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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Seriously?? ONE Pound??

I am so on a roll.  I tell you…I totally ROCK! 

Not.

I started a diet that I’ve stuck to for 2 weeks….Yes!!  2 WHOLE WEEKS!!  Until this evening….

I get up in the mornings.  I have my coffee.  I’ve been certain to eat a breakfast of some sort even including a half cup of skim milk.  Why skim milk?  Because THEY said it’s important.  Then I follow that with either veggie sausage and an egg (cooked in Pam…not butter) or cottage cheese with fruit (one of those Cottage Doubles).  I also have a fruit cup (not in syrup…maybe in light syrup but mostly sugar free.)  I can’t even believe I’ve done this for 2 WHOLE weeks!!

For lunch the first week I basically fucked up.  Yep…I brought celery and peanut butter every day thinking that the peanut butter would be my protein source.  Why protein?  Because THEY say protein is important. 

 

protein

 

Then I realized that I was taking way too much peanut butter but by the time I realized this I was already addicted, so I needed to go cold turkey.  Skip the peanut butter and add Laughing Cow Blue Cheese flavor to have with my celery.  I also bring 2-3 rice cakes, a granola bar and a fruit cup.  Nice, huh??  I should be shedding those pounds daily, don’t you think??

 

helpscale

 

Yes, I haven’t been able to give up my White Chocolate Mochas, but, mind you, I have them made with skim milk and NO WHIP so that should count for some sort of will-power, right??  (And possibly my “milk” consumption for the day)

 

cariboumilk

 

For dinner I’ve been having cauliflower and tomatoes sauteed with garlic and olive oil….or I have mushrooms stuffed with different flavors of Laughing Cow Cheese…awesome!!  You should try them!  If you are doing the Weight Watchers points, these little delights are barely nuthin!!  A few times I had some baked chicken…

I’ve had popcorn for a snack.  I’ve been drinking water and tons of it because at  my new place of employment there seems to be an issue of very dry air, and along with my lips being so dry they are cracking and my nose being so dry it’s bleeding, I walk around feeling quite dehydrated, so I DRINK TONS OF WATER at work.  I’m wondering where it all goes since I really don’t get a chance to pee….

 

water

(Oh come on…that’s not ME….look at her waist!!)

 

I slipped up one evening and had McDonald’s with the family, but I didn’t eat the whole snack wrap and fries, just half. 

I also exercised for 30 minutes…once…but I’m just getting started.

 

sweat

 

I’m thinking of trying a new exercise routine next week…might be worth it….ya never know…another weight loss goal could be attained!!

 

 

So, tell me….and tell it to my face….why the FUCK have I only lost one damn pound???  Is there some conspiracy against me?  What have I done to deserve this?

I kid you not, I AM TRYING!! 

Now I am so fucking frustrated that today I decided I am on a “break”.  A poptart for breakfast, skipped lunch because I had a Mocha….then I just ate 5 Cajun chicken wings and 1 slice of spinac-artichoke pizza for dinner followed by a little tasty treat called a “s’more” made by this new little pizza joint near my house….

Yep…I ate all that junk, and now I’m pissed.

Do you ever do this?  Try try try only to get discouraged and go off the diet thinking you will start fresh on Monday?? 

Why?

Why do we do this to ourselves??

Call it human nature, call it lack of will power…or call it fucking PMS for all I care!!  It sucks!

Anyone got any suggestions on how to kick start this weight loss already????

9 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

I have learned a lot about protein.
I'm not sure exactly what your eating or what your goal with eating is. It sounds like you are trying not to eat meat but then you said something about chicken.
The average person only needs to eat 50 grams of protein a day for optimal health. One 3.5 ounce chicken breast has 30 grams of protein and one glass of milk has about 8 grams of protein. Combine that with your veggies protein (yes veggies have protein ) and you have nothing to worry about.
Switch your milk for soy milk and that's even better at 9 to 10 grams of protein.
Did you know that Broccoli and peas are high protein veggies. Broccoli is high in calcium too.
per 100 grams you get 7 grams of protein in peas.

Ann-Marie said...

oh , I forgot to say that I'm sorry your results were disappointing to you. Don't let it discourage you. Best wishes

gayle said...

I have no ideas!! I am still in the planning stage....have been for 5 months:)

Really though hope next week is better.

Stasha said...

What helped me lose 30 pounds was portion control. I still eat the stuff I like. I just eat smaller amounts. Also for exercise, I walk.

I know it can be discouraging... Just stick with it and you will reach your goals in no time!

Tracy said...

I know how you feel, in 3 weeks I have lost 800grams which is about 1.7lb. PLUS I have actually exercised. frustrating MUCH!!

Rebecca said...

Hang in there...life isn't like the Biggest Loser (plus, who the hell wants to work out 6-8 hours a day???)!!! I was wondering about protein too...doesn't seem like there's a whole lot. Husband also swears by fiber which just makes me mad.

Hang in there! It's just the beginning (BTW, we eat the same exact breakfast).

Anonymous said...

I can't tell you how many times I have tried to lose this extra baggage. It just sucks!!! But glad we didn't get together over the weekend since Katie is sick. Wouldn't want to infect your house. ~~Tina,BFF~~ << too lazy to log in.

Steph said...

I feel your pain! I think it has to do with exercise, I heard you need to burn more calories that you eat.

Kat said...

I personally think you are not eating ENOUGH calories. The rice cakes are like 60, your laughing cow cheese is barely anything. Celery is zero. The fruit cups have about 90-120 depending on what they are. The veggies you eat for dinner are almost nothing. Your body is screaming for protein and food. While it's screaming, it's hanging on to every ounce it has on it in fear you will never feed it again. Mom had the same problem. Follow weight watchers and MAKE SURE to eat ALL the points. EVERY DAY. And get in the right amounts of everything like the food pyramid.