Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Holiday Slim Down Update 2

This isn't going so well. I don't have the energy to go workout. I don't have the willpower (as much as I claim to) to not eat snacks.
I don't even like sweets but when I tell myself I can't have them, I end up eating more than I ever do.
I'm frustrated as I stepped on the scale...back to where I started. Granted, I'd only lost a pound (but this is also with a non-digital scale so this is sort of a guess, too). I'll get weighed tomorrow at the doctor's.
I'm just frustrated. I know my ideal weight is around 135 but I'm so far from that, it seems impossible. I also don't know that it'd be healthy to be that small. I have hips and shoulders...I'm stocky.
ugh...

13 comments:

Rion said...

Man, I know the feeling.. David's been working nonstop so we've been eating out for supper EVERY NIGHT (I have to meet him halfway and then he goes back to work till 10 PM) and I had lost 3 lbs, and now its back. :(

Me said...

Pshaw on ideal weights.

I say get to a point where you feel comfortable with your body. Not a number, but where when you buy clothes, you feel good with how you look and how others will look at you!

I don't own a scale, never plan to. I don't want that kind of pressure in my life. As long as I like what I see in the mirror...well, I can deal with that.

I gained 9lb in the last 4weeks with my pregnancy. I bitched and complained and then bought a pack of cookies and ate more than half. So, I obviously don't care enough, right?

Not saying I've never wanted to lose weight, it's just that I'm a firm believer in not looking at the numbers. Who cares about the size, etc. As long as YOU like yourself and YOU think you look nice...and you buy clothes that fit...

After #2 I went from a size 6 to an 11. It was SO hard. I know that's not necessarily big, but it was the biggest I'd been and I felt so ugly, so huge. But then I bought jeans that fit me and looked good on me, that didn't let any of my lumps show and that made all the difference in the world!

Um...sorry to ramble on. I guess I kinda just have strong(ish) feelings on weight issues. Good luck with this. I feel that if we ever REALLY care enough, we can do it. But until then, until it's more than just a "I guess I'll do it because the world thinks I'm big" we don't get very far. Or...I don't anyway, haha. :-)

You rock!

Orange Juice said...

I feel ur pain I ALWAYS end up doing that too. Keep on going! the less you dwell on it the less you will find yourself reaching - I'm trying to convince myself too- lol

Me said...

I know what you mean. It's so easy to be defeated before you've done anything when you don't REALLY have the time for it. When you're trying to squeeze it into time you don't have. You'll get there. And, even if you do put my size 11 to shame, I think you're beautiful! In a completely non-creepy way! It's hard to find ANYTHING that fits after having a baby. That inbetween stage is awkward and uncomfortable and blech. Good luck tho! You'll get there :)

Aubrey said...

We are rowing in that same boat my dear! All the weight I lost for my sisters wedding is almost ALL back on. Eeeeek! Makes me want to cry!

You can do it! I know you can!

Kelsey said...

Ugh, I officially start eating nothing but Slim Fast on Monday. I pray for tolerance and self control! I am 5'3, but have my dad's incredibly broad stocky body, which makes it even harder. I feel your annoyance!
Congrats on the 1 pound!

Alicia said...

don't feel discouraged!! just remember that tomorrow is a new day and you can always improve! don't beat yourself up!

bluecottonmemory said...

I'm starting my slim down next week!

Mama Kat said...

Geez, didn't you JUST have that baby?? They say it takes at least a year to lose the baby weight in a healthy manner. Stop being so hard on yourself!!!

Natalie Jane said...

i hear you. i feel so far away from "skinny jeans" weight. Don't give up!

JennyMac said...

Dont give yourself a hard time...every day is a new day. And you can start small...like I am going to walk for 20 minutes. Today. and don't think about tomorrow, or yesterday.

Good luck!

angie said...

Don't be hard on yourself. You just had a baby. I'm a firm believe that our bodies WANT to hang onto the weight in case of famine. seriously.

Felicia said...

It is so hard to get motivated sometimes. My husband has committed his self to a 5K to motivate himself.. now we all have to run LOL!

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