Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weigh-in Wednesday

Hello, my name is Kelly and I am a compulsive dieter. My story is not original; I've tried diet after diet; I won't bore you with the details. My newest "lifestyle change" (because it's now taboo to say "diet") is Weight Watchers. It's helped me in the past; so 3 babies and 50 pounds later, I am starting again. I've tried the online version of WW (you know the solo "I can do it myself" method?), but that doesn't last more than a couple weeks; I get impatient waiting for the food choices to load. I found out that the University of Central Florida was doing a research study with Weight Watchers to develop a new points system. I thought this would be may work for me because I would actually be obligated to attend meetings, visits, keep diaries, etc.

Well so far, NADA!! I have been logging my food like a mad person; I've eaten so many grilled chicken salads I feel like a rabbit (if rabbits ate grilled chicken with their veggies)! I've gone in for my 2nd weigh in and I am up 0.6 lbs - WTF!!!!! (the week before, I was up 0.2 lbs). I know that I haven't gained a whole pound, but it's supposed to be going the other way!!!!! Urghhh! I almost started crying at the weigh in desk!

My wonderful husband patiently listened to my venting when I got home and he very gently (for his own well being) reminded me that we had just gotten back from vacation and I haven't started exercising yet. Damn, he's right - I hate when that happens!

So here begins a new week, new outlook, etc. Does anyone know how many points popcorn chicken is? (kidding, kidding, not really :( )

7 comments:

Kat said...

I think I have done every diet out there. Except the one a lot of my friends are on now. I know it's one that there is no way I could stick to. It's the Eat to Live one. Where you have to eat a pound of raw veggies every day. And some cooked veggies. And fruit. And I think that's about it. Talk about rabbit food. I don't like enough veggies to make that work. And just think about how much it would cost.

Weight Watchers would work for me if I stuck to it. And stopped making up my own versions of 1 cup. My version is so much more fun. I had started WW in the Spring. The online version. And was doing great until Girl Scout cookies made their presence known. And my downfall is those thin mints. In their convenient two serving boxes. I haven't gotten back on track yet.

But with the beach. And eating ice cream daily. And bags of chips. And crap-ola. Gotta figure something out.

So...the new point system...what's it like?

I think I now deserve an award for longest comment ever...

Kelly said...

Kat, I believe we were separated at birth!! So many of the same issues...
There are 2 different groups with the study; I don't know a lot about the other group, but they keep talking about all you can eat from the "green group or the blue group". Those people seem to be the ones losing.
My group is a modified version of the points system. It's a numbers/mind game (i.e. you get more points a day, but things = more points).
I think I gave you a run for your money on the comment length contest!!

Scary Mommy said...

I am so with you. I could author a diet book, but sticking to it is a totally other story. I need to get on track, but just can't seem to take the first steps. Maybe you'll inspire me :)

Jennifer said...

It's so frusrating, isn't it?? I started working out w/ a personaltrainer about 8 mos. ago b/c the only way I will exercise is if someone knocks on the door and forces me! I also log in my food--well, I've been slacking off doing that lately. Anyway, my trainer did tell me that it's normal to GAIN weight at first when you start a new program--something about the body adjusting or whatever.

Just stick w/ it and it will start working!! Good luck!!

Shannon said...

I (sort of) tried WW about a year ago. I didn't sign up myself; my sister did and she gave me her books/info. I'd do ok during the day, but then when I got home from work it all went to pot. And having to count the little things is what drove me crazy. I just want to eat my food and enjoy it! I guess I just enjoy food too much. Or eat too much. Or eat the "wrong" things. My sis would rather have quantity over quality... I'm sooo the other way. She's always telling me to switch to diet coke... she'd tell me that a diet coke and 3 hershey kisses are the same point value as just one regular coke. She'd take the diet coke and chocolate...well, forget that! Diet soda? yuck! I'll take the nice cold regular coke any day!

American in Norway said...

Ok...should we do this TOGETHER? (as soon as I am finished boozing my way thriugh America)
Just had a long discussion with Bjørn about it this morning... Ya... cause he has lost about 20 lbs in the hospital over the past 3 weeks... Oh lets all listen to Mr. Skinny on how it is done...
HELLO!?

Angie said...

I feel your pain! I've lost 25 lbs this year, but it's been painful. Lots of eating like a bird and tons of exercise. I plateaued a couple of months ago and am officially stuck. I have another 75 lbs to lose, so I'm right there with ya. Good luck with WW. It's a great program if you can stick with it...which I couldn't.