Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2008, 11:11 AM   #1  
Used to be Archy
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 482

S/C/G: 220/171/145

Height: 5'4

Default An open letter to my body

Dear body,

This is concerning our discussion last week re weight loss. I need to know what is going on. I have spent 2 weeks eating between 1200-1400 calories with a day at 2000 each week. I have done moderate exercise at least 5 times a week, with longer running and resistance training in between. In addition, you have been getting between a gallon and a gallon and a half of water a day, a multi-vitamin, 30-40 g of fiber, and clean, healthy food the entire time. The most fake thing I have put in you has been a protein shake and a Twix fun size bar.

My problem is that had I done this a year ago, you would have been losing weight faster than my husband loses his panties at a Marc Anthony concert. Even the alcohol on my birthday, you have never been sensitive to it. Remember? You decided to lose about 50 pounds and still have your beers on Friday?

Now, I'm not putting any blame on anyone. You did a fantastic job getting back to ticker weight after Spain. I can say that now my ticker accurately reflects what the scale says when I'm naked after pee in the morning. But would it kill you to show a 172???

I'm sorry, that was uncalled for.

What I mean is that I need to know what is going on. What is happening? Do I need to change something? Do I just need patience? As Tom Cruise said "Help me help you". Help me help you. I know that I am steering you in a direction that is unusual for you, but that's why we need each other. Do you want more protein? Less protein? More calories? Tell me.

Yes, I know I abused you by over training last week. But it was only the butt, and you know that it can be pain. I promised it would never happen again, and so far it hasn't. See, I'm willing to work through this. Just let me know how.

Okay, I know this conversation has been a bit of a shock to you, so I'll let it sink in. If you have any ideas, please let me know, if not I'll give us a week of the same plan, and if we are still having some difficulties, we'll see what we do.


My brain.
Eves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #2  
Work in progress
LittleMoonRabbit's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 894

S/C/G: 165/ticker/120???

Height: 5'2"


OMG sooo funny!
LittleMoonRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #3  
Made of Starstuff
Lovely's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,731


Archy - Your sense of humor is wonderful!

Keep at it.
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 11:26 AM   #4  
I'm Just a Little Crazy
SCraver's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Willington, CT
Posts: 1,404

S/C/G: 250/215/170

Height: 5'9"


I think that is a good idea... I bet some of us could benifit from writing a letter to our bodies... Hmmm.. A blog topic, perhaps...
SCraver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 11:28 AM   #5  
soon to be a SkinnyDipper
ChunkyDunker's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NS, Canada
Posts: 109

S/C/G: 256/232/139

Height: 5'4"


that's great, I'm having trouble reading my body right now too, you hit how I feel, dead on
ChunkyDunker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 01:10 PM   #6  
No description available.
midwife's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Bat Country
Posts: 6,915


So funny!

I think that our bodies are like children. We can consistently offer guidance and discipline and we think or expect they will respond a certain way and then they go and do something that leaves us banging our heads on the concrete floor and thinking what in the world?? Does that child who did that thing really belong to me? After all my care and guidance? Say it ain't so!

Obey, body, obey!

Hang tough, Archy. Your body will reward you. Even the most errant child can make it into Harvard. So too will your body make you proud.

Last edited by midwife; 02-15-2008 at 01:11 PM.
midwife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 03:58 PM   #7  
Michele237's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 53

S/C/G: Temporary Goal - 186/180/156

Height: 5'3"


Love it, lol!!!!
Michele237 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 04:10 PM   #8  
Boston Qualifier and MOM
ennay's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,346

Height: 5'3.75"


does anyone else make sure they go pee BEFORE they read an Archy thread?
ennay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #9  
Senior Member
lumifan4ever's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East coast baby!!!
Posts: 2,107

S/C/G: 196/160/125

Height: 5'5"


O my...thank goodness i went before reading this. I do just love archy's sense of humor!! I look forward to always reading her messages. lol.

I agree with what she writes. Do give it another week. I was stuck at 134 for like 3 weeks and all of a sudden...2.5 pounds went away. It was amazing and just what i needed to boost my self confidence that i wasn't totally being a bad host to my body. Finally, my body rewarded me. Maybe it appreciated the fries and burger from micky d's....who knows. Hang in there Archy. you can do this!!!
lumifan4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 05:20 PM   #10  
Finding My Bliss
SoulBliss's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 2,916

S/C/G: Fit & Fat!

Height: Tall & Strong, Baby!


I really needed that. Thanks!!!
SoulBliss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 05:34 PM   #11  
3 + years maintaining
rockinrobin's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'


Oh Archy, you're funny - and clever. I like that!!! If you ever get tired digging for bones and stuff, I'm pretty confident you could make a living being a journalist. Or maybe a stand up comic. Or both.

Anyway, maybe, just maybe, you'd like to ditch that 2000 calorie day, cut it back a tad - to maybe 1500 or so? Shake things up a bit if you're getting impatient. Regardless, your body is going to answer you back with a big old, (or perhaps I should say a LITTLE old) 172 - eventually. Hang tough, tough lady.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 06:45 PM   #12  
Senior Member
baffled111's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,986

S/C/G: 209/209/160

Height: 5'9


Very funny Archy.

I had the same thought as Robin: it might be time to rethink that 2000 calorie day. You could tinker with your macros too. How long have you been stuck at this weight?
baffled111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 07:21 PM   #13  
Senior Member
GatorgalstuckinGA's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kennesaw, GA
Posts: 2,649

S/C/G: 188/ticker/130

Height: 5'3"


omg archy...you always have a way of making light of craziness...now don't we all feel that way sometimes. hang in there girl. Maybe your body will read your letter and promptly respond (my fingers are crossed for you)
GatorgalstuckinGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #14  
Senior Member
sugarbaby269's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 172


Lol! Great post!
sugarbaby269 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2008, 12:37 AM   #15  
2 wheels is plenty :D
chick_in_the_hat's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 3,099

S/C/G: 264/195/150

Height: 5'4"


Originally Posted by ennay View Post
does anyone else make sure they go pee BEFORE they read an Archy thread?

chick_in_the_hat is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:09 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.