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Caught By The Food Police: Part 2

Monday, April 26, 2010

It's not even what you think, I got caught by the food police while eating healthy food. If you saw my other BLOG, I had a friend who wanted me to go on a super strict, no processed food, no sodium diet. I have already told her that I am no longer on the diet, so she would get off my back. It is true, I am off the diet, because as we all know diets don't work anyways. But I have been eating a lot of the foods that she suggested for her "diet". She caught me eating the food, and she got all excited again.

Mind you, I just want her to leave me alone LOL. She is like 'what are you eating there?' I tried to say quickly that I had previously told her that I wasn't able to do it *strict*, and she didn't say much.

Later she cornered me, and she was asking me if I was going to do the diet. I told her no... I said I told her I couldn't do it strict, and made a joke about it being too hard. She is my friend (believe it or not) lol, and so the conversation wasn't vicious. But she just went back to the 'if you aren't gonna do it strict, why do it all.' I told her I didn't mind counting calories and what not (I wanted to saying eating healthy, but she doesn't listen anyways), and she is like that is not gonna work blah blah blah. I just laughed. I said 'it may not work AS FAST as your diet, but it definitely works...' and I just got out of the conversation. I was done-sies.

^That was all yesterday.

So then today she sees me with a diet coke, and she was like 'is that a diet coke you are drinking? naughty girl haha!!' I just responded with 'I told you I wasn't doing your diet silly.' I just sort of scurried away after that.

She has a short attention span, so another week or so and she will hopefully have forgotten all about it;)

In other news I stepped on the scale this morning to reveal a 249.2, which is the lowest I've been in at least two years!

  
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EVILKLOWN 4/28/2010 6:51AM

    I'm with you. Those stupid "diets" don't fly ... you can't maintain them. Why go through all that trouble when counting calories and eating healthy is what doctors have been saying for 100 years? AND, it actually WORKS ... AND you can maintain it. What is it about this simple answer that peeps don't understand?

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CHICAT63 4/27/2010 9:31AM

    It's a process and not diet.....Oh boy don't particularly like this friend of yours *lol* - she is known as the saboteur. Congrats on your weight, feel greats doesn't it and she is not telling you what to do HA even better you're doing it your way. Keep at it, Josée emoticon

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MAGA99 4/27/2010 7:56AM

    condrads on the scale going down

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AFERRARI 4/26/2010 9:47PM

    I think we all have those people in our lives. You are doing great and Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! Now maybe she will see you are losing the weight and want to follow in your footsteps. Keep up the great work

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STEPH-KNEE 4/26/2010 9:34PM

    LOL! She is just driving me nuts. I heart her, or else I would be more angry, but I just can't deal right now. I also ordered dinner tonight, it's just a sub sandwich, because I don't have enough food for tonight. Plus they rarely go somewhere that isn't super greasy, so I took advantage. Well *she* was going to get the food for all of us (since we aren't allowed to leave the property for our breaks/lunch) and she made a joke that she wasn't going to get me food, and she joked 'I already told you what to eat'. I said I know, but I'm not doing it, and I didn't bring anything :-p

I hope her ADD kicks in soon, cuz I'm gonna lose my mind =/

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WEIGHTING4BABY 4/26/2010 8:22PM

    ugh!!!! this girl annoys me! lol

she IS the stinkin food police! gr!!! show her that you can lose weight doing YOUR diet... :)

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Realizations... and wondering why we are so much harder on ourselves...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I will never truly understand why we tend to be so much harder on ourselves. I have lost 20 pounds in about 6 months, and instead of being proud I am disappointed. I know my body, and I know if I were consistent, I would have lost at least double that in the last 6 months. I constantly tell myself I have ONLY lost 20 pounds. But what is funny is, if anyone else told me they lost 20 pounds (even 5 or 10 for that matter), I am super happy for them, super excited, and super proud. The fact that anyone can take the proper steps and drop any form of weight is a great accomplishment. But when it comes to myself, I always am harsh, and think of how I could have done more, and could have done better. I am working on that.

I hovered around 260 for about a year. I go through these *phases* where I try and lose weight, then I give up, gain more, and go throught he 'I don't care phase.' No mind you, even in the I don't care phase, I am still miserable about my weight... but I don't take any action I against. I just go with the flow. Well my I don't care phase lasted about a year. A year of no exercise, eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. I stayed at 260 that entire year. I was never thrilled with the number, but I got so used to seeing it I didn't think about it.

