Monday, August 04, 2014

Fake It

I think I need this hat.  Notice how it makes my face look thin. (thinner at least???)  And SEXY.....the bright orange animal print fur fabric is totally my thing!   And yes my outfit and demeanor or totally congruent together.  I mean...seriously..that hat...the peace sign....a Disney shirt with goofy (my favorite character) and an I love Lucy purse......AWESOME combination!!!!!  ha ha ha


I haven't figured out the solution to my weight loss woes yet.  I don't know that there is any big solution. I've pondered trying to make it fresh and new with a different tracking system, a while back (long while) I rejoined weight watchers, I switched meetings, I've challenged myself, I've set goals, I've made bets, I've joined weight loss groups and I've tried sending daily/weekly emails to accountability partners.  It's all to no avail.

I HAVE stopped the weight gain.  That's an awesome thing.  I'd rather be sitting in a holding pattern versus gaining.  However, I don't like myself at this weight.  I'm not happy with myself. I remember how awesome I felt at my lower weight and I want that again.  But I just can't seem to turn the ship around!

I don't have any solution.  I wish I did.

I do have a plan.....it's simplistic really.  Fake it until I make it!  ha ha ha.  No, while that idea has merit, it's not my plan.

My utterly simplistic plan is easy.  It all revolves around one thing.  I need to TRACK my food.    I know for me that if I'm tracking I am more apt to stay somewhere relatively close to my projected caloric budget.   It's that simple really.

Ha....as if!

I do take comfort in knowing that I'm not the only one out there that is having the same issues of turning the ocean liner of weight loss/weight gain around.  I have lurked for quite some time on the blog of bitch cakes.....she stopped writing regularly (boo) but is still out there and still imparts a bit of wisdom and thoughts on occasion.   She posted yesterday.    I could TOTALLY feel her post.  I could totally get what she said.  It could have been written by me!   It is a common theme....

Sooooo if I could figure out the solution....I could be a millionaire!   Hmmmmmmm  Just a thought!

And just because........

11 comments:

timothy said...

is there room for 2? lol

Jennifer Denning said...

I haven't figured out my weight loss problem either. :)

Lori said...

I have been in the same struggle. My only advice is don't quit. Keep trying and eventually you'll find that sweet spot again. It is far easier for me to give that advice than it is to follow, and it gets very frustrating to continually fail. Try to think of those 'failures' as successes in learning what doesn't work. I am certain that quitting won't get you to our goal weight.
Lori

Kyra said...

I'm in the same place... although for me it's even a struggle to stop the gain some weeks. I've realized that my ability to lose weight is directly tied to how happy I am with my life in general (it doesn't make me happy to be thin, but if I am happier it's easier to lose weight.) So, I know that if I can change things around in my life, things will get better. That's how it works for me anyway.

Leslie T said...

Love the hat!!! I totally believe in the power of maintenance. Some look at it as a failure, but I look at it as holding still till I know what to do next. I think not gaining or maintenance is a fine goal :) The thing that I remind myself when I am ready to quit, frustrated, or just could care less about it all is that eventually I will want it again. I have every single year since I could remember. So that will at least help me to focus on maintenance. Love ya girl!!! You are rocking it to the 9th degree :)

Leslie

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

I struggle too. I've been on weight watchers about 10 times over the last 20 years... I lose weight, than gain, lose and then gain... It's so hard. I hate tracking but like you I know I need to start too. For now though I decided to do a 100 day salad challenge to switch it up a bit. It forces myself to eat one healthy meal a day which actually makes me want to eat more healthy overall.

Sonya @ Eyes on the Hourglass said...

10 times over 10 years that was to be...

Tricia Coniglio said...

Nice hat! I agree with Lori - don't quit. It is definitely a struggle and a long time battle. Like you said, you are not gaining and that is a HUGE WIN!!

Mary Ellen Quigley said...

I wish I had an answer for you, but I'm in the same boat. It's a struggle to stay motivated. What I keep reminding myself is how great I felt at a lower weight. As much as I hate logging food, I would love to be back where I was.

Suzanne said...

Oh I feel ya on tracking food. I have AGAIN thrown MFP under the bus. I haven't stepped on the scale in weeks & have no desire to. I know that as soon as I sign up for a future big event (running race or ride)I will be back at it and re-focused again.

sam ussef said...

hehe