Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Better, but still a little laggy

I was supposed to run today, but I still have no energy, so I am being nice to myself and taking the day off. I did walk to work and back (1 hour, roundtrip) and did some housework.

I've been trying to count Weight Watchers points again, and it's pretty obvious I'm out of practice making this work. Still not sure that I've found, or come any closer to, a long-term answer. In Thin is the New Happy, the author claims that you can get to your body's natural weight just by not dieting, dealing with your "issues" and problems directly so you don't dive into the food, eating what you want but only as much as you want to be satisfied, and working out four days a week. If I could get a written guarantee that it would work, I'd definitely sign up for that plan. I will do a review of the book once I've had a chance to re-read it and absorb some of the things, because it's actually a lot deeper than it seems at first glance.

I don't trust myself, and that's the real problem, isn't it?

I peeked at the scale today: 175. That's down a pound from last week. Of course, tomorrow is the "official" day, so we'll see whether the scale has the same story tomorrow.


  1. I think I'm going to have to read this book.

    I am really struggling with counting my WW points. I find myself using food to soothe.... I often catch myself thinking, "I had a hard day. I deserve (insert fattening food here)." Then I find myself saying, "Tomorrow is a new day."

    It sucks. I have 20 pounds to lose and no motivation. And I don't trust myself when it comes to food, either.

  2. Sounds like a good book; I'll be interested in your review.

    I'm sort of following WW and track the points most of the time, though I pretty much eat what I feel like eating. What's interesting is that I really do remember most of the "rules" and am doing them on autopilot. I could have regained everything; now I'm just taking it one meal at a time.

  3. This isn't exactly what you are talking about - but my mind went to it when I read your posting. I had to hunt for a while to find it:


    It isn't so much Mizfit's post that I remembered, it was the comments.


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07