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I STOPPED the Insanity!

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Why can’t I say that line without thinking Susan Powter? Remember her? But man she had it right, didn’t she? It really is insanity.  

Today I was a bottomless pit. Finally after a hours of constant eating I said “That’s enough!, I’m going to take a bath.”

That was about 45 minutes ago. Now it’s off to bed early. I wasn’t even going to post but after the bath I felt  renewed and figured I’d let you in on what was happening with me today.

We did have a great day. I got the gym in, we went shopping and I made some good healthy food but nothing would satisfy me. I just kept wanting to munch. At least I stuck to mostly good nutritious choices except for those GOSH DARN Swedish fish. Yes thanks ‘husband’, thanks A LOT!! (it was his big idea to buy the humongous bag at the whoesale store today)

Alright, it’s off to bed, I need sleep, I really am overtired today.


Morning Scale Reading: forgot to hop on – My morning are out of whack especially on weekends
Food Points
Mommy and Me Omelets 3
Simple Quesadilla with a side of Sweet Bean and Tomato Salad 6
swedish fish 3
Fiesta Chicken Salad on a whole wheat pita 6
more freakin’ fish 3
2 oz whole wheat pasta with Homemade Sauce and a slice of WW bread to dip 5
pistachios 4
baked blue corn chips 4
AVOIDED: smidgen, berger cookies, chocolate chips and a host of other snacks by taking a bath (yes all those crossed my mind which is why I hopped in the tub) 0
Total 34
Daily Activity Log
climbed the wall, 20 min on bike, upper body circuit, practice pull ups 58lbs assistance

P.S. I have to thank you ALL for you wonderful comments the other day. Every one I got put an enormous smile on my face and it makes this all worth it. It really does. The site has become so much more then just my accountability and it truly is amazing.

All I can say is thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! :~D



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There are 15 comments so far.

    Anonymous

    January 5, 2008

    Roni,,Somehow,,via this delightful webpage,,you have become a very special friend. Thank you for taking the time out to share,,and help so many of us,,Good night,,and have a OP Sunday!

    Kelr8r

    January 6, 2008

    Hello Roni,
    My name is Kelly (from Wisconsin) and I discovered your blog about 3 weeks ago. I cannot tell you enought how much I love it! You are so inspiring to me and I love your journals, videos, and recipes. You seem so down to earth and I feel like I have known you forever. I am also 30 something (35 to be exact) and I have been on weight watchers before (3x’s now)and I am a Mom. I am trying to lose that last 20 pounds (am at 165) right now. Anyways the reason for my comment today is because I was feeling really guilty about all my cravings I had today until I read your post. Thank you so much for making me smile. I actually had to show my husband your journal today. I’m like “hey honey check this out….I am not the only one who was snacky today” He laughed. I love your videos, it is awesome to see what the food should actually look like after cooking it. I hate cooking, but after watching your videos, I am trying new things and I do not feel sooo green anymore. I don’t want to sound like a stalker, but I used your shopping list yesterday and I am trying your apple pie oatmeal tomorrow. I am so excited :o) Thanks again for your awesome blog! Keep up the awesome journaling because it really makes my day and I am going to lose those last 20 pounds this time! You ROCK sistafriend!
    Kelly

    Tanya

    January 6, 2008

    Hey Roni!
    I was thinking that you sound a lot like me a few months ago regarding wanting to munch. I was wondering if eating more protein when you want to munch might help? I am in no way an expert and don’t want to tell you what to do but…I am just wondering if you are really hungry from your exercise? Protein just might fill you up a bit more. It is recommended that you eat protein as soon as you can after a work out. Again, sometimes I know you just have the munchies and I am not an expert. I have learned so much from you. I just thought I would share with you what helped me as I was always hungry. I run or ride the bike for 30 mins and found I was always hungry – no matter how much I tried to ignore it. Protein helped. I eat hard boiled eggs, chicken breasts…it just makes me feel more satisfied.

    Good for you for getting away from it and having a bath!

    Again, not trying to tell you what to do but perhaps some good servings of protein after your workout might help. Or not!

    Thanks for all that you do Roni.
    Tanya

    noelle

    January 6, 2008

    Susan Powter LOL hadn’t thought of her in a LONG time!

