Monday, June 08, 2009

Back and forth (originally posted by mistake at toledolefty)

I have been toying with the idea of dropping my Weight Watchers Online subscription, because I hate to pay for something I'm not using, and I have not been journaling much in the last few weeks. I thought that my trip would be a good time to start, but then I didn't. My food was weird and I didn't have a lot of time to myself or a reliable wireless connection for using the mobile points counter. I really wish that WW would create an app like "Lose it!" that doesn't require a constant connection to the Internet to work.

I thought I'd give it another try before I make the decision. Honestly, the $15-ish dollars that I'm spending for my online monthly subscription is not that much. I am going to go back to a strategy that has worked well for me in the past: Journaling everything, no matter what, for the next week days without worrying about the points total. I want to just observe and see what happens.

For one thing, I want to see what my points balance is when I'm making good choices but not being overly restrictive, and see if I can raise my points allowance from the very low 22 points per day that WW suggests for someone my size. For another, I want to break the perfectionism habit that seems to keep smacking me in the face.

I also want to change my abusive thought patterns. Seriously, I caught myself thinking my body was "repulsive" yesterday just because I was still feeling bloated and stiff from the plane and couldn't go do a run. WTF? My poor body, which has done amazing things for me over the years while I've overstuffed it, yelled at it, over- and under-exercised it, does not deserve that kind of treatment. Seriously, it's time that I gave myself (and everyone around me who has to listen to this BS) a break. I'm going to try some of the strategies from this article and see if I can't be a little kinder to us all.


  1. Oh my God, I have just read all 7 pages of "this article". It was so so so so well written and I felt as if it ALL applied to me.

    I know that feeling of losing the weight and putting it all back on.

    I am like the Lisa who puts everyone's needs before mine. That article has certainly outlined what I need to do to help myself.

    Thanks so much for sharing. x

  2. I am still recalling your post on being perfect. It's one of those things that we all need reminding of. My motto is: not perfect, just improved. It takes off a lot of pressure and helps support the effort to do the right thing, even if it isn't 100% of the time.


"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