Friday, December 14, 2007

I need a better pick-me-up

I've been feeling on the down and hopeless side since my weigh-in, I'm really trying to fight this feeling of disappointment but it doesn't help that alot of things in life right now seem to be going wrong. I need a pick-me-up but I just can't think of anything exciting to do or get that I have time for or that I can afford.

Books usually do it for me but I'm already 3 days late in handing in my research review paper I really don't need the distraction of a book right now (finished the fear and loathing book). I haven't been in the mood to socialize or hang out except with my best friend whose having a worse time than me right now with her killer first semester of grad school. I'd like to have a spa day or at least get a massage for my aching body but I know I shouldn't spend that kind of money-I already have to buy a couple of graduation gifts.

So I resorted to the easy and dangerous comforting thing to do the last 2 nights, pigging out. I haven't had an all out binge fest or anything. The night of my weigh-in I hate half of a cheeseburger (it was a big burger) and some jack in the box macaroni bites. Last night I gave into to some fritos and rice with fried potatos (my mom's cooking), then a mini twix bar. This is all post-dinner. My mom has been noticing my pigging out lately and hasn't spared me of her comments "aren't you on a diet or something?"

7 comments:

breckgirl said...

Don't you just want to tell people to stick it sometimes? Pick me ups can be a good thing or, as in the pig outs, a bad thing. I, too, have been comforting myself a bit with food. And like you, I am not eating huge quantities but enough to throw off my weight loss and just keep me here at 150 - okay, 151. I can't decide if I just want to stay here through the Christmas holiday (just maintain this weight) or if I want to get serious and try to lose a little more by Christmas day. Hmmm. Maybe we should do exercise pick-me-ups. Like, an hour of cardio a day until Christmas. I guarantee you won't be depressed or down and we will lose some poundage. What do you think?

amma15 said...

I'm doing exactly what you're doing, I'm not eating lots of bad food but just enough to stall the loss! Well that depends on what your plans on for christmas day! If you're planning on traveling and being with other families and seeing peole you don't see very often than I would think it's worth it to lose some more pounds....but if you don't have very ambitious plans then give yourself a break, you did awesome!

Heather said...

thank you for your comment on my blog and for stopping by! Im glad to have found your blog, I will have to keep reading. Sorry to hear about your disapointment...I know I get disapointed when I dont have a big loss or I have a gain. hang in there, you will get there!

Anonymous said...

I know what you are going through,I am the queen of research deadline panic attacks, and it is very stressful indeed. But you know what, if you manage to finish your research review paper, that will lift the burden off your shoulders. For pick me ups I go out for a walk and listen to my favorite fast paced songs on my ipod. I agree with breckgirl, Cardio is a great pick me up.

By the way I hated it when my mom commented on my food intake and my weight, but now I thank her for her persistence and encouragement.
Be well :)

Organic-Muslimah said...

Update, pretty please :)

TinyTrim said...

I'm sorry to hear things weren't going well! I also see that it's been a few weeks since you posted. Hopefully things smoothed out, or at the very least are becoming normal again. Please let us know how you're doing! :)

amma15 said...

heather, definitely feeling better!

W, walks are always good. It's hard to think there might be a day where i'll be thankful for my mom's weight comments...

OM, coming soon, my weigh-ins are wednsdays!


tinytrim, thank you! I've been in and out of town the past couple of weeks and I also didn't go to the last 2 weigh-ins. I'll be getting weighed tomorrow after my little haitus.