About Gastric Girl

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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Insanity is..

...doing the same thing and expecting different results.    I tried to find out who is credited with that quote, and I got everyone from Benjamin Franklin to Albert Einstein.  
Regardless, it is so true!   How can you get different results when you try the same things on a day to day basis/ You simply can not!  
  • I can't expect to feel well rested when I continue to go to bed late at night.
  • I can't expect to lose those last pesky pounds when I haven't made any changes in "diet"/exercise.
  • I can't expect to get out of this rut that I'm in by having the same routine every day.
So what the hell am I going to do about it?!
  • I re-joined Weight Watchers.  There are things I love about the program, and there are things that don't work well for me.  What I need out of it is the accountability, the weekly weigh ins, the meetings and the tracking.  So, the majority of it will help me right now.  And realistically I am only 10-12 lbs from what I can establish as a lifetime goal... with that, moving forward...
  • I am setting goals and giving myself rewards.   155 is my lifetime goal.   Once I am at that for 6 weeks, WW will be free for me.   As a reward for hitting lifetime (and staying there 6 weeks), I will re-join a monthly massage place as my reward (The cost for that is $10 more than what I pay for WW, so it's only spending $10 more for a massage, not bad!)    I will start saving and if I stay lifetime for 2 years, then maybe I'll treat myself to a boob job! WAHOO! LOL
  • I will make sure I get 2-3 workouts in per week.   I will NOT use my activity points in Weight Watchers, but I will track them. 
Yesterday when I weighed on my scale, I was 169.8 (FREAKIN SCARY!)... Today when I weighed, I was 165.6. (Still out of happy zone). My all time low was 153, albeit I was only there when I was sick and unable to eat because of my ulcer.    My comfortable weight zone is 155-160 and 165 had been my PANIC mode weight... so, I'm in panic mode!    My official first weigh in will be tomorrow morning.. Wahoo!

Another thing - I refuse to diet.   I am not going to allow myself to get back into that pattern in my life.  I have spent basically the last 34 years of my life on a diet, and I am not going to start that vicious cycle all over again.  I am going to eat more consciously.   My job is stressful to me, and I eat when stressed.   I need to eat only when hungry, and not let my emotions dictate what goes in my mouth.  

Anyway - That's what's been happening in my little corner of the world... I will continue to update.


Jen said...

Good luck!! You can do it!

*Tracy* said...

good luck with weight watchers! i hope you have a good weekend. hugs

Rachel said...

Best of luck!! I know you can do it!!


Janine said...

One of my friends here in New Zealand has found a great website

It is all about never dieting again but finding that place where your body actually works well, accepting yourself and learnign only to eat when your body needs it.

It has some amazing tips.

TJ said...

YEAH for not wanting to be on a DIET! :) There is NO way I would still be with WW if I felt like I was dieting. I love the program and know it works! :) Thanks for finding me! I look forward to cheering you on! :)

OH! And I love the rewards to help you along! I do the same thing! :)

Chris H said...

Good luck getting out of panic mode, I have been in panic mode for over two years!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Oh girl~ did I write this??!! I have the same feelings, yesterday I got on that treadmill for the first time inb months! Isn't that crazy? It is in my living room! I got even more motivation today~ I went to tour our sons college and I went up ONE flight of stairs and I was winded and my heart was pounding harder. That is insane! ONE flight!
I will be on the treadmill every single day!!!
Keep us posted on your progress!
Have a pretty day!