Monday, February 25, 2013

The confused girl finally has a plan!

Good morning!
Well, after alot of thought, and after reading Kay & Rosalie's comments (thank you ladies! ) I have decided to give the BFC a full out try for 1 week and see what my results are. I know Rosie that you think we need to commit to a lifetime plan, and I agree with that, but I need to "test the waters" and prove to my doubting self that this can work for me. I am in a huge funk and I need something that will not only work but show me some results. I did BFC before and recall that I did lose weight. The one thing I did notice when I followed it was that my belly was most definitely flatter and I had very few cravings so for the next week, I will keep you posted on how things are working out. I hope to have some good results to post next Monday.

So today, my starting weight was 183- 183.5 (my scale varies so I am using both numbers) My waist measurement today is 38" & around the belly button it is measuring 42". (A big fat uggh on those numbers and I cant believe that I am POSTING them to boot!!! Yikes!) But I am being upfront & honest here so we shall see what transpires.

Wish me luck and any suggestions are gladly received.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

One confused girl here....

Hello friends!
I know, its been a long time since I last posted. No excuses to give. Anyways, hope you have all been well. I truly have missed you all and hope to be more dedicated to my blog....but no promises (sorry). I will try though.

I am in a deep funk with my weight loss efforts and I don't know if its just me, the weather, this time of year, or what it is that is causing the problem, but I am struggling and need help digging out of this hole I feel like I am in. I have still been attending WW meetings and started out in Jan strong with a loss of 6.5#. Yay! Well, I'm sad to say that Feb has been an absolute bust!! I have lost NOTHING! Zero...NADA!!  My focus has wavered and I have felt like throwing in the towel this past week, but I wont because I don't EVER want to go back to where I was 2 years ago....218.5# and miserable and I know if I quit, I will be on my way to that number again. NO WAY!!! I am currently holding at about 180( and a size 14 regular) and have been gaining and losing the same 8-10# for the past year. My goal is to get to 150 but I just cant seem to get my head wrapped around staying focused to start losing again. I feel like the poster child for Barry Manilow's song "Trying to get the feeling again". I have met so many friends at WW and they are such an amazing support to me, I just cant leave them and I don't want to leave them. I love WW plan but lately, I think it is just too liberal for me. I am a "wild child" who needs the reins pulled in. I feel like if I give myself an inch I am totally trying to take a mile.

My head is spinning like crazy and I feel like maybe I need to mix it up a bit and try something different for a while. I know BFC works, but I cant wrap my head around eating all that fat & not worrying about it. I totally "get" the whole insulin response thing and the carb connection with it. I just struggle with that thinking and always have which is probably why I haven't stuck to that plan. I love the 17 Day Diet and have had success on it in the past but every morning I say I am gonna restart it, I waver & have some kind of carb for breakfast. (sigh) I am just a ship lost at sea here looking for a port. I need your help....what should I do??? I am so so confused!!!

I would love to hear your successes and what has helped you to get out of a funk. I need to start losing again but just feel like I need some direction. BFC or 17DD??? What to do?? What to do?? I am leaning toward the 17DD again because you can have yogurt & 2 fruits/day. They are limited fruits, but nonetheless, I am OK with that. Your input is so much appreciated.

We are going on a cruise in Oct and by golly I don't want to have to buy an ugly bathing suit again. Not that I want to wear a bikini, because I couldn't if I wanted to due to a very bad scar on my belly, but I would like to feel comfortable in a nice 1 piece suit that isn't ugly & a plus size or something that looks like grandma would wear. lol.

So this is my dilemma. Please share your thoughts.... I would love to hear some inspiration & ideas on how to get going again.

Have a great Sunday!!!

Sherri  :)