Tuesday, November 01, 2011
I was just thinking about this weekend. It was a tough one for me. The weekend was busy and there were temptations all over the place. Overall, I did well with my points. However, before I had reviewed my tracker, I was thinking I did terribly. Why?
Well, I had remembered hearing about a study from Cornell that said the average person makes 200 food-related decisions in ONE DAY!
No wonder! I had to have my healthy living hat on 200 times for the last 3 days! That is 600 times....I'm sure the average WW has more stress on him/her for each decision because we are torn by what we should do to be on track versus what our old habits would have us do. It is a constant struggle and I think, well for me, it is super draining!
I know I need to be on track for the rest of the week. And, I think it will be a little more manageable because I will be in a bit of a routine, without much deviation. Routine does help us enforce good habits without having to think too much about it.
I think this is something that most people trying to lose weight struggle with... Trying to make healthy decisions when you have made not so healthy ones in the past is...well, difficult. I suppose if it were easy, there wouldn't be too many overweight people in this world. We all know that is not the case.
Monday, October 31, 2011
I'm back from Chicago and guess what? Down -0.4! Very excited! Great tip from our meeting....Almost any Halloween candy can be bought at any time of year. Don't waste your points on something you can get 365 days of the year!
Have a great week!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you have read my blog in the last couple of days...you kinda have an idea of what is going on in my world right and that I have a huge decision to make, which is weighing heavily on me. I open my horoscope today...and what does it say?
"As the Sun finally joins up with Venus and Mercury in your relationship sector, it's the progress your heart and mind have already made, the desires formed and the communication lines already opened that make this an easy transition. There is nothing standing in the way and nothing that you're now waiting for. As the lights go on and the final piece falls into place it's now just a matter of walking the talk."
That is just to dead on! I don't think it only applies to the relationship sector, but to my career, home life, etc. Wow!
Monday, October 24, 2011
At this very moment, I am at a cross road. I have a few decisions to make and my nerves have been on edge all weekend! One good thing, I didn't use food to soothe my anxiety. That was a huge change for me!
I met with a possible roommate yesterday. She is 26, very young...I am 33. I have never had a roommate before and it will be strange going from a nice one bedroom apartment with a W/D in unit to share a 2 bedroom condo, tandem parking and paying for laundry again. The area is in the same neighborhood I am in now, the condo is just okay...the kitchen is super small, but maybe that is a good thing! The price is right, as it is about 1200 less than I am paying monthly right now. (I know!). My current apt is nice, but it is just too much money, especially since I want to change my career and do something I like, which means a huge pay cut!
I did find another condo for rent, 1b/1ba and it is nice inside. Cable and utilities paid, no W/D, but it is about $500 more than the roommate situation and the area is a little shotty, even though its in a gated community. I just don't know what to do...I really think I am going to look at a few more places, but I have to give this girl an answer by the end of the week, as I said I would.
I think the roommate situation is better financially, but I feel kinda like I am taking a few steps back doing this. It's a blow to my ego and pride.
But really Kristi? It's better than waking up every morning to a nice apartment but a job you dread every single morning, isn't it?
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have been on the boards, on the blogs, around the community pages, etc. this morning.
Now, some may associate with this, some may not...But does this sound familiar? We are OP feeling good, we do well, we find success, something happens and we stop going but figure we know what to do so we will be okay, something else happens or we gain weight and we realize that we need to go back to meetings, we feel a little embarrassed or ashamed that we had gained weight, but we go back anyways, we are back in our groove, feeling good in our meetings, waiting for our success, we have success and then we repeat the whole thing all over again.
What I am noticing is a definite pattern. A pattern only a repeat WW'er would know, recognize and identify with. It is NOT the above scenario...it is our resilience and our ability to get right back up after falling down. It is our desire to not give up, to keep fighting for the life and body we want. It is the determination that "This time will be different."
We repeat WW'ers are very strong individuals. In no other program do you see this kind of resiliency or loyalty to a program. You don't see this type of dedication or determination that keeps coming back, even after a setback. In no other program, and believe me I have pretty much done them all, have I seen or experienced this. That is what makes WW different. That is what makes WW a program we can live with. That is what makes WW a "lifestyle" program.
It is not just counting points and measuring food. It's how we interact with one another, how we support one another and how we encourage one another. We do this because we have all been there, no matter where you are in your journey. Repeat WW'ers are some of the most amazing people in this world and I am glad I can be a part of that group. Weight loss is not easy. It is a mental challenge, but having the help of all of you out there makes my journey seem a little less daunting.
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