Monday, April 18, 2011

Franken-Diet, On Again... Again!

Given the Franken-Diet concept and the annoyances I've had with Weight Watchers, I guess it's appropriate that I would just chuck most of the WW rules out the window since I can't get their stupid "necessary" calculator. So I'm guessing i can start with, oh, about 40 points per day, with a definite Atkins leaning.

Today, due to a scheduling conflict regarding sleep-over-dishwashing, I am eating junk for breakfast and lunch. McDonald's and some Pop-Tart knockoffs. And still well within my points range, I do believe.

Other than my throat closing a bit from stress and the Diet Dr. Pepper's Aspartame, I'm feeling bitterly determined. :) Hell hath no fury like a woman's fat mobilization scorned! No? Well, something like that, anyway.

Love and Cuddles,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 1, Again: After a week of eating junk...

I'm gonna call this Atkins redo, take 2. Again. :) This lapsing does nothing for my self esteem OR waistline. I'm trying to find out a very important thing: what is the proper motivation??? What will force me to do this when the threat of horrible health consequences has failed? Hmmm...

1. Weddings
2. Halloween costume VARIETY
3. Looking and Feeling 15 years younger instead of 15 years older!

Yep. In that order. The first two relate to the third, but my brain can wrap around them. Having an immovable goal with a deadline is good. Getting ready for weddings and other "costuming" gives me something specific on which to work. Number three will be a byproduct, I'm sure, and I won't realize it's happened until it clicks.

In my life, I've never been at "optimal weight," so saying that I'm getting into shape isn't entirely accurate. I don't know what a "good shape" is for my body, beyond "80lb lighter." And when I work hard at smaller goals and get closer to that, I'll be sure to reevaluate my mentality.

GOAL 1: Make it through 7 days straight on Atkins without blowing a diet gasket and undoing my hard work.

GOAL 2: Make it through a second week on Atkins, likewise to Goal 1.

LOSS GOAL: 10lb +/- by April 17, Goal Weight: 275. I have exactly 14 full days until this goal. That's two weeks of Induction. Please, God, help me to stick to it this time!

GOAL 3: Don't bother posting until I've accomplished GOAL 1.