Weigh In 11-18-17: Gobble till ya Wobble

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So I had an awesome weigh in and that two pounds from my Vegas vacation is history!

What did I do?

I just got right back on my program when I got home.  Actually I got back on program the day I left Vegas, and haven’t looked back.

It gets me to thinking about the upcoming food holiday to end all food holidays – Thanksgiving.  There were a lot of questions floating around our meeting this week, and the big one was:

Are you going to track?

Oh of course I am.

At least as best as I can.  Will I stay within my Smartpoint range?  All signs point to no…but I’m okay with that just like I was okay with packing on two pounds during my two week vacation.

I’ve been at the weight loss thing for years.  YEARS.  After being around the block a time or 20 I’ve learned something:

One day/vacation does not make or break you.

What will break you my friends is not returning to your regularly scheduled program.

I made a deal with myself when I was in Vegas.  If I wanted a Sprinkles Cupcake, I was going to have a Sprinkles Cupcake.  If I wanted Crepes with hazel nut and homemade whipped cream, I was having it.

If I wanted a margarita the size of my head, I was going to drink it.

That was only the first part of the deal though.  The second part was I would track it.

I didn’t just take a vacation from Weight Watchers.  Oh some of those days have over 120 Smartpoints.

But I tracked it as best as I could.  Tracking is a part of my life now, the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.

The third part of the deal is that vacation would not slide into the next week and next week and week after that.

You see it isn’t a holiday or vacation or a birthday that kills us.  It’s the day after those things that kill us.

It’s the “Well I was bad so I might as well enjoy myself for a few more days” mentality that is going to kill your progress.

So this Thanksgiving I’m going to have mac n cheese.  I’m going to have one of my fabulous pecan pie cupcakes (24 smartpoints alone!).  I’m sure my tracker will go into convulsions but I will track everything.  Every. Single. Thing.

Trust me, I won’t do near the damage I would do it I wasn’t tracking.  It makes you stop and think, even if you have given yourself permission to go over your Smartpoints for the day.

Come Black Friday, it’s back to my 30 (36) Point Life.

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Weigh In 10-7-17: How Important is Volume?

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We all want to hear it is not our fault.

It’s those damn carbs!

I ate to much dairy!

Gluten caused this!

People in my family are obese so I must be meant to be this way!

All the fat caused me to gain weight!

Low fat products are bad and I ate them!

It’s impossible to lose weight as you get older.

Now before you bring the pitchforks out know that I know some people really do have issues with  these things.  I know I myself have used several of these excuses over the year.  I wasn’t successful until I came to one solid conclusion:

I was fat and it was by my own doing.

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Eliminate the But to Get the Butt

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I do Weight Watchers but I don’t count my coffee creamer.

I do Weight Watchers but I don’t track on Saturdays.

I do Weight Watchers but I have one cheat meal a week.

I do Weight Watchers but I don’t track oil I use for cooking.

I do Weight Watchers but I only sporadically track what I eat.

I’ve heard them all.

Hell I’ve done them all.

This doesn’t even have to be about WW.  I can’t tell you how many different diet plans I’ve heard the but’s on.

So when I started back with meetings this last February, I decided that I would eliminate the but.  No more me thinking I knew better than a bunch of scientists whose sole purpose is to to you know, study these kinds of things.

There would be none of that.  I would do what they said.

For two weeks.

Yes, that’s right.  I wasn’t all that sure about this whole Smartpoints thing.  It reeked of low carb which I despise.  I knew I needed to do something though, so I decided to take a leap of faith and do this  program for two weeks, even though I didn’t think it would work.

After the two weeks I’d try and find my stuff from the former program and do that.

But I’ll be damned it worked.  So I decided to do another 2 weeks of no buts.

Then another, and another.

It only took 14 times and I was at a healthy weight.  It really happened before I knew it.  I mean I’ve been close before, but was usually so burnt out by the time I got close that I’d fall off the wagon.

I’m not even close to being burnt out.

So yes, I, Kelly, admit that I was wrong.  I do not know more than the powers that be at Weight Watchers.

Why two weeks you may wonder?  Well see here’s the thing.  When you know you are going to Weight Watchers it is almost mandatory to have those last meals, those last treats.  They may not show up the day you first way in, but they sure can 7 days later.  That’s why I gave myself two weeks.

Two Weeks of no buts to get the butt I wanted.

Do you think you could do that?  Two weeks?  Just two weeks of no buts?  I bet you can.

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Weigh In 9-16-17: Lifetime #5!

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We are down to the wire peeps!  One more week and Oprah is going to have to get a side hustle because I will no longer be paying for Weight Watchers.

I did it!

It still doesn’t feel real to me.  I gained .2 at weigh in, which is not freaking me out in the least bit and is a major, major achievement.

“Regular” people fluctuate a pound or two in weight.  It is going to take me a bit to get used to being “normal”, but I am on my way.

But am I regular?

I must admit I have never been accused of being normal once in my entire life.

I’m talking about my size though.  Is my size regular?  Normal?  According to some people that is a no.

Seriously?

I’m talking compli-stomping people.  I really didn’t want to delve into the underbelly of negativity that comes with weight loss, but I see so many people that hear so many bad things.

You are not alone.

In case you don’t know what a compli-stomp is here’s the 411:  Someone starts off with something that sounds similar to a compliment, but turn it around to something negative.

Passive aggressive bullshit to put it bluntly.  I HATE passive aggressive.

Here’s an example that I used in a previous post:

Oh so you are losing weight…………………………….Again.

It started out as something nice until she tilted her head and smiled at me like someone smiles at a two year old and said again.

Another example:

You have done so good!  Wow!  How much more do you have to go?”

I’m at goal.

Oh how nice that you can be confident enough to still be bigger!”

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A 30 Point Day – Off the Rails

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As I continue to work on figuring out this whole maintaining thing, I’ve come to realize that this is never going to end.

I mean I know I tell myself and you all that all the time, but it’s when a bad day hits and you have to make that decision that it’s really, seriously, no doubt for life that this reality really smacks you in the face.

Yes Virginia, I have bad days.  I know a lot of peeps who see someone who got to their goal as someone that must do everything perfectly.  They must always stay in their Smartpoint range or whatever their current plan is, they always work out, and of course are always eating healthy food.

I’m here to tell you plain and simple – that’s bullshit.  We are human.  We are going to mess up.

It’s how you handle those not so good days that will determine if you will be successful.  Do you say screw it, I was bad yesterday so I might as well be bad tomorrow?  Do you beat yourself up over and over for being weak?

Or do you realize it, own it, and try your best to change it?

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Fat – The Worst Re-Gift Ever

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Ohhh I see you are losing weight…………………………..Again………

Yeah, that was something I was told by somebody after I had dropped about 20 pounds this go-round.

You get used to being complistomped when you are on the diet wagon.  You know, when you think you are getting complimented but then they turn and stomp on you.  Yeah, I got a post coming up about that soon…

Anyway, so we’ve all gotten a re-gift before, or regifted to someone else.  Re-gifting yourself fat is the worst.

Re-fatted if you will.

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How I Went from a Fat Hooker to a Happy Garden Fairy

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So I am going to do a give-a-way worth over $200 for all my faithful followers!  More on that at the end of the post!

Halloween is coming.

Forgive me but I’ve been catching up on Game of Thrones.

What a difference a year makes, eh?

Anyway, I love Halloween.

Like I really love Halloween…

 

A LOT

As I’ve gotten older my love for Halloween has increased.  Probably because I was raised by her:

momwitch

Now that I’m older and don’t take any littles trick-or-treating I do what any adult with no responsibilities would do.

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