Friday, February 4, 2011

Blast it's hard.

So as some of you know I've started Weight Watchers.  So far the results are great.  I've lost just over 3 kg's this week already and the week isn't even up yet.  Some of you may fret at such a LARGE amount being lost over a small period of time, but the reality is I have 50 kilos to lose.  So the initial weight drops will probably be higher.  

Well I did it, I told you just how overweight I am.  I'm not about to go and reveal my weight, but I'm sure you have a good idea.  Years of not caring, ruts & letting busyness rule.  

Yeah the food thing is hard.  It hurts my head trying to configure my points each day.  Do I eat this?  No, too many points, I'll have to eat this instead.  Bla bla bla... it goes on all day.  Grocery shopping takes heaps longer cause I'm working out points and meals and all that (and did I mention husby and I started a NEW BUDGET on the same week which means not only finding better foods to eat, I have a smaller amount of money to spend!!).

But you know what.  I can handle that.  Being healthy isn't supposed to be easy.  Or else everyone would do it, right?

The thing that has me troubled is the support factor.  I come into contact with alot of people through my family, church & work.  Most people are really supportive for any sort of positive change, regardless of your method.  But there have been the few that have been quite the opposite.  

"who cares about calories???" - ahh, me.
"oh just eat it, it doesn't matter" - if I want to eat later on today it does matter
"just snack on celery all day" - have you not tasted celery lately, it's kind of boring and stringy
"why would you do that??" - have you not noticed I am obese?  I kinda noticed.
"do this diet, it's better" - if it was better I would be doing, but I'm not.. get the message?
"if this doesn't work, let me know" - thanks for having faith in me.

Anyway, maybe I'm being too sensitive but it's making me grumpy!!  I just needed to vent and need positive reinforcement and I know I can rely on all you ladies out there to help me with that.  

And if you've done Weight Watchers yourself I would love any of your meal/snack ideas and recipe's!!!  I am struggling sooo much in that department!

I hope to do one of my very own photo's like this one day :)

Ok, vent finished.



The Clip Cafe said...

You crack me up with those conversations and your answers!! I think the grumpiness is natural initially as it is a readjustment for the body and mind (a big one). I would be wrapped with that weight loss so far. Keep going you can do it!! We will get into those clothes we want to yet - you'll see!!

lissyal said...

Can totally relate lee lee... its kinda upsetting actually how little support people offer. I think in their heads they think they're being helpful..... ummmm no.

The same happened for me.

Tiff said...

I feel your pain! You GO girl! You CAN do this. I wish you good luck! I am supporting you from afar. You have to be in the 'zone' (want it badly) and go day by day. If you have one bad day, don't worry, you have made a life choice and you have made a great decision! It is not easy, but worth it! Good luck! X

laurenthequeen said...

Yes, it is hard. Yes, you can rock this. I've been thinking about you since I saw your facebook updates and thinking about things that helped me.

1. Plan your day early. If you know how many points you need for dinner, then it's easier to adjust your daytime meals.

2. Find snacks with low points... Sugar free jello with cool whip free, special k crackers, progresso soups. Knowing what I could snack on helped so much.

3. Make your favorites healthier. I've adjusted a lot of our meals so I'm using healthier ingredients, cutting back on the butter, switching to ground turkey instead of beef... All those little changes add up when you are counting points.

I will try to send you some of my favorite easy recipes. You can do this!

Mumstrosity said...

You're doing great so far! And you're right, celery tastes like shit.

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Thats an Awesome loss, well done..
Looking forward to your next post. :D

Naomi said...

Woo Hoo! That has to be our groups biggest loss for the week for sure! Totally well done - I don't care how much weight you have to lose that is AWESOME! So impressed and I love your responses to others. Don't listen, stay focused and if you need to, take that anger and put it into exercise. So looking forward to your progress. Keep up the great work and effort. It is making a difference. Naomi x

Farmers Wifey said...

GO YOU GO YOU! Awesome loss this week! I wish I had a photo like that too....I really do look forward to reading your posts each week....xoxo

Cate said...

Just remember when people say stupid, thoughtless, stupid things: it's about them, not you! Sometimes people say stupid, thoughtless, stupid things because they are (hopefully subconsiously) willing you to fail so they feel better. So why not prove them wrong - after all, you know you can do this!! What do you think, can you use that thought as motivation for the week??

And a lovely blogger I read is doing WW at the moment:

have a great weekend

Tracy said...

That is a fabulous weight loss for the week, congratulations! I love your responses to others - I think I'll keep some of them on hand for when I get comments like that! Keep up the great work, I can't wait to hear how you go next week!

I've just started WW. Too early to offer too much advice now, but will definitely share any helpful hints when I get more into it. For my first week I've really been trying to make my snacks low in points - lots of fruits, raw veges with hommous and low fat yoghurt.

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Yay you!!!! I'm feeling very proud of you (even thou I don't know you)You have turned to face to wind (so to speak) and are facing your issues with honesty. Again Yay You!! I have about 15kg I'd like to lose - so I'm on a long road as well. Keep it up and I'll look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Dreaming said...

Nice job! You had a great week!
It is hard to think points and things do take longer. But, after you get used to it, all of that will stop - it will be much easier.
Remember, fruit is free!