9.25.2008

so far*so hard

(a little attempt at some self portrait love - to show off the current hair color and my new sweater from the GAP. who doesn't love a short sleeve sweater with an enormous cowl neck? the irony of it all is too fun!)


oh man,
this weight watchers thing!

i have to say:
i like food.
i like bread
and meat
and cheese.
i like golden olive oils
in which i can dip
decadent
breads
and meats
and cheeses.

weight watchers
likes "light" breads
and tiny "low carb, high fiber" tortillas.
lean meats that have not been cured to perfection
and fat-free cheeses.

fat-free cheeses?

i don't even know what that means.

does anyone know what that means?

going easy on desserts is okay.
limiting the alcohol a bit has proved to be just fine.

but it is the
actual
consumption
of
foods
that
i
want
to
eat
that i am having a bit of a problem with.

when i went to the gym to "weigh in" yesterday
i was pleasently surprised to have lost 1/2 a pound.
yep.
you heard me.
one half.

now, really, the first week on a diet,
i should have lost between 3-6 pounds.
and then after that,
it should steady out to 1 or 2 pounds each week.

but i sort of "eased into it" last week.
it was a "sort start", if you will.
and you might as well;
i did.
i tried to watch portions
and made some changes here and there.
but i didn't worry too much about
following all of the rules.

i did add fat free chocolate milk.
that was fun.
i was actually concerned that i may have
put on a few
from all of the fat free chocolate milk i consumed.

so, here i am.
week one down.
and i would throw in the towel
if i hadn't signed up for the three month plan.
not even because it is too hard.
it really isn't.
i just, honestly, don't want to do it.
i like eating what i like eating.

that is precisely WHY i signed up for the three month plan.

because i am fully aware
of how much i like
bread
and meat
and cheese.

7 Comments:

Blogger emily said...

love the hair color :)

and girl...much props, cause i would not be able to give up my meat and bread and cheeses.
tooooo hard.

1:08 PM, September 25, 2008  
Blogger Tony Gambee said...

Viva la meat!
viva la bread!
viva la cheese!

I feel your pain.

By the way, thanks for the encouragement the other day. It means a lot. And I actually am feeling better.

oh, and...

VIVA LA PEANUT BUTTER!!!!!

6:05 PM, September 25, 2008  
Blogger Aimee said...

laughing cow spreadable cheese is good... as is 2% provolone... but the others i could take or leave.

bleh.

12:52 PM, September 26, 2008  
Blogger Sandy said...

oh don't give up yet!! just stay off the scale for a while. it freaks me out too much and then i get p.o'd and then i eat a box of kraft dinner.

not that i'm any expert (yeah, gained two f'n pounds this week) but i always think about my nice thin friends and think 'what would they chose to eat naturally?' - how does a 140 lb girl eat? and i know they are not eating fat free cheese, and celery all the time. and i've seen my skinny friends eat large subs at quiznos, and ice cream. they just don't eat like that very often. they usually take the smaller portion of yummy food, and/or the healthier alternative naturally, and don't sweat it when they indulge here and there. that's how i've kind of been thinkin' about it. have they help up the big piece of lb fat yet? it makes half a pound look pretty damn good. you'll do great.

8:45 PM, September 26, 2008  
Blogger Sherri Whiteford said...

Oh my gosh - I'm so there. I just really really really love food. :) I'm trying to tell myself that I love being healthy more than I love eating lots of crazy food. I might be starting to believe it! And the good thing about Weight Watchers is that I can have chocolate cake (and bread and cheese and chips and wendys hamburgers and bagels and cream cheese) now and then. I just need to plan ahead. Hang in there. You can do it!

8:42 PM, September 27, 2008  
Blogger Kelly said...

so super annoying people would feed you some b.s. line like "nothing tastes as good as thin feels" right about now. i like to tell those people that they obviously haven't ever had ben and jerry's ice cream.

7:43 AM, September 29, 2008  
Blogger RachelDenbow said...

Would you write a book already? GOsh, you're so good at it.

Curtains on the brain. COming very soon.

1:20 PM, September 30, 2008  

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