Friday, November 23, 2007

Lifestyle Update

Yes. I've sort of had I am disgusted with myself. I've only gained maybe 5 pounds over the last couple of months, but it has all appeared in my midsection and as spotty horrid cellulite flesh. I could start the explanation phase of my dissertation (new job, more emails from the crazy ex, lawyers, fatigue, teeth trouble, the kids, my schedule, their schedules, menopause, hormones .... ok, you get the point) but I just must get beyond that and move on. Suck it up, as they say. (I wish I could suck it out).

I've told myself I wanted to lose weight for this or that reason. Upcoming events, to feel better, to enhance my self confidence, to ... well whatever. It never works. My metabolism is so screwed up that the only way I lose weight is to literally NOT EAT. And that's not healthy either. I must truly watch my diet, but increase my exercise by astronomical amounts. Amounts that will preclude my doing anything else but work and sleep (sorry, kids). Moderation my ass. I've tried moderation. I gained weight.

So we are now into the desperation phase as we have just crossed the Thanksgiving finish line and see Christmas and January 1, 2008 looming in the distance. But desperation is not a good look for me. I also am one of those people who don't do well if we don't see progress. I'm not even talking BIG progress. I mean like a pound a week. That's all the frick I'm asking for and even with dieting closely and exercising, I still can't do it most times.

I know. I was a yo-yo dieter and now my metabolism is screwed. However, I cannot believe there isn't something I can do. And I'd like to find something that will support me and not cost an arm and a leg (altho I could lose a good 15 pounds if I lose the leg....). So I found this Everyday Health website that seems to give good advice and be...yes, free.

So I'm taking the eHealth Holiday Challenge (see the link on the side bar) as I sit here and smell the chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven.

At least it's not outwardly self flogging. Yet.


HealthiestFamilyOnEarth said...

Great article! Good luck with that eHealth Holiday Challenge! What worked for me, was a reset program. After I took it for 5 days, I had lost a total of 6 pounds. I also started losing cravings, pounds, and It also motivated me to keep on going! If you're interested, you can get more information on the Reset at Cheers to a new and healthier *YOU*!

No Nonsense Girl said...

good luck with the challenge girl!!! :) You are able to do whatever you want!

Tempest Knight said...

Yep, one always gain weight in the worst body parts, never where it counts to have "big." Hehehe! Good luck with the health challenge!

colleen said...

When I gain an extra few pounds over the five I allow myself to be over, I feel like an absolute blimp. Nothing fits. I created an eating disorder in myself in my late 20's by starving myself, which then leads to binging. I know I can't to that. I try not to eat at night and make sure to have eggs with one piece of toast for breakfast. The eggs really start me off right and don't create cravings.

jenn said...

I'm so glad you found me. We sound like we're going through the same things. I will be here for support, my new friend.