Tuesday, October 20, 2009

deep thoughts

I was driving down to Rockville yesterday for an emergency trip to MicroCenter for the studio (we won't even talk about the hellish week we've had with the studio computers!) and I got to thinking about weight loss and where I am. I was thinking about it becasue of course yesterday morning on my home scales I showed a gain of 1 pound and because of this emergency trip that took me from 4pm (when I got off) until I got home at about 7:45, I missed my weight watchers meeting. Soooo that probably sparked some thought in my head. I started to think about how I was when I was actually losing weight. My thoughts, my habits, my actions. And I realized that I was hard core. I could place going out to eat at one restaurant and getting a grilled chicken sandwich...and not eating the bread. Now I'm a carb lover, so doing something like that is totally hardcore for me! Once I had dredged that memory, I started to ask myself a question, "Do I want this badly enough to go hard core????"

Do I? I'll be honest, the thought of giving up those foods I love really makes me sad. But on the flip side, being overweight really makes me sad also. More sad than giving up the food. So, I'm going to press on. Work on managing so that I don't have to totally give up the foods I love and monitoring my intake of those foods.


bbubblyb said...

I think too though sometimes we just go through a time period where we need a break. Sounds you're ready to get back to it. Try not to be so hard on yourself though think how far you've come.

VRaz60 said...

I think that stress does bring on a craving for carbs. I know I always want bread and mashed potatoes when I'm feeling stressed out. I admire you for dealing with the feelings and making a plan for yourself. Keep at it, hard core or not, you'll succeed.

Sevenbeads said...

You are asking yourself the hardest questions and pressing yourself to be honest. It takes much work to think this journey through. I like your term "hard core." But that's a tall order 24/7. How about "Firm Core"?

Teresa said...

Funny you said that, I was thinking the same thing this morning. My answer was the same, and I have been thinking about what foods I really need to avoid. Bread being my biggest threat.

Vanessa Miller said...

I find that if you mentally deny yourself particular foods you physically want to eat them more. You are keeping on and doing well.
Portion sizes are my issue.

I clipped a recipe for a beautiful 'snow cake' the other day. I want to make it for the holidays but at 880 calories a slice I'm hesitant. I wonder if I can make it more calorie friendly.