    I get that way too…totally munchy. Some days I deal with it better than others. But getting away from the food by taking a bath and relaxing is a great idea.

    Good for you!

    Kate

    January 6, 2008

    I totally have those days every once in awhile, just eat eat eat. I try to chew gum when I have those days, I find it helps me a bit anyways, especially if it’s a strong flavored gum

    HappyBlogChick

    January 6, 2008

    I think I lived this day a few days ago. I’d have to send the fish to live far, far away from me. Once I get started it’s hard to stop – it’s so much easier just to get the stuff out of my house.

    The people in my husband’s office have probably gained tons thanks to me.

    MtngirlinCali

    January 6, 2008

    You are too funny….did you know that Susan Powter is making a comeback? I saw an ad somewhere in cyberspace that she had a new book or something? Anyway, just had to share. As for the hot bath, that is EXACTLY what stops me from munching, too. Everyone talks about relaxing with a glass of wine. I feel bad that they haven’t discovered the bath yet. ;)

    If you keep up all this climbing, your hubby’s going to have to buy you some gear!

    loucnn

    January 6, 2008

    Roni, Thank you too for being a gracious host, truly.

    As far as “The Husband” goes, we all have our better halves and mine is just as much a challenge as well. Treat it as a learning experience and try to not make the same mistakes again. As long as I can figure out where I could have made it a better out come the next time it will make us stronger.

    Oh yea… once again I wanted to say this is such a well thought out site and you do a great job.

    I hope I can make some small contributions along the way here as well.

    holly

    January 6, 2008

    the bath idea works for me too!!!! :) sometimes i even light candles and take a book with me!

    good job on avoiding the extra temptations!

    Anonymous

    January 6, 2008

    Roni…All I can say is you ROCK! In just about everyway possible. Like Anonymous said you have become a friend through this website. I check it everyday and depend on you a whole lot ( no pressure) Sometimes husband makes me mad but it’s kind of nice that he adds the temptation because he adds the “real world” to the equation. What I mean is if we could all be in an ideal situation full of healthy food and exercise 24/7 like some popular weight loss programs then life would be great but we’re not. We are going to face temptation and part of learning to eat right is learing to fix our old habits and change our behaiviors…so in one instance I want to smack him for the swedish fish and in another I want to high five…ugh.!
    Love Love love what you do and could’t make this WW journey without you…or the likes of the “husband” damn it!
    Teresa in KY…40 down 50 to go.

    Aimee

    January 6, 2008

    Roni, I totally have the same problem with munching.. and ESPECIALLY with candy and things like those swedish fish. It’s nice to see such a sincere and real person and I definitely don’t feel alone. Everyday is a new day =)

    Ashley

    January 6, 2008

    Thank you for making me not the only one who gets caught up in insanity! All it took for you to stop it was a bath? Props to you! For me, I would take a hunk of chocolate in the bath with me and have some of those fish after the bath. Good job!

    Diet Coke and Zingers

    January 6, 2008

    Hey Roni-
    I haven’t commented in awhile but I ALWAYS read… You are just awesome! I have to admit- I look up to you and to know that even the great Roni gained a few Holiday pounds, makes me feel like I’m okay and I CAN keep going (just like you)! Thank you for everything you do to keep our little community going!

    Anonymous

    January 6, 2008

    Ha! Roni, I am LAUGHING at these people. In my eyes, your site helps hundreds (probably thousands!) of people and that is it’s purpose and of course, for you to vent and journal as well. If these people are OFFENDED by what you have done with your own body, than why visit your site? Why read your posts and most of all…WHY COMMENT??? obviously they have issues with their own bodies and have NOTHING better to do! You GO RONI!!!! Life will be ups and downs…on and off the scale. I think you’re doing a great job and might I mention EVERYONE has trouble this time of year? Keep doing what you’re doing!

    Roni

    January 7, 2008

    Awww guys! The funny thing is I feel as though you are all my friends! Seriously, people email me all the time and say “you probably don’t remember me…” but I DO! LOL

    Thanks again you make all the work worthwhile!

    and I hear you on the protein! I’m trying!