Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I hate diets

I hate dieting. I really do. I realize if I could eliminate the extremes in my life and just learn to be moderate all the time, I wouldn’t have to be starving myself right now. But I went to the doctor the other day for my annual check up—(which I haven’t had in two years). For the past year I have mostly managed to avoid bathroom scales, but of course, try as I might, they wouldn’t let me get away without being weighed for my physical. So, I stood on the scales and watched as they moved the weight measure up and up and up.

Depressing!

This past year has been a hard one. Going back to teaching seminary meant an increase in stress, and a decrease in sleep and energy. Neither contributed to a healthy lifestyle and now at the end of the year I am paying the price for it. And then of course, my birthday is coming up. And no one wants to face a birthday feeling frumpy.

So, I decided to go on a very strict, starvation diet for a few weeks to jump start my “Summer of Physical Fitness”. And yes, I know this isn't the best way to do things, and basically, life has been just a little bit miserable.

My good friend Lisa sent me some information she thought would help though. It said:

We can’t eat pork—swine flu
Can’t eat chicken—bird flu
Can’t eat beef—mad cow disease
Can’t eat eggs—salmonella
Can’t eat fish—heavy metal poisons in their water
Can’t eat fruits and veggies—insecticides and herbicides

That leaves . . .





CHOCOLATE!!!!!

Apparently the leaders in our ward already knew that, because we had a lot of chocolate in church on Sunday. After sacrament meeting they gave out Symphony Bars to all the mothers. In Sunday School they had chocolate cookies and chocolate kisses and in Relief Society we had two kinds of chocolate kisses.

And I didn’t eat any of it. I also didn’t eat any of the mashed potatoes my family made for my Mother’s day dinner, or any of the very yummy green bean casserole. Nor did I have any of the chocolate mint cookies they made for dessert. (What were they thinking tempting me like that???)

Six days down and counting. But my, that Symphony bar sounds so very good right now. So does a hamburger. And maybe some fries. . .

18 comments:

Carolyn said...

Sooo sorry. Being hungry is the worst feeling.

Just hide the chocolate, then when you find it in a few weeks you will be overjoyed at your good fortune.

Momza said...

I'm not a good diet advice giver...I ate the almod rocha bars we were given on Sunday. And I had a crepe in RS with whipped cream. And I ate the strawberry shortcake that night at dinner. And I had a strawberry eclair for dessert last night.
BUT, I am walking my bahooey off today!
Balance. lol

Jenny-Jenny said...

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. I'm in a bit of a slump on my diet as well. It's just not fun... but it is fun to put on clothes and have them fit looser! You go!

Marilyn said...

Ohhh man-I feel your pain. It is so hard to stay slim in the middle ages of life. Except I have to confess that I went to my favorite chocolate store in Utah-Mrs. Cavannaugh's and porked out!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Clearly, chocolate is the food of the Gods. Whomever THEY are! (They're probably fat and hiding out)

Becky said...

Be sure to pad each meal with some low cal green veggies like broccoli, green beans or zucchini. That's what gets me through for weight watchers when I feel hungry. Oh, and popcorn too. The low fat kind.

Good luck.

Neil and Meredith Larson said...

I am so impressed you didn't give in with all that food temptation- Way to go! (The mashed potatoes would have done me in :)

JUST ME, THE MOM said...

Here's a big pat on the back for you! Sounds like you're doing great! Sometimes I wonder if life without chocolate is EVEN possible. But you're a great example - keep up the good work:)

Kristin

The Kurtzeborn Family said...

Isn't dieting the worst?! It should be a swear word!! I exercise for 2 hours in the morning to burn off enough calories to make up for all the bad things I know I'm going to eat throughout the day!! Dieting is horrible! I am VERY impressed with you being able to resist all of those yummy foods. You are amazing! Good luck on the dieting and have a great summer of physical fitness! It actually sounds fun :) I will be at your ward in a couple weeks, be sure to say hi!!

The Kurtzeborn Family said...

PS - Camille's post about you for Mother's Day was very sweet! You are a lovely woman!

Shannon said...

I hear you!.. I'm trying to up the energy output and decreasing just slightly the energy input. I hate diets, too! Good luck!

Small House said...

Are you eating anything. I started trying to eat healthy (diet) on Monday, and I'm failing miserably. Maybe I should do the starving thing to. I HAVE NO WILL POWER!!
Sandra

Devon said...

Nice! We just got these little Mom booklets...I would have preferred chocolate...sigh...

I'm on the diet train with you, starting tomorrow morning. Seriously.

Jenny-Jenny said...

My Mom told me that she had come by your site. AND that she loved you! Isn't it great to shrink the world like this?

There's got to be something to that. The world has become smaller even though it is the same size because of technology. Could we somehow become smaller even staying the same size because of some technological mindset?

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Xazmin said...

Sorry about the deleted comment...I was signed into the wrong account and it's not linked to my name so you would be like..."who?"

Anyways...great job on resisting the Mother's Day temptations!

I know what you mean about the humiliation of the nurse having to keep moving the scale slider up and up and up!

I eat LOTS of popcorn! And Amberlyn chocolate bars...google it if your interested...no sugar added chocolate, but sooo good!

If your interested in joining us on Extreme Makeover Me edition, you can follow the button on my blog, it's really encouraging to hear from everyone each wednesday.

Good luck...I know you can do it!

dietrants said...

I hear you on the chocolate thing....although spirulina algae is, as far as I know, still not afflicted with any flus or other assorted viruses. BLECH!

I wouldn't have to diet either if I could manage to convince myself that food wasn't so good! Alas, the taste buds always beckon...

- the DietRanter at dietrants.com

KC Mom said...

Oh my gosh...if you and I aren't kindred spirits....
I have the same issues with seminary and eating and sleeping. I've put on 10 lbs over the last couple of years while I've taught. I have no will power to work out and no will power to eat right because I'm just too tired to do it! I hope I can get back on track this summer. But, I'm a believer in a little chocolate everyday., :)