Friday, September 2, 2011

Ok...Here I Go Again...

It's just not working, I want it to work but it's just not, Weight Watchers Point Plus Program that is. Yes I have had this conversation here before. Yes, I have written, "I know I need to eliminate carbs due to my insulin problems." Yes, this is the same ole same ole I have been writing off and on since the beginning of the year. I am eating all my points in as many carb-rich foods that I can. I am eating within the points plus average of 29 points a day or less, and the weight isn't budging. I am miserable like this. I hate trying and no gains (or no losses only gains I guess it is better to say.) SO....for the upteenth time this year I am switching gears. My plan is to begin by going off grains, refined flour and refined sugar and then as I go look at dairy. I am going to hydrate more. I am going to exercise despite the heat and humidity (that is only an excuse.) AND...drum roll please...I want to be like Dawn at At New Dawn and get my ass off the scale. If I don't have the loss I expect I become depressed and feel like giving up. My mind-set is set each day according to what the scale says. My goal is to get up every morning and just work my own program and a month from now, two months from now maybe, whatever feels comfortable, check my weight.  Tomorrow is a big family get-together/dinner at my house. There is going to be hot dogs and good desserts. I have decided I am going to partake within reason and Sunday morning when I rise my program begins. 30 DAYS...I can eliminate bad carbs for that long, and go from there.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and a safe one. Please bare with me as I try and figure out what is best for me and for my health. I want to lose this weight to be healthy and BE HERE to take care of my son. I WILL do this!!!


P.S. I read a blog post on Princess' site that said, "why don't people post the weight? It's just a number..."  You are so right Girlfriend, I hate to say it but starting this I need to be honest:

Beginning weight 2008: 236 lbs
Today's Weight: 210 lbs

For as long as I can stand it, that's the last number for awhile...


  1. I'm not sure if you've ever read my blog or not, but stop by if you have time. It's not that great but maybe it'll give you some ideas. I actually started out at 231 lbs on 2/2010 and now weigh in at 147 lbs. If I can do it, you can do it! I am a food addict trying to recover! :)

    Let me know if you need some help or some ideas. I know that there are people on here that have lost more weight than myself but I think I've done okay. LOL We can email, chat, text whatever... I'm here to help.

    Have a great weekend and have fun at your get-together :)

  2. All of the things that you are talking about doing are the time tested ways that people lose weight. Don't go too crazy and cut everything at once, that may end up in failure. Limit - 1 white flour product a week or 1 sweet treat a week. Go from there. Instead of saying what you are going to give up, list what you will incorporate. Where can you sneak in wholesome veggies?

  3. I would love for your number to be mine! I've got a long way to go to get down to 210! Keep working at it- find what works for you and avoid the things that seem to work towards sabotage!

  4. I'm sorry you're struggling right now! But don't give up, just change up the routine and figure out what works for you by doing trial and error. I read Dawn's blog too and if you think that'll help, definitely lose the scale! Or weigh yourself once a month or something. Just do what will work for you!

  5. Kelly, I got your comment on my post. That's great that you tracked all your food this weekend. Keep it up. It really does help. Keep up the activity also. :) Keep me posted ;)

  6. Programs like WW don't work for everyone, at least you can see that and are honest about it.

    If you fancy a bit of extra motivation, I'm starting up a Christmas Dress Challenge pretty soon, you'd be more than welcome to join? The info is here: sometimes things like this can be the push you need.

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