Wednesday, November 3, 2010

White flag

So I have been missing for a few days, and in weight loss blog world, this usually means something has happened. It has not been a good time here !

We spent last week staying completely faithful to points( a way of calculating fat, fiber and calories, and doing 3 15 minute sessions of exercise 6 days a week. Staying low sodium, drinking water, staying low on the breads, and stepped on the scale Saturday morning as usual. How does the monster reward me ??

Gained 2 lbs !

Not just me, but Nick as well. Bob lost a half a pound, through no exercise and eating two company sponsored pizza orgy type lunches. I screamed. I banged my head. I threatened to toss the scale out the window. NONE of this is making sense on any level ! Bob, who is my great rock and sanity manager talked me down from the ledge. For what ever reason, it seems my body is saying enough is enough, no matter what I try to do and Saturdays are quickly becoming the day to avoid having any contact with me because I am likely to bite your head off for breathing. Weigh ins are followed by hours of analyzing every meal, every snack, every crumb, every movement and then attempting to figure out how to do things completely different the following week, and then a general foul mood. After 2 years of this pattern, enough is enough.

It has been decided that we will weigh in the first Saturday of the month , and not weekly. It is also decided that we are going to go low carb, as this seems to be the way our bodies best preform with and gives the greatest appetite satisfaction. I don't know if I will consistently lose weight with this, but I do know that at least it will not make me crazy any more. Everything else is not working AND making me crazy, so this is a win.

Not quitting, but no longer obsessing. Life is too short and there is a lot more to it than numbers on a scale or a tape measure.No more measuring, counting, calculating- just eating low carb according to appetite.

Should be interesting !

2 comments:

Marisa (Loser for Life) said...

I was thinking of you today, Diane and hoping that all was okay!

I can imagine how frustrating this is when you are doing all the right things, but your body just doesn't want to cooperate! Glad you are giving up the obsessing. Maybe relaxing about it is the key! HUGS!

spunkysuzi said...

I'm definitely on your side with this. It's becoming increasingly annoying trying one thing and then another and nothing seeming to be the one i should be doing :(