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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Butterflies

...in my stomach, that is.

I am so nervous about my interview tomorrow. This is BIG. I really want a job in this district.

I have been nauseous all day. Panicked. Stressed. I hate this feeling.

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Yesterday was day one of Weight Watchers, and I had a great day. My daily points is 36, I ended up eating 37 points (which I estimated was about 1550 calories). I made good, healthy choices, and drank 80 oz. of water.

My activity was GREAT yesterday. I started out by mowing the grass (25 min, burned 400 calories). Then, before dinner, I took the kids to the park and walked two miles around the track there (38 minutes, burned 500+ calories). If I remember correctly, that amounts to about 9 activity points. I felt "snacky" before bed last night, but just made myself go to bed so I wouldn't be tempted.

Many of you asked in the comments yesterday WHY I felt embarrassed about going back to meetings.

I think it's because I feel like I am going backward. I have tried WW before and it didn't get me to goal - why should I think it's gonna get me there now? Is this just another waste of time and money?

I also think going back to a structured diet plan is like admitting failure on my part. I have tried to do it on my own, and I just can't do it. I need the structure of a plan right now. But I also need a plan that will not restrict certain food groups; one that is adaptable and "real life". WW has always been that plan for me.

I was thinking about it today as I was eating fresh pineapple (that was soooooo good!). I could never have pineapple on Medifast, or if I was doing a no/low carb diet. Weight Watchers takes away the guilt by letting me pretty much have whatever I want. It's just up to ME to make the right choices when it comes to nutritious food for my body. So far, so good.

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Speaking of Medifast...

Yesterday before mowing the grass, I was looking for a quick "snack" to tide me over until dinner. I ended up drinking one of my leftover Medifast shakes and it was so refreshing! The numbers are also good - 90 calories, 0 fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 11 grams of protein - all for 1 ww point! I drank it at about 4 p.m. and was satisfied until dinner at 7 p.m. I will definitely be drinking these shakes while on WW. The Medifast shakes were always one of my favorite meals while on the plan - I am just glad I don't have to drink them all the time now!

Also, last week when I spoke about Medifast and exercise, I was IN NO WAY trying to knock their plan or anyone who does it. My motto is WHATEVER WORKS, DO IT! I was just frustrated by hearing so many people over the course of ONE DAY say they couldn't/wouldn't exercise while doing Medifast. But I know of SO many people who continue to have success on that plan, and I am so happy for them. It was just not for me.

13 comments:

  1. Good luck on your interview! Please try to be calm. On my last big interview, I got so nervous that it affected my stomach (uh oh) .....and I had to reschedule the interview. Ack!

    But I got the job. :)

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  2. You shouldn't feel like a structured eating plan means you're a failure. I think that in general everyone should be on a structured diet. That is how we as a nation got carried away with ourselves. Its all about accountability.

    Good luck at your interview tomorrow!

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  3. I know you will do well on your interview! Those butterflies are just saying ... "Hey! You're human!" Nerves are normal. ;) Good luck!!

    And, lemme tell you somethin. If it weren't for plans, I don't think I could function! Hehe, I operate on plans and lists. SO, having a plan for something as HUGE as your nutrition is a good idea! Definitely NOT a failure! Going back isn't admitting you can't do it on your own, it's simply saying ... this is how I do it! Oh yeah! ;)

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  4. I hope that your interview goes really smoothly, and that when you get in there you will find your nerves melting away.

    There is nothing wrong with having structure with losing weight. I know I did - even though I didn't lose using WW, my plan had quite a bit of structure which helped me stay on track. Whatever works!!

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  5. I did WW 7 years ago, and I lost about 45 pounds. I was so hard on myself that I wanted to lose ten more pounds than I originally wanted and ended up quitting and gaining weight these past few years. I really like WW because it works. I just wasn't as committed as I am now. I'm not doing WW, but I gage my food according to points.

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  6. Good luck on the interview!!! You'll do great :)

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  7. GOOD LUCK TODAY!!! You'll have to let us know how it goes!

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  8. You are doing what works for you! That you should be proud of! I'm on WW and my points are 37. I wish I was as active as you are! I am walking almost daily, but I have only made a mile once. It just hurts SOOO bad! Do you have any secrets that make it easier for you? Thanks!

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  9. Good luck with your interview. Keep a smile on your face and I am sure you will be fine. Who know you might even enjoy the interview.

    Take good care

    Pete

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  10. Good for you honey! I really hope the interview went well and you get that job!!

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed..

    Good job on the food also. I think any plan that doesn't exclude food groups as a great plan. To me thats a plan for LIFE!!

    Unless you plan on drinking a shake or obliterating whole food groups forever, fad diets are good for the short term.. but rarely for the long term. You still have to learn to eat. Foods a part of life. Sigh no matter how much we may want to.. We can't exscape that fact..

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  11. Hi Hollie! I recently re-joined WW too and am on a journey similar to yours! I hope you don't mind if I link your blog!

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  12. For whatever reason, the MF shakes fill me up so well! I love them, too. Congratulations on your great weight watchers start! Good luck! :-)

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