Tuesday, April 21, 2009


MENTAL STATUS: "Alert". All this hunger has put my senses on high alert. Especially my sense of smell.

My stomach is rumbling as we speak. I know I'm such a baby, but it's been awhile since I've dieted. And my body doesn't like it one bit.

Why is that I have three small chocolate peanut butter cups and be totally satisfied (and happy). Yet when I eat a banana, a bag of popcorn and a SlimFast shake, I'm ready to pass out in hunger and have the flies start landing on me?

*sigh* Anyway, I'm really taking this diet thing seriously. I bought my pack of SlimFast drinks and my SlimFast breakfast bars (oatmeal raisin is pretty tasty, FYI) and I even went on the Slimfast website to get a meal plan for myself.

So while I was there at the site, I noticed they had a nifty little "weight loss tool". So I decided to go to the Weight Loss Calculator and plug in a time frame goal of dieting to see how much I can lose. Well, I plugged in my weight and height and my targeted "swimsuit date" and this is what I got:

Keep your current weight for your swimsuit. You could even gain some weight, if you want, and still stay healthy!

Oh, please. For the love of brownies, give me a politically correct break.

My BMI is 23 and you're considered overweight if it's at 25. Hello? Why are they encouraging me to become overweight? What's that all about? Grrr...

It's okay. I'm over it. I'm still sticking to my diet. And in the process of finding my niche with this diet, I even made a new best friend. POPCORN. It's light, airy, filling, yummy,and low cal. Just don't tell my dentist. He doesn't like me eating the stuff. But fat with healthy teeth just isn't as appealing to me as skinny with bad teeth, ya know?

I made my choice and I'm sticking to it. For better teeth or for worse.

The other good news is that this new alertness because of my extreme hunger has made me less sluggish and as a result I'm progressing nicely with my wip.

Two bonuses. :)


Jessica said...

Slimfast isn't so bad. I used to drink them for fun and because they have that nice list of nutrients on their label.
Have fun!

Chicki said...

Dieting is murder. Whenever I'm trying to diet, all I seems to see and hear are commercials for food. I never realized that every other ad on TV is for food or a restaurant. It's insane!

Hang in there, girl.

PatriciaW said...

About those chocolate peanut butter cups... Fat is filling! You've probably never eaten a high fat meal and felt hungry afterward. You might even have felt heavy and bloated.

On the otherhand, when you eat foods that are low in sugar and fat, you will have a feeling of satisfaction, not of being full. Takes some getting used to.

Losing weight is really hard. I've been stuck in one place for the past few weeks. Making changes to get off this plateau.

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oh, I hear you. When I had to lose all my baby weight there were several weeks where I was just so hungry all the time. Once you get past the first week or two though it usually gets better.

Kristen Painter said...

I love popcorn! But yeah, not so good for the teeth.

Stephanie said...

You don't EVEN want to see me when I'm dieting. I get migraines, I'm grumpy and I want to do nothing more than sleep. Hmmm...maybe that's why I went to bed at 9:30 last night!!! REVELATION!

Seriously, I'm proud of you. I hope you get your results quickly!

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking about dieting -and even more so since I stepped on that scale yesterday for my pro-op testing...ouch. I say this of course, with a Lindt white chocolate truffle in my grubby little fingers.

Diet starts tomorrow. LOL

T. Anne said...

I hate feeling hungry. I can actually get the shakes like I'm detoxing off chocolate or something. Oh wait...

Lynnette Labelle said...

Hey there! I just ate, so I'm not hungry. ;)

You should add the followers gadget so people, like me, can follow your posts!!! I know. I'm soooo demanding. ;)

Lynnette Labelle

Shelley Munro said...

I've been trying to cut down on food, too. I've bought more fruit and I've been eating that rather than sugary snacks. Progress is slow.