Thursday, November 20, 2008

Lost & Found

During my Food Network orgy last weekend, I kept seeing these Herbal Magic Weight Loss commercials (no, I am not considering Herbal Magic, calm down already).

The ads show a woman going to the Lost & Found department saying she had lost herself. Those ads spoke to me, I really identified with that sentiment. I miss my younger, skinnier self and it makes me sad. I guess those ads also tell me that it is a pretty common feeling.

I can't get the youth back, but it seems like I should be able to get at least a little bit of the "skinnier" back. I thought that I was doing pretty good this week, food-wise, but the scale just keeps going up. Which really kills the motivation. I think that I could keep a handle on my eating if I actually saw results in the form of a lower number on the scale. But when those results don't show up, I really have to fight the "I might as well just eat chocolate" mentality.

The battles are waged with varying levels of success - tonight a few cookies slipped in under the radar. But I live to fight another day, so I guess that's something.

How do you fight your battle?


Anonymous said...

daily, sure, but also moment by moment.

trying to make good choices as each passes and NOT looking backwards and beating myself up over oreosslippedin.

the Bag Lady said...

Definitely hear you on this front! It can be discouraging to think you are consistently making the right choices, but don't see a result on the scale.

Just keep making the right choices, and don't beat yourself up for the occasional slip. (Oh, wait, isn't that was Mizfit said? Must be right then!)

Unknown said...

What Miz and Bag Lady said:)

I think there's something to not paying attention to the numbers.

There's nothing wrong with getting on the scale and all that- but maybe not be too concerned with it unless it changes considerably. I get on the scale just to make sure that I don't let myself slide and start going way up or something- I think as long as you're feeling good about your choices and all, then you're definitely in the right direction.

Angela Power said...

Whenever I feel like I want to throw in the towel, I remind myself that there's no point in even thinking that nonsense because I know myself enough well enough to know that I'll come crawling back and be pissed at myself for wasting time and prolonging the fight longer than it has to be.

Forgive and move on I says! :-)

Anonymous said...


My name's Dave; I represent Herbal Magic. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the feedback on our ads. Glad you like them!