Thursday, March 22, 2007

Why do we have a weight problem?

I keep watching all of these weight loss shows on TV and talk shows with guests who have lost massive amounts of weight and one thing remains true through all of them......

There is apparently an underlying issue as to why people are overweight. Being overweight is not about food.

Is there always an underlying issue? How are you supposed to know what it is? It seems to all revert back to the childhood (according to the TV shows) What the heck happened in everyones childhood that sent them running to the fridge? My childhood was pretty decent....a few bumps and bruises, I fell down a lot but I always picked myself back up and I'm stronger for it. So why was I overweight? Why is anyone overweight? I just don't understand. I don't know.
I haven't really discovered why I was overweight and maybe I never will. I just loved food. I still love food. I love the taste of food, I enjoy eating food and I look forward to my next meal when I am done eating the food in front of me. Is this wrong? I especially love the taste of greasy really-bad-for-you food and I still can't tell you that after a whole year on WW and losing almost 60 lbs that if I had the choice between a fresh garden salad and a big greasy cheesy piece of Delissio pizza that I would ever pick the salad. If I had my choice, I'd eat chocolate for breakfast, pizza for lunch and nachos for supper. But I don't have a choice because I don't ever want to be overweight again. That's the Catch 22.
I guess the difference is, is that I have learned to control my portions and I have limited my intake of food that is high in fat and calories. I don't like it that I can't go out and eat pizza and chips every night but I accept the fact that if I want to feel good about my body and fit into that size 10, I can't have it. Period. And if I do slip up and have it, I have to drag my butt to the gym and work it off.
Anyway enough of my ramblings....on a brighter note, Sarah and I went for a walk on lunch so I got in 30 mins and I am definitely going tonight after work for at least 40 mins on the treadmill. It's my last chance workout before my big weigh in tomorrow!! Yikes! For some reason I feel like I am going to see a loss, just by the way I feel in my clothes. But I am not expecting ANYTHING after last weekend and if I see a gain, then so be it. It's my own darn fault.

Today's Menu:

WW Bagel with 1 Tbsp of low fat cream cheese & 1 tsp of sugar free Smuckers - 3
(my last bagel........tear)
1 granny smith apple - 1

Veggie wrap with 1 light flatout wrap, zucchini, carrots, red onions, green peppers, spinach and hummus with a few drops of honey dijon low fat dressing - 2
1.5 cups of baby carrots - 0
1 Chocolate Cherry Fondue Yoplait yogurt - 1
Total: 7

1 oz reduced fat cheddar - 2
7 Melba Rounds - 1
Caramel Chocolate Chip Rice Cake - 2

Taco night...AGAIN!!
Taco Shells - 5
Hamburger and Taco Seasoning - 4
Tomatoes and Lettuce - 0
Salsa - 0
Sour Cream - 1

Total Points Used: 22
Daily Target: 22

Flex points remaining: 35 (Hmmm all that talk about pizza.........)



  1. I think that we all ask ourselves that question. You look at perfect size six walking down the street and you wonder why you wern't born with a body like that. We have to face it, sometimes its just not that easy. I think that once you make the decision to lose weight and become healthy that you have to be proud of the work that you did to get there. Keep up the good work. Your an inspiration to me and alot of other people that are struggling with the same thing.

    Love ya


  2. I couldnt agree more with almost every single thing you said. Just because Ive lost weight doesnt mean that I dont crave that stuff now some things I dont but I think it all goes in portion sizes. I think now even if I want that piece of pizza I will get a piece of pizza but I just wont eat 4 or 5 slices like I used to.

    Keep up the great work and cant wait to hear how WI went today!

  3. Yes.. Why do we gain weight?? When we are happy, sad, found our soul mate, lost our soul mate, got a new job.. didn't get the new problems, family health problems....I could go on and on over things that made me gain/lose weight!! I think there is a magic wand when we are born.. and that damn fairy bops some of us.. to a life destined for dieting!!! Some us get it right the first time.. others it takes a lifetime of "getting it right" (like moi!!) I think you might have got it right the first time sweetheart!! And you deserve it.. all that hard work!!!


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