Sunday, July 11, 2010

50 Pounds in 50 Blogs #3

I have mixed feelings today. Yesterday I didn't have a stellar day. Calorically I was okay, but emotionally I wasn't. I could tell I was eating more for emotions than for food. It's kind of hard to explain-my behavior could have been exactly the same, but I knew I wasn't in control. I guess that's the bottom line. Sigh.

Last week I lost 1.5 pounds. On Thursday, I had lost an additional pound, but somehow found it again. I guess for sanity's sake from now on I'll only weigh on Sundays so I don't do the emotional roller coaster thing. I am happy for 1.5, it was just kind of hard to not get my hopes up that maybe I'd lose even more. I'm headed the right direction, though. With convention right around the corner, I could easily just eat away the stress. I'm going to keep at it and when I'm on the other side of convention I won't have to do damage control.

I'm really liking the online Weight Watchers tools. The only issue I have is my computer at home is a bit slow and the WW tools kind of tax it. Every once in a while, it just kind of gives up and goes to sleep on me.

I picked and ate my first tomatoes and a cucumber from my garden! Super yummy. I can't wait for August and September when they really pile on. No sign of the peppers yet.

This week makes me nervous. I have tons to do and not much time to do it. I have an all day meeting on Wednesday, so that leaves me with 4 work days to get convention stuff ready. If I factor in meetings and emergencies, I basically have 2 days. That should be enough, right?


  1. Congrats on your loss!! Just remember a couple of things over the next two weeks:
    1. You are one tough cookie!!
    2. Tough cookies - they take control!
    3. Because you're a tough cookie, you can take control of your eating!
    4. When all else fails and you feel yourself sliding, just remember to slow down, and breath! Sometimes just 30 seconds of that can snap you back to your reality - and you're reality is what you make of it! And because you're a tough cookie - you can make your reality whatever YOU want!
    5. Find yourself an anchor if you don't already have one and make sure it's with you the whole two weeks. Attach to it whatever feelings make you feel strong, awesome, in control, etc and to your goals. Why you're doing this in the first place, what it is you desperatley crave to achieve. Then if you feel yourself starting to give into the emotional eating. Hold onto that anchor (could be a necklace, bracelet, ring, rock, etc) until you feel in control again. It truly works!!!
    6. And last of all, remember that WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!! You are not alone on this journey! So if your struggling, reach out to those around you for support! You are such a great friend, I know there are people out there that would LOVE to help you (including me!!)!!!

    You CAN do this!!!!

  2. 4 days or even 5 days aren't enough...yikes!!! :) But we'll get through it, right? I'm proud of you and excited to read more. I'm feeling inspired by you and on the verge of making some changes so we'll have to talk more in person.