Monday, January 22, 2007

WW dropout?





I usually don't go for the cutesy type stuff but this picture was sent from a good old friend and thought it was cute. I needed it today. Maybe I will go visit this old work friend of mine, I haven't seen her in a really long while and she is only and hour away.

As you could prob. tell my some of my previous entries, I haven't been feeling myself these past few weeks. Seems like my mood and other things going on in my life really have affected my weight loss progress. There is no progress. I didn't go to ww today due to being tired and really not wanting to go. I guess I'm in a time out period. I am feeling guilty about it though. I am exercising quite a bit but my eating is out of line. I'm not sure how to stop it as I don't feel in control. I'm not eating huge amounts or food just the wrong stuff. I would welcome any wise words of wisdom in how to get out of this rut if you have any previous experience with it. Thanks. I will go to the gym today no matter what as that always seems to help me. Well, I thought it could get me with the program and eating right but it hasn't. Really, I'm not quitting and I'm not letting a lapse turn into a large gain just dealing with some personal stuff and a little depression though I'm not sure of the cause. My hubby things I'm distant and unhappy lately and my son is asking if I am cranky today. I need to take notice and do something about it, I'm trying. Another blogger, Jen, was talking of SAD (seasonal affect disorder) and with all our yucky weather sometimes I think I have this. It's due to not having enough sunlight and it can affect your mood. Of course, I think we feel the affects in the winter around here. I really haven't spent too much time outdoors due to hating the cold. I guess it's something to think about. Palm Spring is only 6 or more weeks away.....why do I feel like hopping a plane to Maui?

9 comments:

Hilly said...

A friend of ours in Seattle is dating someone with SAD and her plan is to get out of Dodge sooner than later. I think that some people are negatively affected by dark and dreary days, whereas some of us freaks want it ;).

When I went into Jenny Craig today, my counselor was saying that a lot of people had been MIA the first few weeks in January and are just now starting to come around...so you are not alone!

Kim said...

I know EXACTLY how you feel! I've been going through a lot of the same feelings lately. I don't know just what to do to fix things, but I know that I have to pull myself together before I do any more damage to my progress. Hang in there. Somehow we'll find our way through this - we HAVE to!! :)

Wanna_B_slim said...

Dont beat yourself up... this is a bad time of year... it is all too easy to slip back into old habits around christmas... you are looking so good... You will get back on the wagon... even tho you are down..i know you are still very concious of what you are putting in your mouth...
Try to smile... hopefully this feeling will pass soon...
Hugs Nannette

Tully said...

Hi Angelfish,
Firstly, congratulations on your progress so far. You have done an amazing job! You should be so proud of yourself for everything you have achieved thus far.
I wish I could offer you some advice to help you feel better, but I find that when I fel this ay myself, nothing much makes me feel better. One day I just sort of seem to snap out of it. It's not easy though. The only thing I can say is not to beat yourself up because guilt is not going to help anything.
Take care. :-)

Briony said...

I had SAD when I lived in Europe, it was awful. It made me not want to go out of the house and I turned into a bit of a hermit. It will pass though. As long as you maintain your weight I don't think you should beat yourself up, that only makes things worse. Sometimes our bodies need a break from the pressure of being good all the time. At least you're still exercising, i'm not even doing that and we have PLENTY of sun at the moment.
Keep your chin up, we're all here for you. Hope this week is better.
Bri

Rebecca said...

You are doing so well with weight loss, keep it up. I'd like to lose 80 lbs and I *think* I would be happy. Haven't they developed a *fat* pill yet?????

I am lazy as hell and HATE to exercise. What was your breaking point???

KL said...

My trainer at the gym said the same thing yesterday. He said they had really beefed up their staff for January, and people are just now starting to come in. And that's here in Atlanta ... no snow yet! Just dark days ... some rainy ones.
Keep up the work you're doing. I think you've done great so far! Getting dressed and driving over there is half the battle for me. Once I get there, I figure I might as well make it worth my time. Good luck!

celtic_girl said...

I'm experiencing the same thing. I lost 20 kilos(44lbs) on my own last year. Since Xmas I have not been able to get back on track.I used Xmas as an excuse to gorge myself and now I'm paying the price(I think next year I will have to be the Grinch and cancel Xmas!)Take one day at a time and try not to beat yourself up, look at the positives - your still exercising and your weight loss to date. I keep telling myself it's a short term phase.

christie said...

Honey I can tell you SAD is so real. When I lived in Chicago this was a big problem for me. My energy improved so much once I moved to sunny Denver.

I understand what you're going through. I went through this for about a month between October and November. What helped me was keeping up with the blogs to make sure this stayed on my mind, and then I just waited until i FELT it again. One day it clicked back into place for me and then I rip-roared right on through the holidays.
As long as you don't disappear on us, I think you will be fine - it will fall back into place for you. Sometimes we just need a break.