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pizza and weight loss

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I have been really very motivated for about 2 weeks. I have lost about 6 pounds, and am happy with that. Today, I am stressing about a big exam tuesday, and running around doing errands with the kids, and POW it's lunchtime, and POW the kids want pizza, and I walked in the pizza shop thinking I'd just get a drink and eat something healthier when we got home, and I ATE 2 BIG SLICES OF PIZZA. Seriously, 2 HUGE slices. I probably wouldn't be so mad at myself with one, but really, I did not, do not need TWO! Not sure where the willpower went...but it went. Feeling pretty gross right about now, and more than a little disappointed with myself. I am right about to break into the 180s, and I am sure I blew that for a day or 2.
The good news is that I still have a shot at staying in my ranges for the day. This is what I keep telling myself. That a weight loss plan has some wiggle room for pizza or ice cream or anything else, as long as I stay in range, and don't make junk food a habit. THis is a distance race, after all, not a sprint...and I need to hang in there and keep chipping away at this weight. So, here's to not allowing my pizza slip to turn into a day where I say, "ahh, to hell with it, i already messed up today..." I WILL STAY IN RANGE TODAY (albeit barely:) and do better tomorrow

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REVIVED 10/28/2012 10:16AM

    Pizza always trips me up too. How are you losing 6lbs in 2 weeks?! I need to know your secrets. Hope you see the 180s soon. I was on the verge of the 160s and then spent the weekend COMPLETELY self-sabotaging. So I feel your pain.

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CHRISTINASP 10/28/2012 8:30AM

    That's how it goes. Maybe you simply got too hungry. If the body is in survival mode, it's very hard to dig in your heals and take it home to eat a salad! :)
It will happen like this now and then. Chalk it up as '\experience'.
Indeed, don't let it tempt you to continue overeating. Sounds like you've been doing well!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

i am obese. i am obese. i am obese.
hard to say. hard to read. hardest to believe. i was not a chubby kid. i do not see myself as a fat person. but i am obese.
i sit in class, learning all about how obesity kills, causes stroke, diabetes, cardiac disease, and i think...are they looking at me? is that professor looking at me as they talk about the obesity epidemic in this country? in a short while, i'll be sitting across from patients..telling them how important it is that they maintain a healthy weight...and they'll no doubt be thinking that i am a HUGE HYPOCRITE.
i am obese. obesity kills. these things are both true...but one, not for long.

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PRAIRIECROCUS 10/20/2012 5:37PM

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CHRISTINASP 10/20/2012 7:22AM

    If they ARE looking at you they're rude... I think.

More important than to know that obesity kills is to understand how we got to be overweight and what to do about it.

I'd say you are a soon-to-be-person-of-normal-weight! :)

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CHERYLSBUTT 10/19/2012 10:44PM

    Recognizing where you are and where you want to the beginning of the journey! Congrats on taking your first step

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scale and bbq

Thursday, July 21, 2011

SO, first of all, the putting the scale away business lasted like 3 days. Then I broke, and weighed in. It's probably a bad habit, but I like seeing daily progress. Which I WAS seeing, until we hosted a bbq last night. There were chips and guac and burgers and drinks OH MY. I ate, not too badly....tasted a bit of everything but very much controlled my portions. THough I am showing a gain this am, I am okay with that....I know there will be occasions when I am not "eating to live" and I will just get right back on track the next day. I woke up this am...went for my walk/jog with the dog, ate by nuts and berries breakfast, and will give these extra pounds 48 hrs to disappear before I change my ticker. Onward and downward (on the scale : )

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TWINZILLA 7/25/2011 12:19PM

    I have such a love hate relationship with that flat bastard--and he's not been kind to me lately! I hope your water weight is gone soon...

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to weigh or not to weigh, that is the question

Monday, July 11, 2011

i keep reading about all the people who have put their scale away and are feeling renewed motivation, inner peace, etc etc. i have to admit, this is a big struggle for me. i am a scale addict. i know it is not helpful, but seriously, i must weigh myself 3x/day. this causes alot of frustration on my part, and a general scratching of the head...but also, it gives me a little perspective. you see, i might weigh myself when i wake up, then go running and come home and WEIGH MORE after sweating for 3 miles. OR, i might be really good for 2 days with almost no loss, then eat something i shouldn't and be lower the next day. i always worry that if i weigh in once a week and the scale is having one of it's schizo moments that make no sense, i will be disappointed for no good reason. on the other hand, it would be kindof liberating to put the darn thing away for a week at a time. or even 2.
full disclosure here, the scale is kindof pissing me off these days. i've been eating well since the beginning of june or so, and exercising consistently...yet i am not really seeing much weight loss. i feel better, have more energy, and feel like i oughta look fabulous by now (in fact, i am often surprised by the fat girl in the mirror when i am feeling like such a rockstar on the inside-there goes that reverse anorexia again!)...only to be let down by the number.
okay, so a plan..i weighed in this morning at 182 on the money. i am putting that flat bastard (the scale) in my closet until the day i leave for vacation (about 10 days from now). We'll start there and see how it goes....

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TWINZILLA 7/15/2011 11:45AM

    The scale IS a flat bastard (love that!). I noticed today that my clothes are fitting much better, even though the scale says I've only lost .5 in the last three weeks. Smart move putting it away...I should do the same!

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55WALKER 7/11/2011 6:49PM

    I go back and forth on this, obsessing with it and then not looking at it. I think whatever works at the moment works. I know when I am weighing over and over in a day it may not make sense to some people, but it still tells me something I want to know at the time. And when it seems to be working against my good state of mind, away it goes.

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

so, i just got in a huge, admittedly stupid fight with my husband. i was so ticked that i was plotting to get in my car and leave for a while to blow off some steam, when what does he do but LEAVE before i could go! this is a relatively rare thing...and will probably be funny some day (we were fighting about laundry)...but i am STEAMING. to make matters worse, i have no one to call because i already know how inconsequential this argument is. so here i am, blogging to kindof imaginary people about what a jerk my husband can be. why? because writing into cyberspace is better than eating random sweet yumminess that might be hiding in my freezer (damn you left over haagen dazs!) or pantry(hershey bar left over from slumber party smores). because eating for comfort will ultimately make me MORE UNHAPPY. because "comfort food" is a big FAT lie. comfort food made me fat, and fat does not equal comfort. in fact, fat is the greatest source of my life's DIScomfort, both physical and psychological. i will not eat away this unhappiness. i will keep the laundry situation in perspective : ) i will wake up tomorrow and see a change in the right direction, and not wake up hating myself for the backslide. i wlll make him sleep on the couch : )

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TWINZILLA 7/10/2011 12:40PM

    I am so glad you blogged instead (and have good perspective on what eating because you are angry will accomplish--nothing). Emotional eating is my m.o.--and I am going to try to take a page from your book.

I hope your husband has come around and you guys have sorted it out.

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RUST1004 7/9/2011 9:17PM

    Good for you. Confort food is uncalled for. You did the right thing blogging and not eating. I dont know you but im proud of you!! emoticon

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