Post # 1
I’m writing in hopes that it curbs my craving to eat this bag of chocolate chip cookies sitting right next to me 🙁
When my fiance proposed, I had just finished my PhD. I had been in the program for 7 years and during the last year- really pushed to get it done… over that time, I developed some really unhealthy eating habits- combined with an almost sedentary lifestyle (picture constantly nibbling while writing).
Once I defended and passed (March) – I resolved to begin a healthier way of life. I started walking, bought the weight watchers points system and started watching what I ate. In March and April I lost 10 pounds- a great start for me… during this time my sweet honey proposed to me and I felt like I was on TOP of the world. In May I graduated 12 pounds lighter, engaged and excited about the future…
As time has gone on however, I’ve become more and more stressed… I think most of the stress has come from not finding full time employment immediately after graduation. I stopped working out and slowly but surely fell into those crappy eating habits. Now here we are the beginning of September and I’ve gained back 10 of the 12 pounds. I feel so OVERWHELMED!!!
I decided last week that this has GOT to stop. I joined livestrong and started logging my eating habits (and did good last week and this week until today), I started drinking water and cut out pop. I cut out the McDonalds. I am not trying to be a fashion model- but I really want to drop 25 to 30 pounds before my May 2012 wedding. I want to have energy, feel healthy and strong AND love our wedding pics. I want to look at my reflection in the mirror and smile. I just really need to stay motivated and I always seem to mess up.
I lost four pounds and started to feel really good. But the past few days- I stopped losing and actually gained a pound back :(…. smh
Feeling sorry for myself- tonight I had 3 choc. chip cookies and had to verbally — out loud say this is ridiculous!!! It is midnight here!!! What am O doing!!!
I am open to any advice you have Bees- I really could use the support, advice and luv… Thanks for reading this long, crazy post!
Post # 3
Oh girl! I know exactly how you feel!! PUT THE COOKIE DOWN!!! LOL
I am a dessert FIEND!! Luckily, I am able to curb down my desserts by having 2 pieces of Dove dark chocolate once a day and its just enough to give me what I need!
Its good that you have recognized that you arent eating as well as you would like as well as not exercising as much as you would like to! Thats the first step!! I suggest using something to help keep you modivated like Sparkpeople.com or MyFitnessPal ( I have the iPhone app)! Its really encouraging to see others who have met their goals and find new activities to do when you get bored! For me, when I start committing myself to working out, my healthy eating follows suit because I dont want to cancel out all the work I did that day! Get a calender and hang it where you can see it and mark off all the days that you work out so you can visually see and re-motivate yourself!!
You can do it!!!
Post # 4
Thanks misschickpea for the support 🙂 –
Today I did a little better with making healthy choices. I drank my water and worked out but those cookies are still a-calling! LOL – I did eat two- and then stepped away from the cookies!
Post # 5
Put the cookies down!
That being said, it’s okay to just have a few sometimes as a treat as long as a few doesn’t lead to the whole box. Losing weight is tough, you don’t always see numbers on the sale. That being said, you have a lot of time to lose the weight so don’t try and kill yourself to lose 10 pounds a month or something. Just take it small step at a time and it will get better!
PS – That is why I don’t keep junkfood in the house, if it’s there, I will eat it.
Post # 6
best advice I have- stop buying cookies!! You’re a lot less likely to eat junk food if you have to go specifically to the store to buy it. Buy snacks like fruit, veggies, fat free yogurt, nuts, etc. and save the cookies for an occasional splurge, but don’t keep them in the house! Keep at it, you are on the right track. I lost 20 lbs, put back 10, and then another year went by, but now I’m down another 20 right at my goal weight. It’s not always easy, but its so worth it.
Post # 7
Yep- You ladies are right… I never should have bought them. I KNEW they were trouble and almost put them back at the store– TWICE. I just don’t have the self control to eat 1 or 2 and be satisfied … UGGGG!!!
Going to work on my DIY wedding stuff. Maybe that will take my mind off of the sweets!
Thanks for the support…