Friday, November 9, 2007

Weight Blues

Many of you know I've lost weight with Weight Watchers in the past year and a half but I've been struggling with my weight here since I came back from my Alaska cruise. It started on the cruise and I came home with a few extra pounds and have not been able to get them off. I have three mindsets when it comes to my weight. The first one is I just don't care and I'll sit down and eat a whole pint of United Dairy Farmers Cookie Dough ice cream or I'll go for the really hard stuff and eat a pint of Greater's Mocha Chocolate Chip or I'll hang out with my two good friends Ben and Jerry(you get the picture). I'm not there (yet). The second mode is being determine to take the weight off. I know what to do on Weight Watchers, I've done it before but 90% (maybe 100%) is in the mind, you have to want to do it. I'm not in that frame of mind right now but I want to so bad to be back there. And the third mindset is the maintaining part. I've been doing the maintaining longer then I was doing the losing and I know exactly what to do to maintain. So I've been in this maintaining mode with going over a little and I can see the scales sliding into the first mode if I'm not careful. And with the holidays coming, I'm afraid of going way off. Did anyone see the movie The Devil Wears Prada? There's a scene in the movie where one girl says to the Anne Hathaway character "I'm just one stomach flu away from my ideal weight." NOW I know that's not the way to lose weight but I did laugh at that line because I understand the mindset if I am being totally honest with you guys. So anyway here are my new jeans I want to wear for Christmas, just look at how pretty they are. They do fit me right now but I am not a tight jean person so I like them have a bit more room. I'm determine that these jeans will fit better by Christmas. Hey, it's as good of an incentive as anything else. Wish me luck. And with that whining done with, don't forget to go here and sign up for a chance to win Paula Deen's Christmas cookbook. I know there is something not quite right about giving away a Paula Deen cookbook and going on about my weight. But I'm not sure how many of you guys would want a Weight Watchers cookbook. Though they do have some great recipes in the Weight Watchers cookbook.

And just because I could not resist putting this picture up. Maddie has been making this funny face all the time, kind of like a frowning smiling face. It just cracks me up and she knows it so now she does it to make me laugh. She's coming to spend the night tonight and have a slumber party with Grams and Gramps. Hope you have a great weekend!



14 comments:

Nunnie's Attic said...

No wonder that face cracks you up!

Honey, honey. I feel your pain. Literally. I had VBG done because I was SO grossly overweight that my doctors warned that I would be crippled by my 40th birthday with all of the arthritis in my body. So please STICK WITH IT!! I will be another source of support if you want. Hell, I'll be your ONLY source of support if you want. You've been down this road before and you know what to do. So, as Nike would say, Just Do It!

I'm here for you!!

Love,
Julie

June said...

Love the Maddie face. Missed her at lunch today!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Good Luck with those jeans! I am right there with you... I either struggle with weight, or struggle getting my jeans zipped.
Life is a struggle =D

Kellan said...

Adorable picture of Maddie! I was on Weight Watchers a few years ago. When I reached the point where I had to loose some lbs. again and I couldn't seem to loose any really on the WW plan, I switched it up to low carbs (just elimating all white stuff - except all sugar, I just cut back) and it worked. Sometimes your body needs things switched up. Have a good weekend.

LivingTheLife said...

Joan...I so-oooo understand the weight thing...I never had to watch my weight in my younger years...in fact...just the opposite...people including doctors were always trying to put some weight on me...WELL...where are they NOW! I did it! I put some weight on...and then some more...and then again a tad more...and Italy...WELL...honey...me, pasta and wine...we get along so fine...but even with the miles and miles I walked...I fear I put on a couple of pounds. It is so hard...I KNOW...getting in the right mindset...I am there somedays...and other days..I'm with Ben and Jerry...and say...so what? But...I want to be a tad thinnier and definately healthier b/c one day...I hope I'm a grandmother...and I need to know I can keep up with them...speaking of grands...that Maddie is precious!

Anyhoo...I'll keep supporting you...and praying that you find the determination you need to look smashing in those jeans by Christmas...and I would appreciate some of the same prayers...we can only help by supporting each other...daily and in our prayers...
Now...go for a walk...I'll catch up with you later!!! lol

Blessings...
Teresa

justabeachkat said...

Oh girl...I know what you mean. It's a struggle...all the time. Those jeans are sooo cute. Hang them up somewhere that you can see them every morning to remind you to watch your eating. I know you can do it.

Maddie's new face...how cute is that!!

Hugs!
Kat

photowannabe said...

I too feel your pain. I do need the right mind set to get those pounds off. You have my support.

Irene said...

I like the idea of hanging the jeans up for motivation. I have been lucky so far in life, but I know that a good portion of that is genetics, my dad is tall and skinny. I just can't watch what I eat, although I guess I do because I try to eat healthy and don't get out of control. My main weight control is through exercise. I try to run or bike or lift weights. Weight lifting is supposed to be one of the best things for women as we get older. AND it help increase metabolism. So, even when you are doing nothing, you are still burning more calories.

Good luck, stay strong!!! You can do it!!!

Kari said...

Wish life was such that "weight issues" didn't matter. But they do so while I understand your struggle, just remember...you're already way ahead of the game! You could be all the way back to the "beginning" when you first went to WW. And you're recognizing that you've gained a pound or two already...my usual M.O. was to IGNORE the pound or two until they became 10 or 12 pounds and then from there I just woke up one morning to find that I was fat! And too blah to do anything about it. lol I wish you luck with your jeans...I think you'll be okay, though. Seeing as how you've got your goal firmly in mind, I really do think you're going to be just fine, Joan. And I love Maddie's funny face. (And I really love that she's making it while wearing that shirt! lol)

Karen said...

Oh yes it is an ongoing battle! I gained 2lb over the School Holidays in October, and I seem to lose it and gain it again - back and forth. I have to work so hard to maintain my loss. Grrr. Oh cute picture - my daughter has an expression just like that, has me laughing so much.

I have an award for you - see post of Monday 12th Nov 'Ray of Sunshine'

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

oh what a cutie face! love the fact that she's wearing a "smile" shirt! LOL
I admire you that you've been able to loose weight. Mine is slowly creeping up up up and I have to make up my mind and do something! I'm interested in the WW approach! Can I email you with some questions?
Robin

Karolee said...

Ha! I love it! One stomach flu away from an ideal weight! That's where I am at also. I waver those five pounds all the time lately. I wish I could just say "hang it" and not care anymore.... but.... sigh...... well... you know...

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh Joan you are singing my song girl! The weight loss (or lack of) blues ! LOL
I know what you mean about the mind set. Im the same. I whinge and whinge (just ask my mother) about how i look and yet i will still sit there and eat a whole block of chocolate. Go figure. BUT then i will wake up one day and say Right Girlie thats it, you need to lose weight, and i do it.
The determination has to be there doesnt it.
And i am sooo loving those jeans, they are too cute.

Definatley adore that photo of Maddie, no wonder it cracks you up :)

xo Shann

Sandi McBride said...

I think the weight problem is something we all struggle with. After all my "health issues" I gained about 30 pounds and am still struggling to get it off. I will though! My thoughts and prayers are with you on this...I'm told that a long walk is very good for appetite control...could be, very well could be! Keep a positive attitude, that's the ticket!