Friday, August 8, 2008

Veggie Tales - Day 13

It’s not a big shocker to those of you that know me that I have always had a big problem with my weight. Being as I am now at an age that I need to lose it or get stuck with it forever, I have been trying things to go it alone and make it work. No good. Most of my friends do not have weight problems so they don’t really get it. Patty can drink beer every day and Shepherd’s Pie and be as petite as ever. Tuttie could dine on chips and beer each evening an nothing will ever move on her scale. But I could think about a chocolate chip cookie (and there it happened again) gain a pound.

It’s not that I don’t like to eat healthy, I love veggies and fish and chicken, but I love them so much I can’t stop eating. It is all portion control and being around people who dine almost solely on the bad foods. So I am following the Weight Watchers point system, good or bad, I feel it is the healthiest plan and I pray it works this time.

My silver lining lies in the fact that I love the foods that are healthy for me and I love to cook. Weight Watchers allows me to eat what I like, even the “bad” stuff, but to count it. So far the hardest thing for me to give up is cocktails. But I have found that Roobis Tea with Lemongrass is a nice drink for the end of the day. I just try to keep myself busy so I get tired around sunset and there you go – no drink needed.

Ronn eats completely different things than me, but I have decided to put myself first so that I can feel better and get thinner. And since my weight has been a bit of a problem for him, he will understand the measures I must take.

So I salute the veggies that lay before me. One trick I have found is to cut up all the snack veggies when I get them and put them in Tupperware. This way I can fill a quart bag each day for work and gnosh on that. (Oh and I am still working on this, since I have been doing this for two weeks and really hate them now.)

New mantra: I am very thankful that I love veggies! I am very thankful that I love veggies! UGH!


callenstewart said...

Oh giiirrlll... I feel you're pain. And I think we're seein' the same man.

I'm a definite "grazer." One thing that has helped is keeping a bunch of grapes prewashed in a container. Easy to grab a handful and go. Blueberries are in season (and mostly on sale) right now. That's another good one. And I've eaten more walnuts in the past two months than I've eaten my whole life.

Hang in there! You're not alone!


WAC said...

I'm with you. I need to drop a few myself. I'll keep you motivated if you can do the same for me. They don't call it the TD 20 for nothing.
- W