Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Out Of Control

So how interesting is it that the day I put pressure on myself to 'step it up' is also the first day I have binged and felt out of control this year...

I was perfectly happy just kicking along and doing my best and then I go and start Weight Watchers and stress myself out because I didn't lose any weight on the program. Then I decide to push myself harder and do an hour of exercise a day and cut down carbs and I just come undone. I have not felt like binging for the last 6 weeks, until I put pressure on myself and try to 'diet'.

So I ate out of control for the last two days until I came to my senses and dropped the weight watchers and the pressure and went back to what was working for me. Back to the way I was doing things when I lost 5 kilos earlier this year. Phew, what a relief.

So counting points, tracking my food and weighing my portions can fuck off, it is way too obsessive for me. I found it super frustrating that when I made a casserole or a stir fry it would take me 15 minutes to work out the points in the meal. I was starting to be put off preparing fresh foods and instead eating the pre-packaged weight watchers crap so I didn't have to work out the points. Don't even start me on how ridiculous I found weighing every thing before I ate it... I know it works for a lot of people, but I guess I am way too lazy!

One more diet to add to my "Tried and Failed" list.

11 comments:

  1. WW doesn't work for everyone, I wouldn't be too harsh on myself if I were you.

    I had a bit of a false start at the beginning of this year too, the important thing is that you're still going , working out ways that you can help yourself.

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  2. Hey, at least you figured out it wasn't working for you, and are now working on getting back to what does work for you :)

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  3. I've never tried WW. I know that some people have had success with it, but I'd much rather just count calories. Why come up with some weird formula to get a point system? Seems too complicated to me. I agree with FLG about finding something that works for you.

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  4. Just remember it is WW that failed you, NOT you that failed at WW. If it doesn't fit into your lifestyle, it's not going to work for you, and it's just a matter of finding out what does :-)

    Much love, girlie!

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  5. Good on you for figuring out what works for you! :)

    Chat soon sweetie!
    xoxoox

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  6. True, WW is not for everyone! I tried several diets until I found the one that worked for me, and so will you!

    Good luck to you! You Can Do It!

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  7. I'm with you chick. "Dieting" doesnt' work. A change in lifestyle, increased movement and eating healthy and happy does.

    What always gets me about WW is that you are "allowed" cake and takeaways as long as they fit the points. And they promote toxic "diet" soft drinks and lollies and shit that will kill you.

    I'm with you all the way.

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  8. {{hugs}} It's not a failure it's another valuable lesson learned. Put this blip behind you, you've got heaps of support out here and you already know enough about how you tick and what works for you to make a success of it.

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  9. Firstly the only "diet" (for lack of a better word) that will work for you is the one that suits your lifestyle. And secondly you're not a failure unless you give up trying altogether - and we know you're not about to do that!

    Hang in there Tully, it's just a case of finding what works best for you then you take it one day at a time, you've lost weight before and you WILL do it again.

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Awww thanks so much for the comment!