Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Oh Yeah, I'm Watching My Weight Alright!

I keep having nightmares that my 4 pound dog (who sleeps with me) is going to end up somewhere like this! EEEEEKK!

Have you ever wanted to lose weight for Summer or for some special event and it seems like every day you have your usual NO willpower and no energy (and 100+ excuses) so you say to yourself "Self, I will FOR SURE start my diet and get my exercise groove on tomorrow". And then tomorrow comes and it's the same thing as the day before and this continues over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over. . .infinity! Well have you? Anyone?. . . Anyone?. . Bueller?. . Anyone?. . . . OK, so I'm alone on this one I take it.

Well that is the big story of my life and I have really got to get with the program the very day I decide something like this. It's now less than a month until my parents arrive back home, back in the good old USA from their 2 year mission in Africa and I am SO CRAZY EXCITED! Did I mention I was looking forward to it? Anyway, I have put on a few pounds since they left and I'm sure they will not recognize me with the additional pounds I have acquired in their absence. You know, I had to feed myself to not feel all empty and alone and stuff while they were gone. OK, that's my story regardless and I'm sticking to it.

As I thought about my lack of motivation and my now tight schedule, I remembered a time when I was actually good at losing some weight. I remembered that journal I kept for myself of points used and weight lost. At one time I decided to use the Weight Watchers point system and followed this diet faithfully. I pulled out that journal which has on the front of it :

Hey! I was into the Big Fat Losers long before TV came up with that idea! I'm so cool! And I'm sure original. . . I'll bet you all never thought of that. OK, it wasn't really me that came up with that and I think it was my Mom or Sisters. We tried the diet at the same time. Anyway, back to the story. I was amazed to look through the pages of meals and days and how good I recorded EVERYTHING I ate and I kept well within the 22 points I was allowed. I DID IT! So I thought "Oh Diana, this will be a P.O.C (Piece of Cake). You can do this again so easy!" On Monday I began this diet. So far I have consumed all my points through Saturday. .SIGH! . . it's not so easy right now and I'm struggling. I think I would sum it up right now as a P.O.C. (Piece of crap!) I'm hoping that by posting my downfalls and struggles and chubby ways that you will all motivate me to keep going "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. . . " Everyone sing along!

And If by chance I don't get my exercise groove on or if by chance I have consumed all my remaining month's points by next week I'll just say this. "Mom & Dad, Here I am! Yeah, I know I'm a bit chubs and you couldn't miss me because my body mass is in excess for my height (which is scary since I'm an Amazon) but I'm still YOUR Amazon! And there is just more of me to hug!"


Busty LaRue said...

You know, it helps with the exercising thing to have a hyper-over-active 1 year old in the house....I know where you can get one! hehehe

Lynsey Lou knee deep in poo said...

I think you would be more willing to loose weight if you had a tredmill, some really nice work out clothes, an Ipod, and maybe some real nike's. Not the fake ones they suck. I know maybe if you could put the tredmill in front of the TV then you can watch Ellen and Oprah and it wont even feel like a work out.

petersons said...

You're dumb! You are a thin mint. I have stopped drinking soda, and started exercising and haven't lost a pound. So, start a dumb loser club instead! You're NOT fat!

PJ said...

I lost 47 lbs on weight watchers and in the last two years have gained half of it back, sigh. Food is such a comfort, I need to find the will power again too.

Good luck, if you find it, tell it where I am.

Neil said...

All I lost on that Weight Watchers Biggest Losers Club was the looseleaf with all the notes in. Dad and I have gained a little while here. I think that they are going to make us take FODDA Airlines home! MUM

Lola said...

The Internet ATE my response...so I'll type it again!!

I ate to fill the HUGE emptiness left when My dear parents left!!

(It's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)

Nancy Face said...

I hate dieting more than anything!
I love food more than anything!
Exercising makes people stinky!

Was that helpful? ;)

Jen said...

Diets are highly over-rated.

Large is lovely. I keep telling myself that since I currently weight about the same as the day I delivered my first child, only I'm not pregnant anymore.


I have days when I'm fat and jolly. And then I have days where I'm fat and miserable.

My elastic waist band pants understand and they support me through all my many moods. :)

Corrine said...

i had something clever and witty to say and then I read the comments and my thoughts slipped away, they probably are hiding with my will power and excitement to take on the thought of actually being aware of what I put in my mouth, you know bites from other peoples plates don't count right??

I am happy that your parents are coming home, that will be so fun to see them and I am sure they will be excited to see you big or small!

did you ever get those tennis shoes to work?