I’m good at crash dieting. If I can lose 20-30 pounds in a month I’m all over that shit. Unfortunately I usually make it for about 5 weeks, lost that 30 pounds, then stuff my face and gain it back plus 10 pounds for my trouble. I do this about once a year. Those extra 10 pounds a year for years makes for a very big girl.
19 years ago, I lost 43 pounds on Weight Watchers and kept most of it off for 2 years till I got pregnant. To lose that weight I was obsessive. And I ended up way too skinny to maintain. I worked out twice a day. I didn’t have kids yet, so counting exchanges (the program back then was before points) was kind of fun. I liked the puzzle every day of how I would divide my meals with protein, fat and carbs (I kind of would like that again!).
I’ve joined WW several times since then and have not made it past 5 weeks. I think the points are just a little too vague and permissive for me. I did great on the?Smart for Life Cookie Diet, and on HCG, but I was obsessed, my whole life was about the diet, especially with both being around 800 calories a day. I’ve tried all the little magic diets, pills, sprinkles, Jenny Craig, all of them. I’m all hung ho for a week then my stomach hurts and I give up.
This time I’m trying a few small changes. Already my New Years plans are ruined. I love the treadmill, but haven’t done as much per day as I thought I would, but at least I’m doing it. I haven’t completely cut sweets, but I’m cutting back. I am eating more veggies, and trying to remember to write stuff down in My fitness pal, I’m drinking more water, but still not enough. I did cut out Diet Coke so far.
But these are small things I’m changing, hopefully permanently. I’m hoping they become second nature.
I wanted to lose a ton of weight before?Wicked Book Weekend, and if I go to an HCG or a Quick weight loss place I may be happy with my results short term. But this time I want to change. Really change. So now, I would like to lose the 10 pounds that I gained since last year’s Wicked Book Weekend, and I’m hoping that’s not too unrealistic in the next 2 months.
Baby steps. Maybe that’s the way to go. If I make enough small changes, perhaps this time they’ll stick. I may be fat for Wicked Book Weekend, but maybe by next year I won’t be!
Want to join me in some changes?