Sunday, July 19, 2009

Now you can have a hot pocket for breakfast, a hot pocket for lunch, and be dead by dinner.

Sunday morning. The weekends go by too fast, even when I do nothing. It's 4:30 and I'm still up, as in...it's still Saturday night for me. Then I'll sleep late and my sleep schedule will be all effed for the rest of the week. I'm nocturnal, what can I say? I just wasn't meant for the rat race. Maybe the bat race. It works because they rhyme, see?

So I have a list for Sunday. Gotta do laundry and hopefully get the oil changed and I gotta go buy some healthy groceries. I was planning on going to Whole Foods to scoff at the prices and be stared at by yuppies. I'll prolly still do that so I can try to find some of that Amazing Grass shit everyone keeps talking about. Me and veggies aren't exactly pals, so I gotta try to get the good stuff in through sneaky and expensive ways.

You know, the first time I did Weight Watchers, I lost like 40 pounds in four months before I quit and gained back 80. But...I only did it online, and I didn't really know anything about it except that you get a number of points and you eat that much and that's it. I didn't know anything about the weekly 35 or the Healthy Guidelines or any of that shit. I wouldn't eat all day then have a whole medium thin-crust Pepperoni Pizza from Pizza Hut and call it a day. Best.Diet.Ever.

Then one day some buzzkill's all like "well what about your daily oil? and what about your fruits and veggies? and what about blah blah blah?" and I'm all "...but...what?" Too much information, dudez. Trying to ration out points for stuff I hate fucking sucked and the next thing I knew I was back to my old ways.

So then I spent a brick of time yesterday all like "Man, I should just go back to my old-school rebel Weight Watchers way...that shit worked!" But like, that's probably not healthy. And I think at this point in my life, I need to be less concerned with getting thin (ha!) and more concerned with getting healthy. Because my health is for shit. I'm diabetic, which I'm sure is no shock to anyone here, but more than that, I'm like DIABETIC 2 the EXXXTREME! I'm 31 and I take a shot and 2 pills a day JUST for diabetes. Then pills for cholesterol and my impending heart explosion AND...an aspirin a day. That's a lot of shit. And I HATE taking pills. But taking a cholesterol pill every day is easier than choking down oatmeal every morning because I hate that too. I hate a lot of shit.

I need to get over it. I've eaten pretty much every bad food in the world, so I guess it's time to move on. Time to eat the green junk. Ugh.

I'll start with giving up sugar. That's the plan this week. Nothing with sugar unless it's like...fruit. I can do that. I love fruit. And I wanna try to have smaller dinners. I am a points hoarder and I routinely come home from work with about 20-25 points in my back pocket. That's over a thousand calories in one meal. Too much.

Optimism. No birthdays or potlucks this week. OPTIMISM!

16 comments:

Amie said...

Jim Gaffigan! (I think that's his name) Funny, funny man! I need to try the Amazing Grass stuff, but I'm afraid/pretty sure I won't like it...and I'm cheap. Good luck on your changes! You sound pretty determined, which is a great thing.

*Kristine* said...

Find what works for you Tricia :)

You can do whatever you set your mind to once you find what works.

TJ said...

you can do it my friend. If WW works for me, it can work for you. :) I sound like a TV ad.....lol

Amalily said...

I need to give up sugar badly I am also type 2 diabetic but thankfully I only have to take pills(I am trying my hardest to keep it that way or be diabeties free all together). If you learn any tips to giving up sugar I would love to hear them.

Learning to be Less said...

Hot Pockets are the way to go to get veggies. They are full of nutrients. They are especially delicious when they come out of the radiation box in the kitchen and you bite down on that rock and the insides spill out and scold your mouth and tongue so you can taste nothing else for hours. Always money and points well spent.

Welcome to the dark side - the dark green, leafy side. You will come to see our ways as delicious (or at least tolerable with salad dressings or butter).

*Fitcetera* said...

I hope you find what works for you Tricia.
Just keep trying to find it.
If you've lived off a certain kind of food it's hard to change overnight so be patient with yourself.
TJ has some good eats on her site. Have you tried her stuff?
Good Luck!

Shelley said...

Tricia, dieting is such a mental thing...and it sounds like you are in a good spot to do this. I'm rooting for you - and amazed that you are going to try that Amazing Grass - I can't bring myself to taste it yet!

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I'll tell you one of my secrets (no, not the cross-dressing one): use this space to make yourself more accountable. Weigh in each week and throw those numbers up here bigger than sh*t. If you're anything like me (and let's face, you're exactly like me in every way), that'll help drive you to good behavior. I hate the thought of posting a gain.

Good luck, Tricia. You know I'm rooting for ya.

Dana said...

I hope you find what works for you! The Amazing Grass is delicious! I think you can only get it online tho. There are tons of recipes out there, I drink it every morning!

Losing Waist! said...

Huh? Amazing grass? For a second my mind went in the wrong direction... Healthy yuppies...healthy hippies ...granola ...grass ...everyone's talking about it... NO DON'T DO IT- the munchies are not good! Then I realized you were just talking about another food.

I think you have the right idea with making a little step. If you threw out everything at once it might push you over the edge. Fruit is nice to rely on because of the slow glycemic release, especially apples. Maybe one change every week (or two if it is a big one)? I have a few things to drop still, and fake sugar is next on the list... and I am not happy about it one bit. Knowing that it could be one of the many possible migraine triggers though, keeps me motivated to do it when it is time (two or three days from now, I have forgotten which).

I agree with Jack Sh*t about using the blog for accountability! You have an especially feisty group of blog friends who would love to help you with the accountability part.

I have a web site for you. The stuff that I have seen you sending around... I thought I might possibly add to your collections. Insulting gift tags, and cards that name the receiver- DOUCHEBAG, FUCKER, ASSHOLE...

PrettyBitter.com

If you don't already know about it- you will thank me later!!

Sara said...

Bippity, Boppity, Bacon!

I hope that you're finding a route to better health that works for you, Tricia.

Tantra Flower said...

I know this is going to sound so corny, but I really do believe in you. I really really really do. You can get off those pills; you can get healthy. You can and you will!

~ugly girl with a beautiful heart~ said...

Good luck! We're with ya hon.

wildfluffysheep said...

Yeah what jack said and Losing waist...
you just gotta do whatever it takes missus. look at me doing all the right stuffs and still gaining. bring it on....

Anonymous said...

I, too, am a point hoarder. It bites me in the ass everytime. I have so many points in the evening that I'm too full to eat all my points. Then i end up eating like 4 poptarts to make up the points, and it's just a downhill slope to not counting points at all. I feel ya--totally. Love your blog! Maybe we can both do better. Here's hopin'!

screwdestiny said...

Good luck with the giving up sugar. I've done that before and it's frickin' hard. Not only because of the cravings, but because almost *everything* has added sugar in it. Like bread. And pizza sauce. And just tons of stuff I didn't expect. My body did thank me for it though, for the while that I stuck to it.

And about hating a ton of food. I used to be uber picky. I didn't hate all healthy food, but I hated a lot of it, as well as a lot of other really common foods. Then one day I decided I was going to make myself like a lot of them. And you know what? It worked pretty well. Now I am able to eat a lot of the foods I used to hate, without really minding them. Some, I even really enjoy in the right dishes. So maybe you should give that a try. Their are some really great recipes out there for jazzing up oatmeal. :-)

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