Trek Women
January 25, 2009

What's the buzz...

You know when you eat a lot of garbage, you just feel like crap. And then you just want to eat more because you figure, what the heck, I’ve already blown it, might as well go for broke and a Chipotle burrito with guac and sour cream.

 

I’m more than 2 weeks back on the Weight Watchers wagon and I don’t feel like crap. In fact, I’m feeling pretty fine and the weight is starting to come off. I’m bike commuting to work every day (even in the frigid temps), teaching spin, taking classes at the gym, and cooking up a fresh, non-processed-food storm. Between eating better and exercising, I’ve got a healthy little buzz going on. How did I forget that part? I literally have an internal energy hum happening.

 

Next week will be a big challenge though – I’m going to a conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. It’s going to be tough, but I’m ready. I’ve packed some instant regular oatmeal packets to have for breakfast and Fiber 1 bars to have as a treat every night instead of indulging in dessert. The conference center is rustic and doesn’t have a gym – so I’m bringing sneakers and sweats for daily power walks.  On past biz trips, I usually cave by day 2; but this time, I’m gonna make it. I don’t want to lose my buzz. I’ll let you know how I fare!

Comments

Good luck - sometimes business trips are the worst for me. Sometimes the trips are the only time I get to the gym. The last two weeks, I brought the gear, only to end up seeing which restaurants had the better cheesecakes . . .

Stay with it!

Posted by: Jeff | Jan 25, 2009 10:26:19 PM

Good luck...on sticking to plan...I really enjoy your entries...

Posted by: jeanmarie | Jan 26, 2009 6:58:54 PM

great informative blog.. will refer my friends too..

Posted by: Custom Essays | Jan 28, 2009 5:58:40 AM

Hi, I have been reading your blogs for several weeks now. Can I get a little advice from you? I really need to loose some major weight(over 100 pounds). I've worked with a dietitian individually in the past and lost some weight. I've considered weight watcher lately. What do you think, which one wouldl be better? thanks Kimberlee

Posted by: Kimberlee | Jan 30, 2009 10:17:43 PM

Hi Kimberlee,
First off, I'm not a doctor, and most experts will tell you to consult your doctor first. So, don't sue me for my thoughts is what I'm telling you :)

Here's what I like about Weight Watchers vs. anything else that I've tried. It's easy to incorporate into your life, it gives you accountability because you weigh in every week, and it's probably less than a dietician ($40/month if you buy a monthly pass).

But the part I like is the community of the others at the meetings. We help each other brainstorm how to overcome challenges, we celebrate victories and we cheerlead when our friends (or me) are struggling. I'm not a group kind of person and it works for me.

Every week, we talk about a topic to help us on our journey. WW really helps me work out all the mental and emotional baggage that I have associated with food and my weight. I'm not sure if dieticians take that well-rounded approach.

The key is to find a good meeting with an inspiring meeting leader. I've been to some duds, and so I found other ones to go to.

I think a dietician's plan and WW have in common is that you have to prepare your food and understand calories, fiber, fat, etc. of what you're eating. I always wonder what happens when people go off the systems that send you the meals. You have to cook again - I think I'd go on a crazy binge.

Kimberlee, whichever route you go, I wish you GREAT SUCCESS!!! Put the effort in and you'll see results.

Best, Laura


Posted by: Laura | Jan 31, 2009 1:27:16 PM

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