Thursday, January 01, 2009

Cookies + New Year's Panic = Resolutions

OK, so I wasn't planning to buy into the usual, and cliched, resolution of "I want to lose weight this year". Then I climbed onto the scale for a little reality check. My first thought was, "Wait, that can't be right. This thing must need new batteries." I changed the batteries, climbed back on (after having removed everything but my glasses!), and said, "Shoot, the scale's busted!"

How much did it say I weigh, you ask? *gulp*, OK... I'll tell you....here goes... one-hundred-and-mufflety-mump. You couldn't understand that? Please! Don't make me say it again! According to my doctor, for my height, I should weigh in the neighborhood of 135 to prevent the terrible back and knee pain from which I used to suffer. A year ago, I was really close to my goal, my back pain was a thing of the past, and I had some seriously cute clothes to wear. But, this past Fall, I needed to nip up to the attic and rummage through the box with the sign that said: "If these clothes fit, go on a diet".

I knew it was happening, I just chose to ignore it. A year ago in October, Pooch got so sick he couldn't be left alone. So, I used him as an excuse to stop going to the gym. Since I was housebound and caring for He-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed, I began "treating" myself. Soon, the pounds started creeping back on. Now, my back hurts all the time, my knee is clicking ominously, and I have to make the dreaded New Year Resolutions: 1) I will go on a diet, and 2) I will go to the gym every other day.

Anybody out there want a diet buddy? I've had good results with the South Beach Diet in the past, as well as keeping a food journal at Fitday.com. The food journaling is a bit of a hassle, but it helps keep me honest. My failing is that I get complacent when I see my goal within reach. I'll start over tomorrow. I can't believe I let this happen, AGAIN!

7 comments:

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Oh the weight thing......oh that dreaded weight thing. The thing that is dragging me down, depressing me, making me feel sluggish and moving like a blimp. I let it go too long....I didn't see it coming until it arrived. and now the task seems daunting....I have not yet decided how but I do know one thing I need to MOVE MOVE MOVE!!!!
Ok now that I got that out of the way.....
Happy New Year Kate!
XOXO

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh no...not the scale! Good luck with your diet. We're going back to the gym too, Favorite Guy and I. No dieting though...I can't do it.

Happy New You!

somepinkflowers said...

hey...
looky over here
and tell me what you think.

:-)

i jumped on This One
thanksgiving afternoon
after ~2~ tastings of pie!

---->
http://www.diettv.com/DietTelevision/getStarted.html

lori vliegen said...

hi kate...try not to be too hard on yourself...i think this happens to EVERYONE at this time of the year! my jeans (and underwear!) are always tighter in january! i'll probably do a blog post about it in a few days...hey, if misery loves company, let's party, gal!! :)

High Desert Diva said...

My personal rule is: never step on a scale.

KathrynAntyr said...

I know by the way I feel that I'm at my peak weight. Tomorrow I will reluctantly step onto the scale. I need a little reality check. I've decided to tackle the weight in small increments. Perhaps then I can stay focused and not feel overwhelmed.

Getting the body moving is key to optimum health.

Happy New Year and best of luck with your goals! xoxo k

Terri said...

OMG Kate I could have written this same thing for myself!! I swear I put on almost 10 pounds since Christmas!! And I don't eat pastry that is what is bothering me. I started a very low carb diet this morning, because last night we went to our best friends for dinner and he is a Chef so I had to hold off at least a day.

My goal is 20 pounds by May