Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ugh. Dieting.

Time to reign in the inner child and lose some weight. The diet started on Sunday. It's basically Weight Watchers (using an old Weight Watchers point counter, I can't afford to attend meetings, not that and still be able to afford cat medicines).

They say not to call it a "diet," it's a lifestyle change. After you get into the swing of it, it might be a lifestyle change, but when you are counting out 9 snack chips and putting the bag away - that's a diet. The swing of it is just having all the point values and food journal in your head instead of obsessively tracking every bite.

I started a private blog (just for me) to keep food diaries, point values, and most importantly, daily rants. It's cheaper than the counselors that diet programs provide (and I long ago got sick of those twenty-somethings shaming me for my sins every week like they were clergy. No thank you, I will just beat myself up privately instead).

I figure it will take a year to get where I want to be. That's OK, I have a healthy attitude toward the passage of time. May 2011 will arrive, that's for certain, and I will either be fatter or thinner when it does. Simple as that. Hello reality.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good luck! Stay sane! The sloths have a WW tip: green beans are your friend, LOL!

Ptelea said...

I wish I had read this before I opened the bag of chips! I seriously need to do this myself...

The private blog sounds like a good idea. And not expecting it to happen in too short of a time!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

eat 45 carbs a day for 4 years...did it for me..(still banging my head on the wall over this.) i call it eating better..just dont eat any carbs for 6 weeks..except for whats in veggies and fruits..no bread, no pasta, no rice, and no potatoes..it works.