Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where am I?

I’ve been asked a lot lately how I’m doing on Weight Watchers and the whole “losing weight” thing. My response lately is a grunt & a mumbled “I don’t want to talk about it”. So, as much as it pains me to write this… here goes:

I came to the conclusion that maybe WW isn't what I need to be doing right now. I mean, I need to be doing *something*, but maybe WW isn't it. It only took me like 6 weeks to fall off the wagon this time and I just wasn't motivated. I will admit, there are times that I feel like a failure, but I’m trying to put those thoughts behind me.

I still need to do something, I'm just not 100% sure what yet. We bought some Healthe Trim, and I've taken it twice, but I don't really know if it's going to be right either. The second day I took it, I felt jittery all day & was up until almost 3am. Also, you can't eat breakfast with it. I'm supposed to be taking Metformin (which I haven't been, 'cause I have the worst memory ever), and when I take that I'm supposed to eat with it.

Anyhoo. ;D I've been doing some thinking lately & trying to figure out what I want to do.

Ask just about any overweight person how to lose weight, and we can tell you: Eat Less, Move More. But knowing what to do, and actually doing it are two very different things. It’s really very simple, but putting it into practice is easier said than done.

I’m trying to think of ways to use some of my idiosyncrasies to my benefit. One big one is my “OCD” for needing to know “real” numbers & info. I don’t really know how to describe it other than I need to be able to say, “If I do A, B & C, then D will happen”. Does that make sense?

Something that I think would help in that regard is the Body Bugg. If you’ve ever watched The Biggest Loser on NBC, you’ve probably seen it. It’s a device you wear on your arm that reads how many calories you burn. I like that it’s reading actual information, and not just estimating based on movement or you telling what activity you’ve done. There are other devices out there that will calculate calories burned, but they don’t read the information through your skin. It seems to me that the Body Bugg would be much more accurate. The cost is pretty high…. but I have a birthday coming up, so I may mention it as a gift idea. {hint, hint}

I’m also considering joining a gym. Probably Bodyplex. I like that they have group classes, not just equipment.  Exercise is such an important part of the equation, and something I haven’t really done. At all. Right now I’m not one of those people who enjoys exercising, but I’m hoping to change that. I’m going to fake it ‘til I make it.

I know I didn’t mention the food aspect, but obviously I plan on making changes there too. I don’t plan on counting “points”, but I will watch my portions, and drink more water.

So, basically, I’m thinking about going old school. Eat Less, Move More. You can’t argue with science; burn more calories than you take in and you’ll lose weight.

Easy peasy, right? Right?


  1. I just joined LA Fitness. They had a deal where it only costs $8 a week with no initiation cost. That is an awesome deal. I've been getting up and going to the 5:45 Spin class. If there isn't a class I have been doing the elliptical. I'd love to have you join me.


  2. You may or may not want to check out South Beach Diet (although it really needs to become a lifestyle, rather than a diet). It really just outlines a very healthy way of eating. Less grains, more lean protien and veggies. I've had great success with that since Feb and have found the recommended food to be very enjoyable. I'm eating lots more veggies than I have EVER eaten (actually my whole family is), but I'm truly enjoying it, for the first time in my life. My kids might tell a different story though :) After the first two weeks, I really realized that eating well = feeling well. When I eat poorly, I feel terrible. I take a "free day" every week now , which helps me to eat well the other days of the week.

    You definately have to find what works for you and I hope you can find it for you. Looking fwd to seeing you at the reunion!

  3. Whatever you decide to do...."good luck". I know that you can do it!

  4. Just caught up on your weightloss blog Misty. Oh girl, take your Metformin. Diabetes is nothing to just "forget about." So so important! Start out small for your goals. Do not dive in all at once and take small steps to changing your lifestyle. Start out with the carbs that get your sugar high and stay away from them or say to yourself and do it..."nothing with preservatives or anything that comes out of the grocery store freezer."

    It works, trust me.

  5. you CAN do it. Because you have done it before. I know it's tough. I gained 5 pounds over my spring break. And I know I'm probably the last person you want to talk to about it, but being healthy is important to me. It's not about the weight, it's about how I feel. If I don't feel good about myself, how can I feel good about anything else?

    If you need to chat, you know you can always text me or call me.

  6. I'm not sure how I found your blog but I'm excited about it. I have finally found someone who relates. I have tried EVERYTHING I can with no success. Weight Watchers, Personal trainer, pills, UGH! Let's go on a journey together!