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!"