I'm glad you want to buddy up on this plan! Yeah! I'm sorry I didn't respond yesterday...I was fairly busy at work and it slipped my mind until late last night. Here's my mission statement...I am in the weight loss business and I plan to lose 35lbs. by my 29th birthday which is November 27th!
Since Monday (a whopping 3 days!) I have been journaling! That's really good for me! I actually went to Target today and got a little notebook to keep in my purse other than the large notebook that didn't fit in my purse which I left at home today - hence the reason for a purse sized notebook! I am truly amazed at the amount of calories I eat! No wonder I am so big! I have been doing "good" (at least I thought so) and I am still high on the calorie end.
Here's a sample day the best I can remember since I left my journal at home...
Breakfast - oatmeal (2 instant packs)
Snack - orange and diet coke
lunch - HC chic and pasta frozen dinner
snack - single serving size of Hormel chic noodle soup (little microwave can)
dinner - stuffed green pepper (spanish rice with tomatoes and onions) less than an ounce of cheddar on top
corn on the cob w tablespoon butter
snack - serving of baked lays bbq chips
water for the day was a lousy 32oz but I did have about the same of unsweet tea, which I like to think is mostly water...ok ok I need to work on the water part!
So for this day and I can't remember all the individual calorie counts I do know the total was right at 1700! Good gracious! How do people eat under 1000 calories a day!? Which reminds me...in Jim's book I was reading the little blurb about some girl who lost 20lbs in his 10, 10, 10 plan and he said she ate 1000 calories a day and worked out 10 hrs a week and drank tons of water!!! Isn't that unhealthy to eat so little and obviously working out like a mad woman and how did she not lose more unless she was only really 10lbs overweight and her body was fighting to keep that weight on!! I just thought that was an odd bit to the book!
So wow! someone told you that you were a failure at weight loss? Who was this freak!?
I take it you are single as well and you're not alone with the mother's compliments/insults. I have a fear of even trying to find a man until I lose weight because I am terrified of him seeing me naked. (of course this is after a while not on the first date!)
I look around at other overweight people and I realize I am not as bad as some and since I am tall I can carry more weight but even so with my low self esteem and fear in my head you'd think I was 500lbs. I limit myself to so many things because of my weight. On top of the not wanting to date, I don't dare go swimming, I don't even own a suit, I don't like to go to the beach for that reason either, I don't like to wear shorts and you'll NEVER see me in a sleeveless top, I don't like to go dancing for fear someone will laugh at my fat rolls swinging on the dance floor, I don't generally like to go out to night clubs and such because everyone is in such cute little outfits and whatnot and I look like a covered-up whale!
I hate that!!! I hate that I feel that way and can't just be myself and the fact that I have the power to change that and haven't is just crazy! URGH!
So now I am going to do something about it. I am ready!
I hope you're still with me...as you can see I have some issues...sorry to drone on like I did. I hope you are having a great day and sticking to your plan...WE are going to do it!!!!