nomoyoyo

Start Weight:(08 Sep 07) 192.0 lb
Current Weight:(24 Jul 08) 167.2 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: Weight Watchers
performance: losing 2.8 lb a week

Hello everyone!

I've lost 20 pounds on Weight Watchers. But, what I'm most proud of so far is that I have been with Weight Watchers for 18 weeks now! They say if you can stick with a diet for 16 weeks, you will succeed. This is very very good news considering the road I started on. I've been a yo-yo with eating. I've even starved before!

I was a little anorexic in college, too. So, it's taken me a long time to commit to this. Even after joining, my heart was only half in it. Once you have been addicted to something, you never forget the euphoria of it. A little exposure to deprivation would be like an alcoholic sipping some wine. I was afraid to take a sip of dieting. I might just drink the whole bottle! This added some anxiety to my points monitoring. But, I realize I can control eating no more than I can get a grip on NOT eating. I need to stay in a slow moving program and this one is really working for me.

Being healthy is my main priority. It is very important for me to stay in tune with my level of stress and deal with it. I journal, cook, and organize. I've stopped putting myself last and started saying no. I force myself to do the things I love and get out and away from the TV. I think we get too wrapped up in what's going on with everybody else and our own obligations, that minding our health is just a pain. Sometimes the phone rings with a client as I'm going out the door to jog and I have to tell myself "for the next hour, you are officially unobligated". Conversely, I sometimes want to exercise twice and no matter how fidgety I get wanting to do it, I have to slam on the brakes. One pound a week is great. If I could do that, sustain that, then one year from now I'll never have to worry about the yo yo again! Hoorah!

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cals: 119kcal | fat: 8.56g | carbs: 11.23g | prot: 2.26g
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Help pls.
I know that must be very hard. I can't even imagine losing my husband. Even the idea is devastating. The compulsive behavior must be replacing the grieving you should be doing. It may take years to forget the love of your life. In the meantime, you can't replace the pain with eating. Well, the other suggestions mentioned choosing a plan. That's a start. But, why don't you set aside time every day to confront those tough emotions. Just sit down and journal at least an hour about your husband and/or the void you are feeling in your life. End every entry in the now. Talk about what you will do to feel better and the positive things in your life that are worth living for. And don't forget people you are thankful for, things you love about yourself, and strides you've made on your own--pats on the back so to speak. Doing this may be nourishing enough to a fragile spirit that you won't need to be an emotional eater.
posted 16 Jul 2008, 20:02
Hi!

Stick with it and think in terms of a year or more to get to your goal.
posted 13 Jul 2008, 17:15
Diet Pills
Just try writing down everything that you eat for a week. And be patient, too. It takes time to recast your tastebuds and food addictions when you are trying to go from being impulsive to being healthy. Be careful about pills, too. They just dehydrate you. This could give you a UTI and will age your skin. Unfortunately, the harder you throw the boomerang, the faster it'll come back to you. So, the pills could work, but you have to accept that you'll be thin for only a few months. I have been doing this since last September and I've only lost 20 lbs, but i feel really good. I've dropped sizes. And i'm not done yet. Think in terms of five years and relax.
posted 13 Jul 2008, 17:09
Is there some conspiracy to keep us fat?
Isn't there?
posted 13 Jul 2008, 16:59
Weight Watchers Site

You can't really get the accountability system from just doing it on your own. Some people lose online, but going to the meetings worked for me and for the most successful losers. Speaking of which, if you reach your goal weight in WW you can become what is called a "lifetime member" and pay nothing for the rest of your life as long as you don't gain beyond your doctor recommended range. So if you're worried about money, just pay the $30 fee for about four months and try to reach goal quickly. Two pounds a week is recommended for lasting results.

Money shouldn't be a concern. Thin people earn more than fat people doing the same job, because health costs and image mean more to employers in today's economy than they ever have. So, create a bigger future for yourself by investing in a good program--the best of which is Weight Watchers.
posted 10 Jul 2008, 10:38
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