Tuesday, May 23, 2006

another week

so i lost one more pound this week basically. it's slow, but it's way better than gaining or staying the same for that matter. my biggest challenge continues to be eating out. when i am eating the groceries i buy at home.....i am doing awesome. going out is just hard. i think i am going to have to start meeting people for coffee or tea as opposed to dinner or lunch. food is such a social thing. it's incredible how tied in it is to our social lives. i am still encouraged. this may be a slow process but i comitted to making a life long change, not just a temporary diet fix.

has anyone out there changed their eating habits for life, breaking the pattern of yo-yo dieting?


At 8:27 PM, Blogger andrea said...

I haven't kicked it yet but I'm working on it. (I think I explained it best through the comment I left on your last post).

don't let the eating out thing get you. the coffee/tea thing is a good idea though. just allow yourself to eat out too, so you don't feel like you're depriving yourself. you will work it out, you'll gradually find what works for you, I know it.

and the whole social eating thing, wowwowwow, I know. so deeply ingrained in us (culturally, I think). I struggle with it too, I'm right there with you.

At 9:06 PM, Blogger mommy zabs said...

you def. aren't the only one who struggles on the eating out. my extended family is a big eat out bunch... then my dad will go on a diet and absolutely not eat out with me, and i get so bummed cause he ingrained it into us, its practically a love language!!!

one of my girlfriends in college dramatically changed her eating life. She went to a dietician one summer and that person told her she can eat anywhere, and actually anything as long as she trained herself to cut everything in half... she would literally go to mcdonalds with me, get a big mac and fries, immediately throw half away, and then eat what was left. Now of course, that is still empty calories and probably not the healthiest. But her body got used to having a more healthy sized appetite and her whole body changed. I know calarie counting is probably the same type of thing. I know for me and jeff it is usually portion control that works. It is when i keep eating when not hungry that I can tell a difference.

Congrats to you though! One pound a week is awesome and the recommended amount anyway, so you are doing this right! And doing it right probably means that there is more of a chance you will keep it off! So that is great. I'm proud of you. You cant completely deprive yourself. I think Andrea is right on that. It wouldn't be fair if your friends can all socialize out and you don't let yourself. you know? though coffee and tea more often is probably good idea too. but just not abandoning getting meals.

Okay that was wordy- sorry.
love you


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