Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

It's safe to assume for now that my Truth Of Tuesday Night post will be up on Thursdays.

Right now, I am really just floundering up and down on the scales...losing and gaining the same 1-2 lbs.  Which is not terrible I suppose, I mean, I am not steadily gaining each week.  Alas, I am also not steadily losing each week either.

Two weeks ago on the scales, I was:

245.50 lbs

This week:

247.25 lbs

A gain of 1.75 lbs.

I have no excuse for my lack of success other than I am lazy and not trying.  Remember how last week I decided I needed to be a grown up and get up early to work out?  Yeah, I managed to do that one day.  I will try again tomorrow!

Yesterday, myself and my daughter had our appointment with the dietitian.  I wanted an appointment for her, because I needed strategies to make her eat.  Ok, Ok, I needed someone to force me to be strict with her.  I know exactly what I should do, but don't have the will power to stick to it with her.    Basically, I need to serve her what everyone else is eating and if she doesn't like it....TOO BAD!  I kinda did that...except I would add a couple slices of cheese and a few crackers.  As of last more.  We will see how it goes.

As for me, I went because, firstly, it was a free resource, but also because I need help with it.  My lack of veggies in my diet (and in case you were wondering, potatoes and corn count as a starch, not a my likable veggie list got cut in half with this news) Because of my current weight, I can still comfortably eat what I am used to, cut back on the junk and exercise a bit and see fantastic results.  At some point though, it's going to catch up with me.  Once I start to weigh less, my body is going to need fewer calories to just do the daily living stuff.  It's going to come down to eating more substance with lower calories, like veggies, or bust my ass working out to burn off an extra 500+ calories every day.  Right now, I can't really picture myself doing either to be honest.  I am trying to incorporate carrots.  My son and husband like them and I cook them with dinner at least every 2 weeks.  I make myself eat 1 carrot stick.  I have done this about 3-4 times now and still don't like it.  I dont' chew it, I swallow that bite or mash it in with potatoes.  It's a start.

She signed me up for a healthy eating course starting in April and I will keep everyone updated on what I learned.

One thing I did learn was that my body shape is an "pear" and pear is good.

Did you know that medical experts have looked for decades into the "apples and pears" body shape connection with various health issues? It's true- this is not a new fad. They have shown that women with an apple body shape are at a greater health risk than women with a pear shape body.
Well, basically, because if there's a significant amount of abdominal (visceral) fat surrounding your internal organs, their normal physiology is greatly impaired, causing a host of metabolic and hormonal issues.
In contrast, if you have a pear shaped body, the extra fat is deposited more obviously - directly under your skin - in and around your hips and thighs and you might have low self-esteem or even develop an eating disorder stemming from body image issues.
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If there has always been one part of my body that has been somewhat pleasing to me, it was my "shape". I at least felt my body looked feminine, and it was encouraging to learn that at least I have my shape going for me.

I also asked the dietitian about the "fad" diets or cutting out a food group, etc and that really my thought towards weight loss is that it's nothing more than a numbers game. You need to take in less calories than you eat to lose weight. A "diet" where you lose a bunch of weight fast doesn't work in the long term because your body catches up eventually. When you do it slow, your metabolism has a chance to adjust to the changes, but it can't keep up with a "crash diet" I also know that is it unrealistic to think I will go the rest of my life without ever having those extras...and they can be apart of a healthy lifestyle, you just need to make adjustments for it.

So, hopefully there is a snippet of info in here that was useful to you and perhaps it will encourage you to have a great week! Here's to success!


  1. I like the picture! I never really understand what "shape" I was until you posted this picture. Thanks! We all have ups and downs in our weight. That is part of life, just have to keep trucking along and most importantly, do not give up!!

  2. I'm a blob,is that a fruit??

    Good info!