That Would Be Never

Pete asked me at dinner, so have you ever lost 9 lbs in a month? Ever? I said I think I lost more than 9 immediately after having Lucia, but nope. On Weight Watchers the best I could hope for was say, 5-6. 

I mean. That's pretty amazing, yes? Considering I was not starving and eating aplenty. 

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  1. That is fantastic.

    I actually started my own version of the Whole30 a month ago. Just starting eating like I used to when I was more mindful about what I put in my mouth. Cravings were gone. I had a handle on emotional eating.

    A couple of days after the last really big thing for Murphy (he had MRI of brain & spine & had to be 'put out'), my body let go. I started to feel sick and so very tired. I got more careless with my eating. Definitely not overboard, but wow, I did not feel nearly as good physically & mentally as I did when I eating clean the few weeks before.

    I lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks. Then an additional 1/2 pound the 4th week when I got off course.

    I have to say it felt so good to not feel so attached to food. The day we spent at the hospital w/M, we were gone from the house from about 7:00am until 5:00pm. I know it may sound silly, but normally if I was trying to be 'on plan' like WW or whatever, I would have been so concerned with what I was going to eat. I wasn't concerned at all and I was fine. I do have to say that later that night, I took a bite of Jack's leftover brownie (a real weakness) and felt kind of crappy like 'ugh, what am i doing?', but then I realized it was one bite. That's all. No big deal.

    Anyway, good work, girl, as you figure out all this 'stuff' for yourself. You are being a good role model as a woman and mom for Little L.

    PS I found that I got more obsessed with food when I would do weight watchers. Funny how that is. Still think it is a great program, though.

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  2. Julie -- so insanely amazing. 12 lbs!! God. Can you imagine how long that would have taken on WW? I mean. I feel like this is what I can do for life; its a pain on some levels and I get a lot of weird looks, but I'm used to it and feel so fantastic. How is Murphy doing? I totally agree -- on WW I was totally obsessed with finding low-point foods. It felt really wonderful and safe to just know what I could eat, and not do these mental gymnastics justifying a 1/4, no a half if I promise to run on the treadmill, no eff it I've had a hard day give me the whole brownie. You know? Brownies are also (were also?) one of my weaknesses. After the miscarriage we went to the gluten free bakery and they had an ENORMOUS bag of brownie ends and edges for sale. I ate probably 2/3 of it over the course of a few days. I just kept going. It didn't make my heart hurt less. I think WW is a great program for learning the basics of calorie counting and how to instinctively eat whole foods; but I'll never go back based on this. :)

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