One day in probably September I got on the scale and saw a number of 272, I was mortified! I wasn't mortified so much at the fact I had gained the 12 pounds, but the fact that I was now 28 pounds away from 300 was a total shock to me. I started honestly *trying* to lose weight in November, and I have slacked off and on throughout this entire journey. I am trying to pick up and get moving and trying to be consistent and form this healthy lifestyle we all want.

I finally realized today, that I may have *only* lost 20 pounds so far, and still have 70-100 to go, but I could still be 272 today. Even worse, I could be 300 today if I didn't take any action and kept down the path I was on. So I am *finally* proud to say I am glad I have lost 20 pounds, and I can't wait for the next 20, and the 20 after that;)

  
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MAGA99 4/26/2010 1:48PM

    very tru words
we need to focus more on how far we've come n less on how far we have to go

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WEIGHTING4BABY 4/26/2010 7:26AM

    you keep that 20 off and add 20 more to it no matter how slow it goes:) then another 20..then another!


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CHICAT63 4/26/2010 7:09AM

    I could have written the same blog; I felt the same way this past weekend but you know what? We need to focus on our victories and not our defeats truly in some ways there are not defeats we are making the efforts of getting healthy and losing weight is part of the equation. Have a great week and keep it up ! emoticon

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KIWIFISH 4/26/2010 6:42AM

  It is very true - we all beat ourselves up over not making enough progress, or are not doing it as fast as we would like. I think it is great that you have decided to be gentler with yourself and take pride in your achievements. You are doing great, keep it up! =]

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Am I the only one who hates the food police?

Saturday, April 24, 2010



I hate them with a passion LOL. The problem with me is I am far too open. I have come a long way and have gotten better at trying to keep my big mouth shut. The problem is, I end up announcing my plans to people, and then when I break them, I get lectured. Now, I do totally suck for breaking plans... but I still haven't thrown in the towel for this weight loss journey. This is probably the longest I've gone without throwing in the towel. I'm at about 6 months now, and while I am disappointed I've only lost about 20 pounds (at my weight it should have been a lot more), I am proud that I haven't thrown in the towel. About this time I would just say forget it, and start reverting back to old ways.

My friend I mentioned previously, who lectured me on being strict, eating pretty much 0 sodium and no processed food is still on my back. I just want her to leave me alone, so I just told her I was so over it. The truth? I am not going to do it strict, but I did like the idea of eating 5-6 small meals, I did like the fact I'm supposed to have a protein, good carb and veggies. I did like trying to eat lower sodium foods... and I have just prepared (and am still preparing) red potatoes, hardboiled eggs (for breakfast) and veggies for the week. But I am not even going to bring it up, because even if she sees me eating those things I know she will say "You aren't going to do it strict, so what's the point?" She will never understand that just getting me to eat 5-6 small meals is a break through in itself.

Did I go out to dinner tonight? Yes. Did I splurge? Yes. I'm about to go to the food tracker and access the damage LOL, but the difference is that I am going to log the food... the "old me" would have just said don't worry about it, what's done is done. But I do want to see where I stand... I am now to a point where I want to *own* what I've done. I want to see it, learn from it, and do better.

So food police, leave me alone... I don't need a lecture, I don't need you to ask if I *should* be eating that... don't worry about me. I have come a long way... maybe not in *actual weight loss*, but in building and shaping a new *me*!

  
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ALITTLERUSTY 4/25/2010 7:56PM

    You have to find what works for you, not what works for your friend. If those restrictions make you head off the deep end, then it's not for you. emoticon

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JANEE12 4/25/2010 5:09PM

    I think 20 pounds in 6 months is great! You should ask her if she has gotten a job to be your new policewoman the next time she nags. Wow! What a control freak! Keep on going and good for you!

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CHICAT63 4/24/2010 7:38PM

    Ah, the negative people at times we have around us !!! Don't let this person affect you, one of my best friends is the same way her fiancé is a boxing coach ya think she'd be in shape or healthy often she gives me advice on cooking *lol*. You are to be proud, you've lost 20 pounds so far always look forward and not back. emoticon

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JUST_JENNA 4/24/2010 8:45AM

    What you eat is no one's business but your own! Besides, I think this overly attentive behavior can actually make us feel and therefore eat worse.

