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  :)


  1. Hi Sherri, It great to hear from you but I'm sad you are having a hard time diet wise.
    You know how I feel - eat the way you think you can forever!
    You can't change it up after you lose. Just try not to eat so many fatty things. Call me if you want. :-)

  2. I really wish that you would give yourself the time to detox on the sugar and give the BFC a go. You certainly don't have to eat fat! I think allowing a lot of fat may be one reason why it doesn't work for everyone, you still have to be reasonable. If you find a yogurt that can fit in the plan, you can still have fruit too. Just not a lot of fruit. I have incorporated fruit back in, but in moderation. I think you should make a list of the "must have" foods and we can see how to incorporate it into a good plan. When you have meals planned that you look forward to, you don't feel like you are missing out. I really do eat what I love about 80% of the time. I just still don't snack or eat sweets. Join me, I will be happy to help!!! You can do this, I know it!

  3. Thank you Rosie & Kay for your input. I am sitting here, still confused and wondering how & what to eat for breakfast. I hate being so indecisive. Makes me crazy!!! I agree with the whole sugar thing & the insulin thing. It makes perfect sense to me. Not sure why I cant seem to let go of my yogurt & fruit.

  4. Sherri, I'm not the best one to give advice, as I am still struggling and gained some of the weight back that I lost. The changedmy thyroid meds again and as soon as that happened, I swear it turned the tables and it's so hard to get those pounds I gained off. This is what I think. The BFC makes sense because it's a nice tidy way to easily keep track of sugars and carbs. We really have to limit those things. That being said, I agree with Rosalie and Kay on many of their points. Rosalie doesn't count calories but you can see how she limits them naturally when you read her posts. She has a good sense that she can't have too many "healthy BFC treats" or too much cheese and she never eats butter on her popcorn. But Dawn and Kay and I do believe that some of us have to watch the calories too. I can overeat the fat ( cheese, nuts, butter) and then I don't lose or I gain. You could probably stay with your WW group for support and count your points, because that is really just a tidy way to count calories, but you can also easily count your sugar and carbs too and stay within those goals. It's alittle more work, but I think that's the best plan. I am really trying to track everything on myfitnesspal since i never was good at writing down. That way I think you will get the benefit of the low carb, low sugar lifestyle but you will have calorie limits due to the points. I swear it's easier to avoid foods, and stop cravings when you keep those sugars and carbs. I'm glad you posted. Sending hugs and love and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!! XO!!