ChachiCat

To help manage my fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Broccoli

Favorite Sinful Food: Creamy, mousse-y, anything.

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Walking

My Approach to Weight Loss: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

My Weight Loss Program: Weight Watchers

My Diet Plan: Vegetarian Diet

Fitness Devices: FitBit

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Yesterday Was Not Good
by - 11/20/2014 3:33PM

Yesterday started out fine. I packed my standard Wednesday lunch with lots of healthy snacks. I have... Read More ›

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KnitterBeth

I'm convinced that if we are past bingers, we will always be bingers. Nowadays, we just control it more often than we used to. But (for myself, anyway) that doesn't mean I've conquered what I've not-too-fondly come to call The Binge Monster. When she gets out, it's not pretty. As you say, the binges aren't what they were, but compared to a typical day now, they are are not at all good.

My feeling? We're allowed a binge. Every ONCE IN A WHILE. So now you've had yours for the next however long. Maybe next time you come home feeling like that and are on your own for dinner, you could take a nice relaxing shower or bath, calm down a bit, and then decide on food. You deserve to be pampered, even it you're the one pampering yourself! <3

ChachiCat

Thanks everyone. *hug* This is my core issue. It's not going to go away in a few weeks. It's been YEARS in the making. Admitting it to you all (and Hubs, and logging it) is part of the healing I think (rather than hiding the evidence and shaming it away).

I really am okay with it. It happened. Can't take it back now. And honestly, I don't think it was any worse than the "weekly off-plan dinner." One or two indulgences are not going to derail all the other good I'm doing.

But I know it's a slippery slope - that's the behavior that got me to the weight I am. So I'm trying to look at it. Sit with the feelings around it as much as I can. Shine light on it. So I can let it go. Damn this is hard work!
Working The Plan
by - 11/16/2014 9:54AM

Hubs and I have definately fallen into a routine when it comes to the healthy eating and cooking thi... Read More ›

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Chrissy

Such a great & smart idea....prep does help so much ;)
I do the same...so when I get hungry it's all ready & I just add whatever I want to the base of already chopped veggies ;)
Love your post.....I've been saying all along...we need to find a balance & not avoid the things we love...even if they are fattening ....as long as we don't overdo it.
A cheat day is the perfect thing to keep on track great going ;))

KnitterBeth

I'm 100% with you on the prep work! It's so worth the relatively small time investment.

I'm also 100% with you on lemon pound cake. Om nom nom!

Love your attitude about a 1.1 pound fluctuation not being a big deal. Yay you! You know what you're doing and what you need to do to succeed. I know you'll do it!

Cheering for you, friend!
The Scale, It Does Go Down. Who Knew?
by - 11/11/2014 6:55PM

The scale finally moved this morning. I've been going back and forth the last 2 weeks or so, up and ... Read More ›

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Feli

You have a plan and that's going to lead to success. Way to go!

Hazel

I like your plan to incrementally increase your duration! Well done this past week!
Walkies
by - 11/06/2014 3:20PM

That's three days in a row, people! Laced up the shoes (no not the ones in the photo) and out the do... Read More ›

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ChachiCat

9 doubles in a row?!? That sounds horrible. You can't go very far if your tank is on empty. Sleep is just as important for your body. Rest up. Then go get em!

HapiCampr

Keep the faith ChachiCat! You are clearly committed to improving your health and dropping extra weight. You've inspired me to look for a walk - 1/2 marathon length - to train for. Thanks!
Another Walk
by - 11/05/2014 5:22PM

Yesterday went pretty much as planned. I walked to the polling location and the post office. I made ... Read More ›

Drago Dell Aqua

Congrats on walking more. I know how much it sucks to be in pain though. I have been trying to run but I end up with a leg cramp at about 3/4 of a mile that makes me have to stop. I am trying to stick with it though.

redselig

Good for you for persevering!
Settling Down to Do This
by - 11/04/2014 9:16AM

I've noticed in the last two days since I signed up for this that my anxiety around losing weight ha... Read More ›

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ChachiCat

It is so tasty Holli! I make it with crushed tomatoes and black beans. Put it over some brown rice and it is SO GOOD!

I hear you with being done with this weight. Let's go us!

Drago Dell Aqua

You can do this ChachiCat! I have faith in you. I find eating legumes to be super helpful with not getting hungry. Slow carbs for the win!
Excited To Start
by - 11/03/2014 10:07AM

I'm excited to start my first DietBet tomorrow. My weight is something I've struggled with all my li... Read More ›

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HapiCampr

Congratulations for making this commitment to yourself Chachicat! You are with a brilliant bunch of folks committed to the same thing - losing weight to improve our health. Your courage is amazing and you are in good company. Be sure and continue to reach out to the team, let us know how you are doing especially on hard days and open yourself up to feel the love. Here's to losing together!

ChachiCat

Thanks ladies!