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Moderation ... Except for Mom's Cookies

Monday, December 27, 2010

I’ve been trying this moderation thing I keep hearing about. Totally foreign concept, but worth a shot, right? So I’m not psychotically tracking calories or running to Spark every time I go for a walk around the block, and I’m trying to eat more veggies and less crap. Basically, doing what’s right *because* it’s right, and not because I’ll get points. I check in every once in awhile and I read some articles and blogs and that sort of thing, but I’m trying not to obsess. I do that a lot – obsess over the numbers for no good reason. Really, in the grand scheme of things, who the hell cares how many SparkPoints I have if I’m still gaining weight?

Anyway, it’s going all right. I’m still far too high, but I’ve lost a whopping two pounds in the last three weeks. It’s a start. And that’s WITH total cookie binging the last two weeks, first with my own and then going home to Florida for Christmas and having Mom’s cookies shoved in my face every five minutes. Yes, yes, I’m the one who did the shoving in my face. My bad. But they’re so good and I refused to bring any back with me and all mine have been distributed in Christmas gifts, so they are out of the house.

I’m hosting a New Year’s Eve party at my house and that will mean pizza and goodies and booze and I’m guessing people will bring stuff and then refuse to take it with them when they leave, so lots of leftovers in the house. Depending on what’s left, I may have to ditch it or bring stuff in to work or something since I just can’t have crap in the house without ending up with crap in my mouth.

So far so good. The trainer’s kicking my ass, which is exactly what I need. I’ve decided kettle bells are the devil. Just FYI. Paul on Mondays, boot camp on Wednesdays and Fridays, and I try to come in for the treadmill or elliptical 1-2 times a week in addition. The way my body works is that nothing will happen (or, 2 pounds in 3 weeks) and then, if I keep going for probably another month, my body will finally realize I’m serious and I’ll drop 5-10 pounds pretty quickly. Then I’ll plateau. Then I’ll get frustrated. Then I’ll eat cookies. Then I’ll get mad that I’ve gained back all 5 pounds.

Yeah, this cycle has been going on for 10 years. Maybe this time I can bust through the plateau and avoid the cookies. That’s the plan!
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    Lol, we are so similar. I'm a numbers Nazi and i want my points! I may have to try this moderation thing you are talking about.
    Your trainer and kettlebells sounds horrible and awesome all at once.
    Break the cycle this time. You can totally do it. Good luck!
    3119 days ago
    We always get leftovers from Brad's mom - she must think that 48 people live with us. He usually takes stuff into work or else we just throw it away... if it's here, I will eat it. It doesn't matter how many times I tell myself not to.
    3127 days ago
    3127 days ago
    Great blog. I too succumbed to cookies over the holidays - my daughter-in-law baked them. I thought I'd be able to nibble around the edges and be satisfied. I must have nibbled around the edges and the middle of 5 of them in one sitting.

    Happy New Year!
    3127 days ago
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