I would be lying if I said I had a good week. When food I shouldn’t eat is near me, I eat it. I was kind of angry about it, this time, though. I wanted to make healthier decisions, but I felt like I wasn’t “allowed.”
Let me explain: I live with my mom, and even though I am an adult, I still have that “she’s the mom” mentality. So, when she came home last weekend from her holiday food shopping binge, my heart sunk. She brought home hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, potato chips, some kind of really sweet dessert thing, and lots of bread to go with the burgers and dogs.
So I ate the stuff from Sunday through Tuesday. When I weighed myself Wednesday, the damage was that I had gained a pound. I lucked-out. Trust me. I actually ate small portions, but it was still a lot of high-starch and bad-carb stuff that my body can’t tolerate. Why did I eat it all? Guilt. My mom’s feelings would have been hurt, not to mention the guilt of knowing money was spent on it all–couldn’t waste food, right?
Since Wednesday, I tried very hard to eat as well as I could and made sure that when we returned to school this week, I tried to walk around a fair bit. I lost that pound and I stayed at the weight I had for last week. For that, I am grateful.
It feels like a completely wasted week, but I feel good about losing the pound and about my inward reaction to everything. I’m getting my will back, and now I just have to not worry about hurting other people’s feelings. This is about me. (I’m not real good with “about me,” especially when it comes to my parents.)
Below are some words of encouragement for my fellow weight-loss buddies:
You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
George S. Patton
You’re never beaten until you admit it.
You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.
Here are some diet “tips” that I found (supposed to be funny). The site provides this caveat and quotation before the list:
Success is when you can look beyond food…and look down and see your feet.
1. To make your hips and thighs look slim on the beach, dig two tunnels under your thighs and make a small dent in the sand for your bottom. Place your towel over the top and sit in the dug out area. Hey presto, no bulging thighs and hips.
2. Always stand 3/4 on for photographs ….. really slimming.
3. Stand next to a person fatter than you whenever possible and never ever befriend a real skinny!!!
4. Always eat in private, if people never see you eat, they’ll believe you when you say you have a thyroid problem. (Hey! I really do have a thyroid problem!)
5. If you have a problem with eating too much in the evenings, go to bed at 7:30 p.m. every night and ask your partner to hand cuff you to the bed, you never know, you may solve two problems in one, by spicing up your sex life at the same time 😉 (Well, dang!)
6. If you do know someone who’s naturally skinny, have them come and live with you for two weeks and eat exactly what they eat at exactly the same times. You are guaranteed to lose weight! (Yeah, because all people are alike and what works for one person works for another. /snark)
7. Con your friends into thinking how good you’re looking lately ….. study and memorize your most flattering pose in a mirror and ensure when anyone sees you, you strike the pose….. note, this only works if you then don’t move again until they’ve left the room.
8. Cross your legs at your ankles. Your thighs and calves will look slimmer.
9. Get a tan. A tan helps you look thinner.
10. Whenever a friend calls round, tell them you’re on your way to the gym, word will get round about how fit and healthy you are…. and you may feel it necessary to prove it once in a while.
11. 100 laughs a day is equal to 10 minutes of exercise! Now can it get any easier than that? (I like that one the best!)
(H/T: Be Young)