Weighing Matters

my journey to b.e.t.t.e.r


I read several blogs. NieNie, Balancing Everything, Second Wind, Travis, C Jane, Hey Shelby, Wet Oatmeal Kisses, The Lazy Organizer, Emily Watts, Apron Girls. I may not find time to read every day, but I try to keep up with what’s happening. I at least skim over them and if there’s something I’m interested in I stop and read. And I comment.

I’m always amazed at the number of comments they have. The number of readers!

My daughter, the new Mrs. Hull, said the other day that she reads Weighing Matters every single day. She said she loves it. She laughs with me, she cries with me. I said “Really? Why don’t you ever comment?” She said “I don’t know how!”

So I told her how. I said just go to the bottom of that particular post and click COMMENTS and share your thoughts. Simple as that!

So five days in a row I’ve checked to see if there’s a comment. But no. This from a girl who talks a lot, has an opinion on many things, has set her own mind about everything her whole life, is Miss Independent, and who now has access to a computer every single day!

Maybe she’s afraid of embarrassing herself, but, seriously, what could be more embarrassing than having your mother have to beg for a comment?

[If you don’t want to comment using your own name and email, could you at least establish a couple of other fake emails and pretend you are someone else and comment once in a while? I’d even be OK with that.]

Love you!


January 13, 2010 Posted by | Oh puhLEASE!, Posting, Silly, Try it! | 9 Comments

do not confuse motion and progress

My quest for b.e.t.t.e.r. What happened? I had set so many worthwhile, workable, working, successful goals. Writing this blog has helped. Eating healthy was a part of my daily life. Exercise was in my blood, under my skin. I was down a size, down seven inches for Pete’s sake. And then I got, what? Over confident? Lazy? Complacent? Careless? Negligent? Yes, all of those, and more. I hadn’t read my blog for ten days. Hadn’t read ANYthing encouraging or uplifting or inspiring. Hadn’t posted for ten days. Hadn’t eaten healthy for ten days. Exercised a little.

“Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.”

Today is Friday, June 5th. I had an aMAYzing MAY. It’s time to take an honest look at what I’ve accomplished and realize [once again] [Holy Cow! This could go on forever!] that

“Being overweight is hard…..
Losing weight is hard……
Maintaining your weight is hard…..
Pick your hard.”

Ahem. I’m tired and worn from a week of ten hour days and eating unhealthy and, yet, I KNOW what I need to do. Overestimating the length of time and the difficulty of a project is what keeps most of us from attempting to start. Maybe that is what is holding me up, wearing me out. So stop overestimating and just start again. Just behave as though I know what I can accomplish.

June 5, 2009 Posted by | Oh puhLEASE! | Leave a comment

Tra` la` la`

I’m starting to wonder, has the fat lady sung? [Pun intended!] I lost so well for the first two weeks and now I’ve been at a near standstill for days! Surely it’s not the dreaded plateau so soon? If I’m going to be really honest with myself [and that’s what I said I would do from day one of this journal] I have to admit that recently I’ve been occasionally lax in my effort to follow ‘the plan.’ I’ve given myself a ‘break’ [oh pulEASE!, give ME a break!] and said, “Hey, I’ve done so well, so quickly and surely I deserve  . . . whatever.” [el~big~mistake~o.]

*Time to reevaluate, keep moving, and simply reaffirm my commitment to my weight-loss plan, and move forward! I’ve steamed the cauliflower and sliced the cantaloupe, so no excuses for the evening.

Losing weight is simple. I didn’t say it is EASY, but it is simple. Eat smarter, move more, follow good healthy guidelines and find a support system. Simple as that. Now, if only I didn’t have to sing a solo.

May 20, 2009 Posted by | Oh puhLEASE! | Leave a comment

deja vu

Déjà vu (pronounced en-uk-dejavu.ogg /ˈdeɪʒɑː ˈvuː/ (help·info)French fr-déjà vu.ogg /deʒa vy/ (help·info) “already seen”; is the experience of feeling sure that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously (an individual feels as though an event has already happened or has happened in the near past), although the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are uncertain.

Been here, ate that!

I’ve been to this place so many times, each time promising myself – and a host of others – that this weight is gone for good. I’ll never have to worry about this particular ten pounds again. It’s fresh in my mind just how much effort went into losing 10 big ones. All the careful planning, no eating after 7 PM, umteen sit ups, hydrants and crunches. I’ll feel great, look great. I’m standing taller and straighter, feel confident and satisfied with myself. And then I lose my resolve, just like that! I actually begin to feel entitled to a little extra junk dessert or bread or cheese or snack. I say, “This little bit won’t matter at all. I deserve it. I’ve done so well. I can get right back on the plan.” UGH! You would think after two hundred and twenty nine times I would have learned by now! I know better!

I know my fat cells are wide-open right now, releasing some of their holdings when I am doing it right. And gaping wide open ready to scoop up any garbage that swishes past them when I’m not. [Exactly why so many of us lose ten pounds and immidiately gain 15!] And until I lose what I need to and close up those big clappers [with common sense and a tried- and-true maintenance plan] I’ve got to be careful and conscientious and deliberate about what I put in my mouth.

I got out my WW book #1 to refresh and recommit – read the whole thing in about 20 minutes. There is SO much good information. I’m convinced that members need to read these booklets every single day to keep in mind what we signed up for, what we paid for, what we want for ourselves and our health. I often take note that members are overly concerned about getting their weekly booklet, yet they don’t ever take them out of their bag to read the material. I’ll sneak a peak at their book several weeks later and it is still in pristine condition!

To truly succeed, we need to make this second nature! Successfully losing weight and keeping it off is not an activity to do for a few weeks and then stop!

Love this:

“Don’t give up what I want most for what [I think] I want right now.”

“More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.”  ~John Kenneth Galbraith

“Fatty foods are like destiny:  they too, shape our ends.”  ~Author Unknown

May 14, 2009 Posted by | Oh puhLEASE! | Leave a comment