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WEIGHTING4BABY 4/24/2010 7:01AM

    well next time be like... "yeah, well I wanna keep this weight off FOREVER. Gotta do it the healthy way. Wink wink!" haha

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STEPH-KNEE 4/24/2010 6:47AM

    Love you!;) She drives me crazy, because she already has. But the difference is she honestly only has 20 pounds to "lose", and she loses and gains it constantly. She can't even zip up her work pants at this point ha ha.

And you are so right, if I can't do it for the long haul, it's essentially useless.

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WEIGHTING4BABY 4/24/2010 6:38AM

    wait til this chick gains her weight back because she stopped being "strict".....

it has to be something you can do the REST of your life.



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249.8... I'll take it LOL!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I started *this* weight loss journey at 272. I say *this* weight loss journey because there have been countless others. My body stayed at 255 for what seemed like ever. I finally got as low as 250.4 before bouncing back up to the 255 range. It was very frustrating, and time consuming, but this morning I got on the scale to reveal 249.8! I know I'm just *barely* under 250, but this is a huge motivator for me to keep going! Hopefully soon enough I will be posting about how I am 239.8 :) Oh and I'm still on TOM, so I'm hoping for the best.

  
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STRONGMELISSA24 4/22/2010 4:06PM

    Great job!!!

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DANIELWIFEY 4/22/2010 7:29AM

    Good for you! Hopefully you are celebrating the milestone with something nice for yourself.

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SALDRU 4/22/2010 6:58AM

    emoticon

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LAVON0673 4/22/2010 6:33AM

    I know that feeling, I am soooo happy to be under 250 again, even if it is by just a little. Plus, I can't wait to get back to 237, that will be a big deal for me as well. We still have a long way to go, but be sure to stop and celebrate the little steps along the way. We can do this.

LaVon

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SUNMOONSTAR9 4/21/2010 10:41PM

  emoticon congrats on getting out of the 250 range. 230's here you come!

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SVELTINGTON 4/21/2010 10:33PM

    You give me hope! I have been stuck in the 250's so long!
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It only works if your *Strict*! Hah, she was wrong...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

So my friend told me about this "diet" she does and you drop a lot of weight really quickly. Basically the guidelines were *no* processed foods, almost no sodium, eating small meals etc. She said 100 ounces of water, and she told me 2839028 times 'It's only gonna work if you do it strict, if you cheat even a little bit you may as well not do it!' She drove me crazy. She brainwashed me into thinking it was all or nothing.

I told her I didn't do it strict strict and she made a joke about the time she wasted telling me about it. What she doesn't understand is, I used a lot of her guidelines. I made boneless skinless chicken breast with Mrs. Dash marinade, so no salt... I ate whole wheat rice or red potatoes as my carb, and lots of veggies. I had small meals, etc.

However: It was Dispatcher's Week Celebration at work, luckily I only worked 3 of those days. 1 day we had pizza... I had two slices, one day we were given money to buy dinner and I had IHOP, which I had chicken strips and fries (very bad, I know;) and the third day was nachos.

Did I follow her diet *strict*? No, however I *am* 3 pounds down, and currently on my TOM which I typically gain 5 pounds during it. So I wanted to say to her 'I may not have done it your way, but I still lost some weight, and I was able to eat some yummy stuff.' But I figured it's easier just to let her think I've failed, I don't like having food police on my trail (I work with her btw). What she doesn't know is the food I ate today and yesterday was exactly what was on her strict diet ha ha. I don't mind eating healthy, but if I have to live off of this stuff, I'd never make it.

So I'm doing it my way, and tough noogies for her ;)

  
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ANGELAT125 4/20/2010 7:50PM

    Good for you! You have to do what works for you!

Keep it up! emoticon

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ANNIEW12 4/20/2010 7:31PM

    That's great 3 pounds!!! You definitely can still lose weight and still indulge occasionally. Congrats!

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WEIGHTING4BABY 4/20/2010 7:30PM

    hahahaha food police. you could dispatch for her! lol

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CAEDGETT 4/20/2010 7:29PM

    not everyone is the same so what works for her isn't necessarily gonna work for you so you should do it your way and stick with what works for you and what you can handle. good luck!

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ANNIEW12 4/20/2010 7:28PM

    That's great 3 pounds!!! You definitely can still lose weight and still indulge occasionally. Congrats!

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WALEB1002 4/20/2010 7:25PM

    good for you! and congrats on the 3lbs. lost!!! emoticon emoticon

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