Saturday, September 15, 2007

the secret to weight loss?

Weight Chart

It's possible that the true secret to weight loss is being too busy to eat. Or, more accurately, too busy to eat mindlessly. I'm still eating, but I'm less likely to munch at work than I was when I was home most of the day working on my dissertation (and looking for a break from the frustrations of the writing process).

Between my commute, my work hours, and an hour for lunch, I'm usually away from home about twelve hours a day right now. I love my job but am looking forward to moving closer and leaving behind the long commute. The drive isn't terrible, but I do miss having free time. Still, obviously it has paid off in a bigger weight loss than I've seen in a long time. And that's even though I had a pretty big dinner last night and wore jeans and a lightweight sweater to weigh-in.

I'm glad I didn't give up on meetings -- today's was fairly interesting and I know that the weekly check-ins keep me focused. If I can repeat this week's weight loss next week (a tall order, I know), I can start attending meetings for free again.

15 comments:

  1. Well done on your weight loss this week:) I'm glad you got through your meetings dilemma and you enjoy your new job.

    Keep up the good work :)
    Vics xx

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    Congrats on your weight loss. Every week is a new week and you're well on your way to success. I wish I had the same results and a chart that looked like yours! I don't weigh in till Sept 22, 2007. I opted not to step on the scales for one month- and get acquainted with the WW points system. I love your site and I'm going to add it to my daily read!

    Thanks and congrats!

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  3. It's going to take a while to get used to the new schedule, but it sounds as though you're finding lots of pluses to not being home working on the diss at this point. Like not munching :) Congrats on the loss but even more on having a good first week on your new wonderful job!

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  4. YAY!! Way to go. Glad you love your job and had a good meeting. Most excellent. Have a super week!

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  5. That's great news. Next week ought to be even better once you ditch the sweater and jeans for something lighter.

    I hope you can cut the commute down but in the meantime...enjoy the new job!

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  6. congrats on your loss!

    i wish i had your problem. i find i eat mindlessly in the car, so i measure out portions and put them in tupperware (cheerios) so i don't over do it!

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  7. I don't like to eat in the car either. Congratulations on the weight loss.

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  8. Being too busy to eat is a great way to lose weight. I am joining weight watchers this afternoon. You are one of my inspirations.

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  9. I lurk...I decided after 4 weeks to go back to the meeting..I lost another pound...5 more til 10%.

    They set my goal at 113..isn't that a silly goal for any adult?

    Personally I just want to wear a 10 or 12. I'm at a 14 now.. I guess I want to get to 10% first. Then I would like to get closer to 150..wow that would match my drivers license.

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  10. Congrats on your drop! It's very inspirational that you can manage to lose even with your 12-hour workdays. (And yes, I count commute and lunch as work time, since it's not exactly free time!)

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  11. I find just sticking to good old fashioned food, cutting out the processed junk and fillng up on green veg and protein seem to have helped a lot in my weight loss program. Holding back on the carbs definitely helps as well.

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  12. Hey woman-- I know you're busy, and I hope you're doing well... miss your posts!

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  13. WHERE ARE YOU JEN? Hope you are okay comrade, miss ya xxox

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