The days are melting together. I woke up today, weighed myself, STILL at 206.5, DARN. That’s okay. TOM is going to be here in a day or two, and that’s when it’s going to get REALLY tough. That time my cravings go through the roof, usually it’s for a pb/jelly sandwich and some milk. This time I’ll do celery with pb and probably have that one glass of milk. I actually NEVER drink milk so I think my body needs that before TOM starts.
I watched 20/20 last night, I haven’t watched in ages, it was a good one, all very motivating All about dieting and losing weight AND keeping it off. The challenges, I felt like saying “tell me something we don’t know” when they talked about how it was easier for a coke addict or an alcoholic to get rid of their addiction because they don’t have to have that stuff, but for a food addict, well, you HAVE to eat.
They said a stat that did scare me though: 95% of people gain what they lost BACK. *dies*
Which I know is true, how many fellow bloggers, 3fcers, and so on, have gained weight back? INCLUDING myself? At my lowest I got down to 191, I got back to that last April, and then bam, I’m over 200 again. Something has got to give and make it stick!
Pete, from The Biggest Loser was on, and he said something that make me go “yeah he’s right” – besides knowing that our fat cells don’t like being starved and want to STAY fat, he said, we have to make up the BULK of what we used to eat. So for him, he used to eat 9 slices of bacon a day, with 4 eggs, for breakfast. Now, he eats 9 slices of turkey bacon, and 4 egg whites/egg beaters. That’s a difference from over 900 calories to 300, BUT the BULK, the SIZE, it’s the same. I find myself eating a HUGE lunch everyday. One whole head of romaine lettuce, half an avocado, a half a grilled chicken breast. The bulk of my food comes from the romaine, but I’m guessing the calories (since I’m not counting), are around 500. That lunch makes me feel very satisfied because I’m getting lots of greens, protein, and good fats. The “bad” part is probably the Italian dressing, but I use very little for all that salad.
Anyways, before I go off on a tangent, I just want THIS year to be the year. I want to lose the weight and keep it off for good. I’m not saying I’ll never gain a few pounds back (Lord knows I want to indulge on the holidays), but at least be able to have the tools to go “oh I gained 3 lbs, okay, back to a few days of strict eating” and then bring it back down. I never want to slip up again and gain back the weight, or leave onederland once I get back.
I tried looking at blogs last night but my internet stopped working, so you out there, I am going to check today!