Monday, November 05, 2007

Building to a Crescendo

I've got to get hold of myself! I've been on such a roller coaster lately. I can't seem to stick with eating right for more than 2/3 of the day. I do great all day and then, BAM! The evening hits and I'm off.

I'm going to try Tech's technique of Slim Fast. Hopefully not only will I get a jump start, but break the cycle as well.

My doctor offered to write a prescription for diet pills, and I'm seriously considering it. I have an appointment with her next week, so I've got until then to make up my mind.

Sigh, sigh, sigh.


Mama Rose said...

Your post made me want to go into parent-lecture mode, or maybe teacher mode. You decide.

You said, "I can't seem to stick with eating right for more than 2/3 of the day."

2/3 of a day is much better than you'd done before. I know your health is at risk, but you're not going to be perfect. You're not going to get all the weight off quickly, even if you could be perfect. Beating yourself up will only make you focus on what you haven't done and totally miss what you have accomplished.

Congratulate yourself. You're 2/3 better than you were before. That's 66%. Maybe you can do 70% tomorrow. Be proud of how far you've come. Talk to your doctor about what is realistic. If necessary, have him refer you to a nutritionist so you can develop a plan you can live with.

Good luck to you.

FrenziedFeline said...

I'm allergic to parent lectures, so I'll take teacher mode. ;)

You're absolutely right, Rose. I've always liked percentages as a measuring stick. Thanks for the lesson, Teach. :)

Michelle said...

I'm with you Frenzied. I am trying but am not 100%. Which is expecially discouraging because I know I can do it and have done it before. I don't know what's different, except for all the "stuff" that's raining down on me and my life right now.