Wake Up Thinner

ate the kitchenI’ve only been hanging on by a thread lately, I have tried to keep reading the blogs as they are helpful, and now I am here to write.

Last week I got to a new low of 157.5, however, I am back up again.  With that said, it was my annual Candy Poker party this past weekend, and I cheated a lot, and had very many lots of beers, the good news about that though is, it isn’t two weeks later that I am here, I am back now, and working on getting back into the swing of things.  Normally, I would take a 2 week hiatus from weight loss, because you know, Easter is coming, so what’s the point in dieting for only a few days, and then I would eat a lot at Easter and go another two weeks of binging, and then be on here kind of mid-Aprilish and repent then…Of course till another party comes up.  My point is, I am here now, and I’m ready to start again now!

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This is the candy bags for the candy poker party, this one was the 9th annual, and I had 18 poker players at 3 tables, it was very successful!  The buy in is $5.00, and you get a bag of candy to play poker with, each candy has a worth, like the rockets are .05, the caramels are .10 and the tootsies are worth .25, there are also loonies and toonies (1 dollar coin and 2 dollar coin for my US friends!)

So, I have been doing some research on binge eating disorders, and I was looking to see if there were any tips online, but I only came up with a bunch of expensive options and therapy that I can’t afford.  After some more searching, I came across this program:  http://yourfatlossanswer.com/  can anyone let me know what they think of this, or if you have heard of it?  I can’t find any reviews.  It seems to be different than a regular diet, but I wanted to see if there was any input on it.

She did have 2 free tips for interrupting food cravings and I am anxious to try them to see if they actually work:

  1.  The Eye Movement Trick – when you have cravings for food, you can interrupt the craving by rapidly moving your eyes in all directions until the craving stops
  2. Conscious Breathing – when you are craving foods, simply breath.  Take a four-second nasal inhale followed by an eight-second exhale through puckered lips.  Do this about 3-4 times and the craving should be gone.

I am going to start with these two tricks tomorrow – or if I have a craving tonight, and I am going to see if that helps. I will keep you all posted!  🙂

 

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The Miranda Sings Award

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I meant to post this a lot earlier, I was nominated for this award by PattiP0414

The purpose of the award is to let all of your blogging friends know what makes you happiest when thinking about yourself.

Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Include the featured image on your blog post.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart etc!

7 Things I LOVE about myself:

  1. I love being a mom and that I try to be the best mom I can be to my kids.
  2. I love my sense of humour.
  3. I love writing this blog.
  4. I love my hair, I have great hair!
  5. I love my cooking, and my baking is getting better too!
  6. I love my work ethic, I am an excellent worker, I tend to do well in my professional life.
  7. I love my inner strength when dealing with what life throws at me.

My Nominees:

journeytoward

One Woman’s Weight Loss

michf1t

Vodka Water

Kelly

Weightlosssupportblog

fitdeedee

Zenapatch

I got an envelope in the mail, addressed to me, for Zenapatch Ultra 2.0.  I would give you a link, however, it says I can’t access that page from my Country.  So, I don’t want to put any false information from any of the review sites that I can access.

Here is a picture from the information package:

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My sentiment has always been if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, but I constantly get suckered into things like this and of course it doesn’t cost much:

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I’d be okay with option number 2 for 89.99 losing 28-56 pounds with 56 Zenapatches, but I can’t find anything on-line that tells me what’s in it.

My body can’t take large amounts of caffeine, it says it is all natural, but so is caffeine, there was a return envelope in the package and the address was close by so I went to see if I could find out more information, as it turns out it was a mail, print, copy, fax type of place that mailboxes could be rented in, so no information there.

I read a ton of the reviews, and some people really said that it worked, most of it said that it was crap, but my thought was even if I lost half the weight with the patch, then I would still be ahead of the game, right?

If anyone could give me their thoughts on this, and let me know you think, it would be appreciated.

I’m bad when it comes to these  things, all it has to say is something like lose 10 pounds in a month, and I am totally suckered in, hook, line and sinker…I know how I have to lose weight, the healthy way, cutting calories, watching what I eat and adding exercise, but when I see these ads, it is as if I must try it and have it fail.

 

If you need any more information, let me know, I have a whole envelope full including testimonials…

 

My Pity Party

Pity Party

Ok, here I am, tail between my legs, and back to face the fire.  So I had a bad day, ate everything and then decided I needed to go on a two week binge.

What is wrong with me?  Does this happen to other people?  What happens with me is I have one great night, with friends and drinks and food, and for whatever reason I wake up the next day and continue on the “cheat day”.  Then the next day, I say “fuck it, I probably put on 5 pounds over the last two days, so why not just eat what I want right now”.  That last for a few days, and I refuse to get on the scale and my clothes get a little bit tighter, and then I go through hating myself a little more, and finally, I tell myself I will make a clean and fresh start on Monday.  Again, I ask myself, what is wrong with me?

In light of my absence from blogging, and the binging that I did, I managed to weigh in at 159 pounds, which is only a pound more than when I had my great weigh in of 158 pounds.

I feel like I am back on track now, and I have made the realization that I really need this blog, I need the support of fellow bloggers, and I can’t just sit here on my own having a pity party.

Weightloss-Driving

I am really focusing again, and for the last week, I have done well, but what scares me is next Saturday, I am hosting my annual Candy Poker Party.  Candy Poker was invented when I was pregnant with my son, I wanted to have some fun, and because I couldn’t drink and party, I figured that I could play cards and eat candy and well, from that Candy Poker was born, this is year is our 9th annual.  Now, I know what your thinking, but really, I don’t eat a lot of the candy, that is what we bet with and even when things are said and done, I typically don’t binge on that, my real issue is imbibing in alcohol and eating the other party snacks.  I make an awesome baked brie, with pizza dough and garlic, and you can rip off the dough and dip it in to the hot brie…it is to die for!  There are also healthy items like spinach dip and veggies, and cheese and crackers, but it is just the amount of food, and I tend to eat more when I drink.  Now, really, I don’t care about that night, I can say to myself that is a cheat night, what worries me is the next 2 weeks after Candy Poker.

That is where I need help, my goal is not to stay away from the blog and reach out for support.

If anyone has any other suggestions, I would be happy to hear them, as for now, I am back, I have a whole week to get back to where I was, and hopefully, we can stay on track.

Back on Track