Buckling Down

I got on the scale this morning for the first time in a while and it’s not overly pretty. Okay, it’s not pretty by about five pounds, but still. Which irks me, because it’s not like I didn’t see them sneaking up on me, but here they are. Though maybe it’s more like ten since last year, five since the Fall? Still full of suck.

I can make the excuse that I had surgery and that slowed me down a bit, but it’s been several months, so that doesn’t really count anymore. On the other hand, I really piled on those second and third helpings of mac and cheese over the holidays and I’m starting to see the results of that.

Plus, as I’ve noted before, I’m a bit of a stress eater, and I like to eat to relax – when I’m reading, when I’m writing, when I’m playing WoW. I’d broken myself of that habit a few years ago, but clearly I’ve slacked off on the discipline.

I’m not one for resolutions, because they’re too easy to break – particularly with what can be seen as short term goals – i.e. losing weight for that big trip, for example. Once the trip’s over, there’s no more motivation, so it falls away and you’re right back where you’ve started. Guess that’s why they call these things “lifestyle changes”, because to be successful you pretty much have to convert your entire way of thinking.

I may hop back on the Weight Watcher wagon for a little while, since I’ve found it’s helpful for me to be accountable to something external than to rely on my internal finger-waver. But in some ways, I feel like I need to do this for a number of different sides of my life – book aside, house-cleaning aside.

Don’t know if I can do it, but I’m going to try.

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8 Responses to Buckling Down

  1. BeegirlBlue says:

    I'm on sparkpeople.com because it combines my need to keep detailed lists and my love of scoial networking

    And of course you can do it. You wrote a freaking novel and it's getting published! You can do anything!

  2. KAK says:

    Mac & Cheese is calorie-free. It's all the Swedish Fish that are gettin' to ya.

  3. Jeffe says:

    You can do it! And you'll feel better, too.

  4. mynfel says:

    Heh. Thanks for the words of encouragement. 

    I'll check out sparkpeople. I haven't heard of it, but it sounds cool. 🙂

  5. mynfel says:

    Yeah. There seems to be a lot of random food lying around the house. Sucks. 

    I *wish* mac & cheese was calorie-free. Love that stuff…

  6. Sara McClung says:

    oooo yes, I used to LOVE sparkpeople. But WW was way more effective for me, in regards to having to weigh in every week. 

  7. Dovelily says:

    Don'tcha just have a love/hate relationship with that scale? I do with mine, but I'm trying not to weigh myself that much anymore. Best of luck on your program! I'm sure you'll do great!

  8. mynfel says:

    Yeah – I went ahead and signed up for WW again. I know it works for me – it's just a mental block or something where I need to be accountable to an outside source. 

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