart thinking I could use it for something. Which, I would, eventually, but it always seemed like I'm struggling to find what's for dinner. So we will see how this week goes.
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