Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Support is EVERYTHING!

First literally have NO IDEA how much your support means to me. Just when I think I can't stand t any longer, Just when I think I can't spend one more second at work without grabbing the box of timbits, running into my office, slamming the door and spending 20 minutes eating each and every timbit until there isn't even a crumb left...I come on here and read your comments and your blogs and I'm totally 100% back on track! Thank you so much. (I really did have to walk by a huge box of timbits about 20 times today!)

It's amazing what that post last night did for my focus! I'm still astounded by how much support blogging actually gives you! Monday was hard...and I mean hard. I felt like I had lost my best friend because I wasn't able to eat the food I wanted to eat. This new plan I am on takes all the guess work out of what to eat. Which is a good thing for people who just don't know how to eat healthy. I know how to eat healthy, there are just times that I chose not to. Or at least I will use 2 points on rice cakes (which have NO nutritional value) instead of eating something healthy.

Monday night I kept seeing food that I normally wouldn't even be tempted to eat but because I KNEW I couldn't eat it, I wanted it so bad it hurt! Isn't that funny? It is strange, I was at Walmart and saw a box of Nutrigrain bars (which I would normally never eat. I don't even think I've had one in about 3 years!) but all of a sudden, because I knew I couldn't have them, I just started craving them mega bad! I could almost taste them and I'm pretty sure I drooled on the Walmart counter.

So far my meal plan has consisted of lots of protein in the AM (high protein foods usually mean low taste.) For the first 2 weeks my diet is pretty limited, but week 3 allows a little (and I mean little) flexibility. So I am looking forward to that BIG TIME. I'm also anxious to see my WI results on Monday. I know that if I see a good number, that will motivate me even more to stick it out for 6 weeks. I've already put in 2.5 days...what's another 39.5??? I make it sound WAY worse than it really is!

How is everyone's week going? I have been sick for most of it but seem to be coming out of the cloud today so I am hitting the weights tonight. My work out plan is staying the same:

2-40 min Weight Training sessions (upper and lower)
2-45 min cardio sessions
3-35 min power walks at lunch

Anyone have any suggestions for me on the workout front?

Keep the inspiration and motivation coming girls!

The bright side to this meal plan is that food just tastes better. Tonight I was allowed to have a 100 calorie pack Smart Pop popcorn and I swear nothing has ever tasted better to me. It was absolutely to die for! My Weight in isn't until Monday but I am actually anxious to jump on the scale! I can't wait!

Hockey Game is on....GO OTTAWA!!! Oh and for those of you who haven't heard.....Grey's is a 2 HOUR episode tomorrow night...apparently laying the ground work for Addison's spinoff. (Thanks for the info Rye!)



  1. I can't believe I'm going to miss a two hour Grey's tomorrow - I have belly dance! you'll have to give a little summary in your Friday post!

  2. seriously lady, do what you need to do to get the weight off (as long as its healthy!)

    question though: is it like a jenny craig type of diet? are you paying for it? just interested in the other options out there...

  3. You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work!!!!

  4. I totally know what you mean about craving food you never craved before. I NEVER liked Hostess Cupcakes. NEVER. Well now that I'm not allowed to eat them, I crave them, and I want one terrible. I do it all the time!

    But it's also amazing when I get that thing I was craving, it never seems to taste as good, and the yucky food for me, actually makes me sick! Amazing how your body gets used to the good stuff.

  5. So glad you are feeling more on top of it! You can do this. Think about how long you have done WW and how much your eating has changed in that amount of time.

    Just enjoy this period where all the deciding is done for you and know that in a few more weeks you can go back to your favorite healthy foods!

  6. Boo Yeah Grey's 2 hours tonight, I won't be home but I am going to tape it yipee!
    I am glad that you feel the support from us, that's what we all do for each other, support. You are doing fantastic at resisting timbits and nutrigrain bars, keep it up :)

  7. I SO know what you mean by this post title - support IS everything! It's what gets us through this. :)

    I love that you're feeling in control of things. Keep it up - sounds like this program is working well for you.

    And YAY! Grey's for two hours!


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