Tuesday, August 18, 2009

better tUesdays - at the end of my rope

So sorry I haven't been around for awhile. The start of school always makes the wheels come off, and this year is no different. Three kids in three different schools, football practice at opposite times instead of together (like last year), and trying to get myself and my house in shape are just wearing me out!

Not to mention, it isn't that exciting to post about my "better" tUesday when I'm not any better!

While it's true that I have stuck to my fast food fast, I still have not had a diet Coke, and I am walking a LOT (15 miles last week, and 7 already this week) I have lost not one pound. In fact, last week I was up 2.6. Sick, isn't it? For all of you out there who will try to console me by saying "but your clothes must be fitting better," you would be wrong. I have not lost a millimeter off my waist, and my clothes are the same. What's that? "It's muscle weight"? Yeah, if that had been true every time I said it, I'd look like a young Arnold Schwarzeneggar. (HINT: I don't.) And then why don't I lose a bunch when I fall off the exercise wagon?

So I'm going off the deep end, trying something a little more drastic. I am going to try two weeks of Jillian Michaels's Master Your Metabolism diet.
My friend and walking buddy has been on it for a week and already lost 10 pounds! Even if a lot of that is water weight, who cares? I'll take it. She asked her doctor and her sister (who's a pharmacist) and both gave it the green light. Since it isn't anything crazy, just eating a lot of organic and natural foods, then I don't really see how it can be bad for you. Challenging, sure. But I have to do something, and just the first chapter about the frustrations of dieting and working out rings so true to me. Jillian says that if you give it two weeks, you'll never go back. I'm not sure I believe that, but I'm going to give it a shot. I don't know how it can be worse than exercising until I'm drenched in sweat and exhausted every morning and still gaining!

I'll let you know how it works out, if you'll pardon the pun.

Also, I promise that there will be actual quilting stuff in this blog now that the kiddos are back in school. I know you didn't log on just to hear me whine. We had a great speaker at guild this month, and I'll post the pics as soon as I get them uploaded. Fabulous!

So I hope you are having a better tUesday than me. But maybe by next week it will be a lot better (and a little less of me).

1 comment:

  1. Hey there.....when was the last time you had your thyroid checked? You know I didn't even know I had a problem until last summer when I went for my physical. Before that I couldn't lose weight...now...well you know I've lost some weight, right?

    And careful about Jillian's book...if you have a thyroid problem, the best way to treat it is with meds.

    Just my 5 cents!


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