The Crazy Suburban Mom: Weekly Weight Watcher Update Mindfully

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Weekly Weight Watcher Update Mindfully

I haven't done a Wednesday Weight Watcher update in a while and I like to keep you guys in the loop.

Today was interesting because I dropped a group of pounds due to me being sick and I got the usual way to go's and how did you do it's you get at Weight Watchers when you lose which is why I don't normally announce my losses.  I didn't this time either, a few people just heard the weigh in gal way to go me.

I've been doing Weight Watchers for over a year now and how you do it isn't a big mystery really.  C'mon.  Face it we all know how.  Losing weight is math.  Kinda.

But it's also not about the food.  And still, it's all about food.  And as Geneen Roth the author of Women, Food and God says,  The world is on your plate.

It's a great book and maybe the hardest thing I've read; she's got retreats and workshops and if I was able, I'd do them all. Over and over.   Geneen's not about the Weight Watcher thing and I get that but I'm learning from everywhere.

According to Weight Watchers I'm pretty close to goal.   I asked my Doctor for a goal she'd be happy with which is higher then Weight Watchers goal that I don't think I could maintain for more then a minute and a half  maybe for one Sunday in October on a leap year.

But I've made peace with the goal thing.  I've watched people aggravate over point two pounds week after week.  I only lost point two.  I just gained point two.  Fretting about ounces.  Quitting (!) over what amounts to the weight a pat of butter   A few months ago I decided to let that business go and make reaching goal about what I do every day.

And goal is eating when I'm hungry, stopping when I'm not and trying to eat what I really want.  I don't wrap myself in a knot about buffets or cheesecakes anymore.   That foodganza of a buffet five years ago August is not why I was huge, it was a pattern of overeating all the time. 

I will over eat again, there will be buffets, there will be cheesecakes, mac and cheese happens.  It's the mindless eating that sucked me in.  The eating instead of feeling, instead of living. 

If you haven't read that book by Geneen Roth, check it out. If you've read her other stuff and you're saying - Oh I've read her other stuff.  Yeah, me too but this one is different in a way I can't quite put my finger on.  It cut though my ability to distance myself from the material...  I can't explain it really.


Vonlipi 8/25/10, 5:07 PM  

Oh man,oh man,oh man! It is the toughest book I've ever read!

Isn't it strange that we both are hundreds of miles apart yet we are going through similar things?

Speaking of Mac'n'cheese I just baked some low fat roasted veggies mac'n'cheese with multigrain pasta that smells to die for! I can't wait to try it! If it's good i'll post the recipe

Vonlipi 8/25/10, 5:07 PM  
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Maureen 8/25/10, 8:02 PM  

Just pat yourself on the back for the progress that you've made (no matter how you got there)!

Gabriele Agustini 8/25/10, 8:04 PM  

A very poignant post.
Good for you for hanging in there!
And your outlook on things.


Babes Mami 8/25/10, 8:20 PM  

I was just reading something that said it's better to eat what you want and stop when your almost full without guilt then to hem and haw and stress about calories and fat and all of that.

It was pretty interesting.

I myself don't stress calories anymore because it was making me crazy.

Tiff 8/26/10, 6:24 AM  

Thank you for the book recommendation! I live to eat not the other way around. I know it's emotional. And it's the toughest thing to break. Especially when everyone else keeps telling me you just need will power. It's easy. UMMM no it's not. Not for me anyways. I'm thinking of getting back into WW. But I really need to work on why I eat so much! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one.

Lynette 8/26/10, 4:50 PM  

try reading this freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e-book

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