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"a little rounder"

Someone who hasn't seen me for a while said I was "a little rounder", granted, I asked for his opinion. He did say that I was still beautiful, though he said "in a different way".

Errrrrrr........

Also, acid in my throat interfered with my sleeping today.

I guess it's time to buckle up and just do it. Exercise, lose weight. Which I've been trying to do, but it's time to get serious again. I know, I've thought that before. But I'm not about to gain back all the weight I've lost.

Person who said I was a little rounder: please don't reply to me via email or LJ to this post. It's not your fault, you didn't mean harm or criticism. I've been aware of my weight gain anyways.

The rest of you: I don't need patronizing or "but you're beautiful" comments. You try waking up with acid in your throat or not fitting in the expensive gorgeous dress you wore in a party last year.

I'm grumpy about my weight.

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grinnellian2001
Jul. 19th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
Ah, the slippery slope back to weight gain. I've been there. Hell, I *am* there (it's been a crazy summer).

I have a three-pronged system for getting back on track when my clothes start to feel a little tight.

1) Start by eliminating sugar from my diet for a week (could be used for any trigger food such as high fat goodies, etc.). This stops my addiction cycle and lets me start frest.

2) A no excuses exercise plan. I require myself to incorporate exercise into my life daily, even if it's just doing a video aerobic tape or getting out to dance practice.

3) A food diary tracking every calorie *honestly* with a realistic food goal of 1800 calories or 2000 if I'm exercising hard. You can do this online at fitday.com and even make your food diary accessible to friends if you want us to help keep you honest. This is the #1 thing I have to do to get my eating back on track. It helps me pass up on little nibbles of things, desserts, drinks, and restaurant foods that add up unconsiously because I have to make a calculated decision to go through the work of finding out how many calories are in what I ate for each thing. This *only* works if you are 100% honest. (I assume part of the problem for you has been eating while socializing, at least you've mentioned how you eat more when you're with your improv friends).

I have friends who have loved weight watchers. You might give that a try because even though you (forgive me!) don't really need to lose much weight, they're so good at the weight maintenance aspect of weight loss.

Get back on track, take control, and get back to being your usual fabulous self.
ripresa
Jul. 19th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
hey! that's the most i've heard from you in a while :)

i use peertrainer.com, and have been calculating my calories, which was over 3000 for the last 2 days.

have tried weightwatchers. went to 2 meetings.
have been on jennycraig, did lose a bit on it, but it was prob because i was doing so much ballet.

i think for me it's more like exercise, exercise, exercise. and i'm also trying to eat healthier: more fruits and organic juices.

thanks for the input girlie :)

andy i did did a 3 day detox diet, i lost pounds on it, but it came back :/

exercise, exercise, exercise.

it's funny. usually when i lose weight, i'm not trying. but when i'm trying i gain weight.

ponder. there's some secret in this that i need to figure out.
grinnellian2001
Jul. 19th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
I know, I know... I've been in househunting land. Expect a real e-mail from me shortly!

indywind
Jul. 20th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
Sounds like your system works like mine. I also have little success when I "try to lose weight", especially by paying very much attention to (temporary) diet strategies, and absolutely require increased exercise to get anywhere.

My solution to this is to NOT try to lose weight and NOT diet. Keep weight totally out of my goals, and try not to think of my eating habits as dieting or watching calories, but instead as being more attentive to what my body needs & wants, instead of falling into a habitual rut or eating to medicate mood. I put my major focus on looking for ways to increase exercise in a way that I will enjoy (or at least not-hate) enough to keep up, and a secondary focus on making more concious food choices.

I'm not getting enough consistent exercise these days, since I lost a few of my most rewarding opportunities (SCA dance :-( ) and in the last few months a combination of health issues and work commitments have made it harder for me to move my lazy butt.
But I will if you will!



ripresa
Jul. 20th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
i've a 5 hr exercise goal this week, and 7 next week.

why have you lost sca dance? can you try other forms of dancing, like swing/lindy?

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