Friday, 26 June 2009

Changes!

Okay its a new day. And new things are happening.

I am shaking up my diet starting yesterday. I was doing slimming world thingy, don't know if you guys know much about it. But I lost two stone on it before. However, I have become bored with it. I am eating the same thing every week. Having only 15 syns, yes, they're called syns and cutting out a lot of food I actually enjoy, this particular diet is done for me. I feel like I am cutting out foods that I could eat with in reason and when I'm not eating them I am splurging out on dangerous fatty food sarnies. When in reality I could still have them, not cooked in fat or as many and not without having to forfeit other foods to have it. I am moving on. I feel like its too restrictive and in reality have stopped adhering strictly to its rules because I think I know them inside and out. On closer inspection I have been cutting tooooooo many corners. That has to stop.

Plus my subsciption runs out sun and its gonna save me alot of money....


Another thing that I am trying to stop is weighing in everyday. I check those frickin' scales like nobodies business. And it is counter productive. I know weight fluctuates daily. I get on in my clothes, naked, we have three different types of scale, I try each of them. I move the scales round the floor. In short I am obsessed with the scale. But as you can see my snazzy bathroom sign that is no longer going to be a problem. I can't give up the scale completely. I like knowing my numbers. Once a week should be enough. Also I am changing weigh in to a Monday. Thursday is a sucky day to weigh in. The results always affect my weekend and it is usually in a negative way so I am trying the beginning of my week instead. We will see how it goes.

ok... So what am I doing instead? No not weight watchers or anything else points related. For now I am done with points/syns. I am simply calorie counting. Going for the good old calorie deficit effort. I avoided doing this before because it seems like so much effort but a fellow blogger introduced me to her program and so far I quite like it. I just hope it works. If it doesn't then I'll try something else. But I figure theres only really me who can sabotage these numbers so I will just try hard.

My sister moved home yesterday. So not only do I not have a bedroom I am sharing the airbed in the lounge with her. She is not a gentle sleeper. She tosses and turns like a tornado. And she flails. Already I can feel my body tense and nervous. She aslo doesn't go to bed before midnight which is sucky. I go between 11/12 and get up at nine. She does between 2-3 and doesn't surface til after lunch time. Her influence here after one day is tough and I feel the stress starting to build. *deep breath*

I CAN LOSE WEIGHT EVEN WITH MY SISTER HERE. She in the past has been quite negative about my losing weight so I am just going to have to suck it up. I do tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve so....

*BIG NEWS* I passed all of my exams! Wooot. I am going into final year after all. PHEW. Also it puts the regain into perspective. I would rather of gained during that time and passed than failed my exams because I was too obsessed trying to lose weight. So I am starting to accept that re-gain a little easier and trying not to dwell on it.

(I am a little tired though. I stayed up til 3am channel hopping soaking every last drop of news on Michael Jackson. Despite fighting with my sister y.day we kinda bonded over his death.)

12 comments:

big_mummy said...

you know my thoughts on all that youve posted about so for once i will keep quiet *shock*

hope you get on with it.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Way to nail the exams.

Now let's get cracking on those scales...

Fat Lazy Guy said...

Awesome stuff about the exams! Congratulations! We all know they were playing on your nerves, so to kick their arse (getting all British up in the heezy... er, manor) is a huge victory!

And the weekly weigh-ins sound a lot better than the dailys. I seem to remember you posting about daily weigh-ins back in the day, and getting your room mate to hide the scales? Is that accurate? If so, maybe you could do the same thing here.

Good luck with the calorie counting!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Congrats on passing all your exams!

I need my hubby to hide my scale again. Seriously. He yelled at me last night cuz I came to bed depressed because I stepped on the scale. Bad Amber...

F. McButter Pants said...

Good work on passing your exams....deep breath indeed! Like your attitude on the regain. Somethings really do trump others.

Sorry about your sister moving back home. Doesn't she have a job? Staying up till 2 or 3, then sleeping past noon. I would go insane, especially if I was your mother! LOL.

Good luck with the calorie counting. Stay away from those scales for an entire week! I Dare You!

Kate said...

Congratulations on passing all your exams!

I think not weighing everyday will be a good thing. Alas, I cannot convince myself to avoid the scale so it'll continue to be a morning ritual for me. :(

arielcircleofnine said...

congrats on passing those exams!!! and Im with you, that scale is NOT my friend. I place to much value in it up or down and it affects me bigtime. So...I just try to 'do the right thing' most of the time.
You can do it, hope the new approach works well and feels right!!

Monica said...

Congrats on the exams! I am uber envious, I could never pass an exam. Anyways, I love the sign!

Carlos said...

awesome job on school... stay away from the scale!

Katie J said...

Totally get the obsession thing with the scales. At one point, I was even weighing in the middle of the night! Glad you got through the exams and now you can refocus on your weight loss efforts.

TJ said...

good job with the sign! I love it! Switching things up could be a good thing- keeps you on top of your weight loss! Im excited to see how it works for you! :)

Losing Waist! said...

I think that making your own program is important. One day all of the programs that people follow have to go away, and PERSONAL responsibility has to take over. You are doing that now instead of later!! A couple of fat years ago I did Jenny Craig (I am ashamed of this)... I lost a bunch of weight, and the second I stopped the program I regained all of the weight in 90 days. I felt like my security blanket had been yanked away. THIS TIME AROUND (there have been many) I have followed my own collective resolutions, and generally have had success. I have never lost weight consistently, and never not gained it back, and never had this much time with weight off!! I finally am having faith in myself.

I hope you can find faith in your own ability to design a lifestyle that works for you!

Great job on those exams!!