Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:17 pm Post subject: BizzyBee 2017 - no quitting!
So, I registered this account in 2007 - it's been a decade of more starts and failures than I want to admit. I have tried every diet under the sun and I keep coming back here because I do want to be freed from food obsession and diet obsession and this is the only system that gives me that.
New Years Day is often where resolutions begin and end in quick succession. There is a magic to the New year, a chance to start again, a chance to press the reset button.... but I have been here before and I need to do this with a different mind-set than I have in the past. I will not be returning to Weight Watchers by March or checking my pee for Ketones by summer-time. My goal for this year is not to lose a specific number of pounds or even to have a specific percentage of green days, my goal is just to not give up, to not try something else. I am accepting that there will be red days and my resolution is to wake up and try again. The thing I read over and over in my journals is that I am frustrated because I'm not losing weight with No-S. But I also admit I am not following it for more than a week or two at a time.
Welcome to 2017, a year of patience.
About me, I'm 45 year old, 5'8", 240 pounds. I am actually 20 pounds less than I was last year around this time and that was my highest weight ever.
I have been married for 19 years to a truly good human being who is naturally slim and eats non-stop. I work at home along side my husband. We started a company 15 years ago and are still doing our own thing. The constant proximity to the kitchen is a drawback however.
My children are now young adults. My daughter is 19 and in school to be a personal trainer, athletic director. She is in fantastic shape of course, her hobby is rowing and she hopes to one day be a rowing coach. She's a really lovely person, very driven and intense but also silly and kind.
My son is 16, suddenly very tall, he also rows, made it into the fast boat this year and has to work hard to stay there. He's funny and nerdy and he doles out hugs generously to all of us.
Through some stroke of luck, I have kids who do not break rules or party or feel the need for rebellion. They are both happy to just hang out with their family and a few close friends.
So that's my short bio - life is stressful right now for a variety of reasons but waiting for it to be a "better" time to start No-S is silly.
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:29 pm Post subject: Day 1
Always start on an S day!
I have a fat stripey grey kitten in my lap and hot coffee - life is pretty good.
I am making pancakes and sausage is a few minutes for the kids and their friends who slept over - I might have some too
Today is a big cooking day - I am making our traditional New Years feast, black eyed peas, corn bread and collard greens. Though my family is from New England I have adopted my husbands southern traditions.
I am also making a pan of chicken enchiladas for lunches this week and I might make a pineapple upside down cake. I'm just not sure I want it sitting around calling to me for the next few days.
I will try to take a thirty minute walk as soon as it warms up a bit. My activity goals are pretty simple. I have an Apple Watch and I am trying to fill up my activity rings every day. I made it 60 days in a row once, have to say I was feeling pretty good then.
Joined: 05 Oct 2010 Posts: 1367 Location: Honolulu
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:47 pm Post subject: Happy New Uear
Wow! Sounds like you are having a blissful day. Wish I was there to partake in all the deliciousness!! Your family sounds amazing. I, like you, am just sick of starting and stopping constantly. Let's kick this obsession this year and enjoy it along the way 👍👍 _________________ Military wife and homeschool mom of two boys
Committed to No-S, period!
Joined: 06 Oct 2008 Posts: 8458 Location: San Diego, CA USA
Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:21 am Post subject:
I'm afraid something bad happened. I'm sorry I didn't reach out sooner. How has your year gone?
Warmest wishes. _________________ Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 8 years & counting
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but harder to maintain)
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