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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a whiny wednesday rant...

I'm happy that it's Wednesday...
Haven't weighed yet this morning - not an official weight, anyways. I weigh first thing every day but it's not what I consider a "true" weight because I do it in my sleeping clothes.
Not pajamas. I don't wear pajamas... or nightgowns. I guess that's weird.
Audience participation time: what do you sleep in?
Usually for me it's tshirts and shorts or tshirts and sweat pants or sleep pants.
I don't even own a real nightgown.
And this is not what I intended to blog about today.
It's whiny Wednesday... which means it's time for me to complain...
Here's what's on my nerves today: people who lose weight eating completely unhealthy diets. It's not that I'm jealous... quite the opposite. I feel bad for them. I know what it's like to work SOOOO hard to lose weight and then end up gaining every ounce back.
There's this blog that I follow where a lady has lost a considerable amount of weight. She lists her food every day and every day she eats 1-2 servings of ice cream, she eats candy, chocolate... and crazy amounts of carbs.
The older, wiser me wants to post comments that say, "enjoy being thin because it won't last". I won't. I'm not confrontational like that.
It's the southern way, you know... "I'd never say anything bad TO HER FACE!" *groan*
But just between me and all hundred of you... she hasn't changed the bad health habits that made her fat in the first place. There's no way she can maintain her current success.
Can I just say it again? SUGAR IS BAD. It's reasonable to have a treat once a week. It's ridiculous to depend on 2-3 sweet treats a day. That's not a treat - that's an addiction.
Cutting sugar out of your diet makes everything taste better. Fruit is sweeter. I can drink coffee and tea without needing added sugar and it doesn't taste bitter. I'm free.
If God had intended for us to need sugar in everything we eat, he would make it rain sugar instead of water.
Ok, I know that's ridiculous but it seriously gets on my nerves how addicted we are - as a society - to sugar. And it gets in my nerves how much sugar is in everything we eat from salad dressings (see yesterday's post) to bread to cereal. It's like manufacturer's don't trust their products enough on their own and have to pump them full of sugar to make us want to buy them.
It aggravates the stew out of me that I let myself gain back all my weight but I can tell you this... lesson learned. I'm not going to put myself in the position of having to do this again.
Yesterday was a series of frustrations at work... two of the life applications I submitted this month were withdrawn - people changed their minds. It seems like I just can't get a life sale completed.
When I left work it was POURING rain and I had to run the office errands - bank and post office - both involve me getting out of my car - so by the time I was on my way home I was drenched. It was like i took a shower with my clothes on. SOOOOo frustrating!
By the time I got home I had a massive headache and I was in bed before 8pm.
SOOOOOooo... although this is officially Whiny Wednesday, I believe that today has to be a better day than yesterday.
Gonna grab some breakfast, log my WW points for the day and get ready for work.
Happy day, y'all.


Laurie said...

I don't own a nightgown either. :-) Some pj pants/shorts and tanks. Mostly sleep in bj type shorts/boxers and teeshirts or tanks. We are alike!

Margaret said...

I don't wear pajamas, either.

As far as the chick who eats sugar every day and has lost wouldn't be so much what she's eating, but how much. If she's eating when she's hungry, stopping when she's full, she'll maintain, or even lose more if she's still overweight.
Sugar is not everyone's enemy. God created it, too.
My friend Amy, always has been thin as can be...and she eats what she wants. Once, we were at the vending machine at the same time, and she got some chocolate cupcakes to eat "when she got hungry." Me, I got mine to eat NOW, and then I'd get something else later. And I'd eat all day, never experiencing hunger.
I hope the chick in the other blog has continued success. It is possible. Even folks with the healthiest of diets and the best intentions and the most knowledge fail.

Anonymous said...

Doug's sister who had gastric-bypass several years ago has gained most of the weight she lost back. She lost a considerable amount and watched her portion size for the first couple of years, but then slowly got back into the bad habits that caused her to gain weight in the first place. Large portions of what she wants, when she wants ~ and as a comfort.

Do sleep in pj's, but mostly it is sleep pants and t-shirts - except when I lay down with Nathan - he likes the warmth of my legs. Yep, he's gonna be a leg man. ;)

Melissa said...

The thing that has helped me the most has been consistency with exercise. Prior to my interest in running, I was always losing and regaining the same weight. I've been able to stay at my ideal weight for 6 years thanks to the exercise regime. I try my best to make healthy food choices too - but I know it's not the end of the world if I screw up because I stay on track with the exercise. You're doing great!!