Wednesday, June 08, 2005

My points

Am feeling lousy today – don’t really know why as last night I could have eaten a packet of biscuits and a slab of chocolate without sharing with anyone and not even blinked an eye but instead of got a can of the faithful DP out the fridge and drank that – the main reason for my restraint was – I didn’t want to not be able to wear my size 12 jeans when we were on holiday !!!!!!
A few people have asked how I can have so many points left at the end of the week so I thought I would give you a typical day for me.
No fat yoghurt – 1
Dried apple and sultanas – 1
Rice crackers or dried apricots – 1 or 2
Sandwich (bread (2), butter (1), oxo (free)) – 3
Nut bar – 3
Chicken – 4 or 5 (I don’t eat meat)
Veggies – free
Total points for the day : 15
My breakfast and lunch rarely change – Al makes both and it is easier to let him make the same each day and, as I enjoy both, I have just stuck with them. I know that you are supposed to have variety but, quite honestly. I don’t have the time to fiddle around and so just stick to what works and what I enjoy. Sometimes I substitute 4 lite biscuits for my morning snack – and if we have sauces etc with dinner I add those on. So, most days I have at least 4-5 points I can save plus my 12 bonus points which I earn either through exercise or from packing at Coles – we normally pack between 12 – 18 hours per week but occasionally will pack 20 – 24 hours per week. I have definitely found that there are days when I eat more – usually another nut bar or some crackers or something like that – I don’t like fruit but LUUUUUVVVV sweet things and really find it VERY difficult to stay within the 14 points – our Saturday morning muffin plus biscuits during the week. I don’t mind not having alcohol and would rather have a chocolate than a drink. I like to drink Amarula and it is just too high in points to even worry about. Quite often it is a case of if I don’t eat it I don’t worry about it i.e. once I start eating sweet things in the week, I find it hard to stop, so I try not to have anything at all – sometimes it works and most times it doesn’t !!!!!!
I went to the doctor this morning and when I was talking to her it came up that I had lost nearly 14kgs and she couldn’t believe it and asked me how I had done it. I told her on WW and she asked what I had done. When I told her she said that it was too difficult and even though she needs to lose weight she doesn’t think she could do it. I was thinking on the way to work – she could do it if she wanted to – it really just boils down to – how badly do you want something ? If you want it badly enough, you do what you have to do to get it.
Right now I want to feel good about how I look and know that if something happens to me – they don’t need three people to try to pick me up or move me if I had a fall, I want to buy clothes off the rack that K thinks are ‘cool’ and, while I am happy to look like her mother and not her older sister, I don’t want to have to wear frumpy clothes again because they are all that fit me !!!!!!
Enough ranting for one day – especially as I don’t have a lunch hour today due to coming in late after the dr’s appointment and I have typed this in between posting journals and doing all the other good month end processes that I need to get completed.
Take care everyone and have a great day !

TFTD : If you treat an individual as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.


Anonymous Anne said...

What a great post! So many things you said really hit the nail on the head. Can't believe the doctor thought it would be too difficult to lose weight - aren't they meant to encourage patients!

Good on you for not giving in to the urge for the biscuts and chocolate and enjoy wearing the size 12 jeans!

5:33 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Agree with Anne, great post! You are right about your doctor and your husband - it is totally their choice and responsibilty, and they have to want to do it for the right reasons. I'm sure with your good example, both Al an K will pick up on your good habits and it will rub off.

By the way, well done on the loss yesterday (can't remember if I already congratulated you??!!)

6:57 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

How do you find the time to write!? You are pretty amazing in this respect and you still find time to make great comments on other people's blogs! You're ace!

With food, I don't have the time to have much variety either but it's working so I am not too fussed. I also can't stop once I start on sweet things. I've had to cut it out because that is my downfall.

Funny about your doctor. I'm with you, if you really want to do it...I don't think it's hard at all. Look at us :-) That's dissapointing coming from a doctor.

Keep up the great work Linda and for sharing!

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Paulene said...


I am so suprised you can eat the same food day in and day out and not get bored with it.
Hat's off to ya babe :)
How slack is your Dr to tell her patients loosing weight is too hard for her!!!
You sure showed her....hehehe
Great Post!
Cheers P

9:22 PM  
Blogger M said...

What a great post. You are so right. "How much do we want to lose the weight - and what are we prepared to do for it" I can't believe your Dr actually said outloud that it was too hard. What a great validation that you are doing the best thing you can possibly be doing at this moment. Getting fitter and healthier so you can enjoy the rest of your life..

Have a wonderful day :)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Slim Suzy said...

Gosh your Dr certainly wasn't very encouraging. Mine was amazed when my cholesterol dropped from over 6 to 4.2 in six months just by changing my eating habits. It's a good thing you know within yourself that your weight loss is and will help your overall health and wellbeing. I too know that I have days when I could eat everything in sight and other days or weeks I have no trouble resisting goodies. I think being female has a lot to do with it!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Roly Poly Girl said...

That's an interesting ancedote about the doctor. You're right, though, it all boils down to how badly you want it. Once you realize you want it more that all the cake and chocolate on the planet it gets much easier -not easy, just easier- I think simply because you realize that you *can* do it.

12:16 PM  

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