Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weighty issue




I am very unhappy with my weight.
Whew I feel so much better just writing that.

Allen and I started a "diet" on February 27th.  I know that's really not that long ago but that cute butthead has lost 10 lbs already.  He has an active job while I have a sitonmybuttalldayandanswerphones job so I know that plays a large role in it.  But I want to feel successful and I'm unsure that what I'm doing right now is going to give me the results I want.  I want to ultimately lose 30 lbs but would probably feel way better if I could just get 20 lbs off.

Right now we are taking these pills called Calotren that are a weight loss aid and they're all natural.  With them it is suggested to cut out white starches and have an empty stomach 3hours before bedtime.  I've been doing both of these things pretty religiously and I'm not seeing any results.  Unfortunately neither of us took our measurements beforehand so I don't know if there's even any difference in inches either.


I'm not fond of working out but I know I need to incorporate some kind of exercise into my day.  I will be working on this more and attempting to get over my laziness when I get home at night now that the sun is out longer in the evening.

A group of people at work are going to start doing the South Beach diet on Monday and I'm thinking of joining in.  We would do a system where one person is assigned for each day to bring lunch.  That person cooks the previous night and brings in lunch for the group.  So you are essentially only cooking one time during the week but you have the specific dietary meal for each day. 

A few people have also suggested Weight Watchers but I'm not really willing to pay the extra money it requires.   Give me some input if you've actually tried and succeeded with Weight Watchers.  Or with the South Beach diet.  I'm all ears.

I hate to admit that the main reason I don't take or show a lot of photos of myself is because I'm very self conscious of my weight.  I used to be way more confident and very much photo obsessed.  Now I would much rather be behind the lens instead of in front of it.
I want to feel beautiful in my wedding dress.  I want to actually wear a bikini on my honeymoon. 

I plan to modify my diet even more and begin keeping track of what I eat so that I can see the results I desire.  I'm serious about losing this extra weight and getting healthy. I know I can do it.

Mind over matter.





9 comments:

.:Chelsey:. said...

It is never a good feeling to not be happy with yourself. All of us girls have been there and know it. I'm sorry that you're going through it and pray that you will find that happiness you are looking for. I know you've probably heard it all, but over the holidays I ate fast food multiple times a day and felt bloated and sluggish. After the holidays were over I started detoxing my body by cutting out the FF of course but by also drinking a lot of green tea, adding lime or lemon to every glass of water I drink, eating tons of citrus, eating oatmeal, salads, etc.
These small things helped me drop 5 lbs worth of weight in a week flat with no exercise. I'm no expert, but that's my contribution :)
You are gorgeous girl! Good luck with your goal.

Rose Marie B said...

Jennifer,
I am sooooooooo there with you girlfriend! I run away from the camera lately myself and really have to get tough with myself instead of just whining about being heavy and then going to Cracker Barrel for dinner. I like the theory behind Weight Watchers and that's the one I would use because you eat normal food...you are just accountable for the point values of the food you eat. It's not hard and I even get competitive w/ myself, eating the most food for the smallest amount of points. We both have dogs we could walk...I'll admit I'm just lazy and full of excuses. Are you looking for a weight loss buddy? I'm game if you are. I need the boost!

Annie said...

I think that we are all in the same boat!!

My hubby and I started a friendly weight loss competition on March 1. I have lost 4 pounds and am happy about that....but he has lost 6.8!! Men just loose so much faster adn easier. Not fair! PLUS, I have more to loose than him :(....oh well...I'm going to close the gap :)

I do weight watchers. The moey is worth it to me. I do the actual class...b/c I need that for accountability. I buy a monthy pass and it comes out to $9.22 a week. The money is a good motivator for me to reach my goal. Once you get to goal you are free! I did ww after I had Blake and lost 38 pounds in 9 months. I joined again after having Olivia. I have lost 8.6 pounds in 8 weeks...and have 10 to go until I reach goal again. To me, it is a good plan and worth the money. Let me know if you have specific questions about it!

Good luck :)

Katie~Loves Of Life said...

Okay, you already know I'm a weight watchers girl. Its seriously the easiest program EVER. I Do it all ONLINE and pay only $17.95 a month total, for everything. I do all my weigh-ins at home. I've been doing it for 12 weeks and I've lost over 25lbs.

Its consistent. Its easy. South Beach is a crash-type diet. You lose? The weight comes back. be careful..

I seriously think $17 is SO very worth it for the way I feel and the accountability the program gives you. Its amazing. Really.

Leslie said...

I've been doing Weight Watchers Online. Loving it so far. Can't say that I've really lost that much weight. Spring Break sabotaged what success I had started, but I'm back on the wagon again. ;) The cool thing I love about it is there is an app you can put on your phone for free when you sign up online and you can track everything through the app...which is sooo convenient!! I'm doing it with a friend I work with on Thursdays and we do weigh ins together on those days to hold each other accountable. You're welcome to weigh in on Thursdays with us!! :)

Michelle said...

Girl...I can relate with you on this topic in so many ways...you are taking the words right out of my mouth. Right out of my MOUTH! The whole paragraph you wrote about not posting pictures of yourself and looking beautiful in your wedding dress....i feel the same way.

I'm here for you. Let's do something together if you want. Honestly, this is the biggest I have ever been. We can talk about it if you want. I can give you my # through email or something. I'm here for you! I know I am just a blogging friend, but I relate to this topic in so many ways! I was getting ready to try weight watchers myself...I need to tweet katie about it and see about the details. No matter what, I am here for you and I think you are BEAUTIFUL! You are going to be a beautiful bride no matter what.

Neely said...

I know how hard it is to lose weight. I have a very very low metabolism and I made a decision last May to change the way I eat and Ive never looked back. Good luck girl!

Kristen said...

I was working to lose weight a couple years ago (and to make sure to keep it off before my wedding).

Honestly the thing that worked for me was livestrong.com, it is an online food diary (best part is most food is already in there database, you just type in what you ate and they count the cals for you). You can set a goal of what you want to lose each week and they tell you how many cals you can have per day to get there. Works like a charm!

Diets NEVER work for me, I hate the constraints, just makes me want things "I can't have" more! Counting cals is like budgeting, you know how many you can have at the beginning of the day and if you chose to eat a candy bar or cookie then you have used up lots of "empty" cals.

Best part is you don't HAVE to work out unless you like it, or if you need to free up more cals :)

My hubs used it before the wedding too, and he loved it (and lost a ton of weight....MEN!!)

Good luck and just stick with whatever works for you!

Ashley Lynn said...

Hey Jen-
I used to work at My Fit Foods and they have several locations in Austin. All the food is low glycemic and fresh. No preservatives or artifical crap. They have a weight loss program that is AMAZING! It's three weeks and most women lose between 10-12lbs in those three weeks. It can be on the pricey side but you wont need to buy groceries or anything while on the program. If you can't do the whole program the food is still really good! I've seen a ton of people lose weight and not exercise at all! They have a website too! My sister-in-law did it before her wedding and lost 10 lbs easy!

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