Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shrinking Days of Summer - Week 5

I'm feeling a little blase. Last week I gained .4 of a pound. This week I lost .6 of a pound. No woot woots here. I mean neither statistic is worth reporting.

Overall, I'm going down very very slowly but in some way, that seems like a waste of time. Harry says "you're going down and that's all that matters" and I kind of agree but I have to face the fact that I'm not willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to really make a difference.

I'll walk until I'm blue in the face but then I'll eat.

I'm up to 4 1/2 miles a day now but I can't say that I'm flying around the course. I do pretty well all day and I've really tried to increase the fruits, vegetables, and water. But then evening comes. Ahhhh reward time.

If I had never tasted a cheddar cheese flavored Quake or a Hostess 100 Calorie Pack Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese icing and Creamy filling, I'd probably be a stick right now. (Warning. if you're not familiar with these products, avoid them at all costs. They are extremely hazardous to your weight loss efforts.)

I know what I have to do and that's what I vow all the time. I just won't buy them. But then Harry does. He's so nice. I know I should tell him not to buy them but then I forget (on purpose) so that he'll bring them home to me and I can indulge myself at night when I have to eat something to stay awake and watch TV.

Is this thinking a little skewed? Don't answer. I already know. But believe it or not, I'm still sure that my thinking will come around and result in shrinking. I just have to get to that point AND I seem to drop in little bunches after being kind of stuck for a couple of weeks. Yeah, I'll try that theory.

And this week I'll make some sacrifices - I'll try blueberries and grapes instead of Quakes.

And, Harry, this is your notice. Don't buy Quakes. I have to learn to live without them. The cakes? Well we'll see. I can't dump everything at once, can I?


  1. you're losing and learning, it's definitely a process. I struggle with the evenings, also. I blame the downtime for the urge to eat, so last night I got up and cleaned the kitchen. But I still ate a half a grilled cheese sandwhich on whole grain bread and 15 FF pringles :(

    Weight loss is a 'baby steps' type of thing. It's utterly amazing that you're doing 4.5 miles at Streibel Pond! I'm sure the next time I see you, you will be much closer to where you want to be, keep up the GREAT work.

  2. oh i love me some strawberry cake...thanks for the warning. I lost what I gained last week, so it's just like a new start. Let's just keep going down instead of teeter tottering.

    WTG on the walking, you are doing great!

  3. At least you know where your issue is! That's the first step...soon you'll be making a necessary sacrifices. Bring the shrinking on!!

  4. You are learning as you go and that's a good thing. I have the same issues. I loved our walk together today. I can't wait till next week. I'm just going to download my pitures now. I'm also going to check out Weight Watchers online tonight. Thank you!!

  5. You're making those right changes. Keep it up and the weight will go down! I promise.

  6. What is a Quake? Oh wait, you told me I don't really want to know, right? Mr. H, quit buying that stuff, okay. That's an order :)

    It's all about making small changes a little at a time. Eventually all of those changes will add up to a HUGE success for you! I know you can do it :)


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