7 August 2002
Now that I've started using "pull quotes" for "one year ago" and
"two years ago" on this page. What's interesting is how cyclical my life seems
to be. If you checked the quote from yesterday's entry, the day I was talking about how we
missed David while seeing Camelot, you may have noted that a year ago I was
talking about how much we missed Paul while seeing a show for Acme Theatre Co.
Also, each day, now, when I read the quotes from a year ago--and even two years ago-- I am
discussing my struggle with the diet. Talk about never learning anything.
Actually, I'm discovering that going back and reading those dietary struggles has been
extremely helpful for me. I remember where I was, I remember the embarrassment of having
to put statistics about what I was doing diet-wise, knowing all along that I was cheating
and, from my vantage point looking back two years, knowing that soon I would give up
This is especially helpful when I'm sitting here with food in the kitchen calling to me.
(I really have to do something about those auditory hallucinations!).
Last week, I wasn't reading carefully, I guess, and gained 1+ lbs at my weigh-in. This
week I had a few struggles-food at a barbecue, and other things that I've found tempting.
Mostly I've managed to stop myself by either leaving the house, or going to sleep.
Still, I was a bit nervous about going to the scale for my weigh-in this morning. I
shouldn't have worried. I keep telling myself
this isn't a diet; it isn't a diet. But
it's all semantics anyway. Of course it's a diet. Even if this is a "lifestyle
change," let's be honest--I'm dieting.
So, having not been 100% faithful to the diet this week, but still being within my points
range, even eating some of the "wrong" things, I worried about what the scales
Yippeee!! Another 2.8 lbs gone, for a total of 73 lbs now.
It's a new week
time to rev up the willpower once again.
Reading the old entries is a great help, because I can see how easy it is to just let go
of that strong resolve, and it helps keep this resolve stronger. I keep saying I'm always
just a donut away from chucking the whole thing and gaining it all back. (I'm proud to say
I have not had a single donut in 8 months. I guess I'd be prouder to say that I had a
donut and was able to stop with only one.)
We're all in this together and it's wonderful to continue to read journal entries by
folks, like Bozoette, who are sticking with
their eating plans and continuing to lose.
Peggy started Weight Watchers when I did and has just reached her goal weight. I'm so
proud of her! My friend Diane, in Seattle, started WeightWatchers too and she, too, is
sticking with it and has lost a chunk of weight. I'm so proud of her too. I know how long
it takes to work up the strength to begin this program.
So congratulations to all of us who are sticking with it, through thick and thin. May our
resolves all remain strong, and may we turn our backs on the trigger foods that are so
dangerous to our willpower!
Thank you for nominating my entry, Moving On for a DiaristNet award!
of the Day
This cutie was the flower girl
at the wedding on Sunday
It's hard to feel comfortable being paid for something I love doing (writing),
but feel uneasy doing (writing reviews).
Two Years Ago
Netstock--The Last Day
They then came back in the house and within a matter of seconds, we heard a
crack and a very loud "thud" as the tree came crashing down right where Walt and
Dave had been standing seconds before.
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