Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Don't grocery shop when you're hungry

How many times have I read that little diet tip? Probably a thousand times and probably it was always written by a skinny woman who never had food issues. Today I did not follow follow this rule and ended up spending way more than I planned to spend at the grocery store and bringing home way more food than I planned to. Everything looked so good.

I've gained and lost weight over and over and over again over the years. My first big weight loss was in college when I did NutriSystem. Then, after I gained it all back I lost it again eating a very low fat diet. At the time Weight Watchers had a plan called Fat and Fiber and that worked, for a while. Yet again, I gained all the weight back until I had success with low carb and Atkins before my wedding. I ate anything I wanted on my honeymoon and never got my eating back under control and so I gained all the weight back. I made a New Year's resolution to lose it all again in 2006 but less than a month later I found out that I was pregnant. Oddly, pregnancy was the best diet I've ever been on! In those early months I just had no appetite and was throwing up all the time. I lost 15 pounds without even trying. I gained the 15 back plus another 10 and haven't lost any of it since having QT over a year ago. Now that's depressing.

Here's my question, why did I have no appetite for all those months? Was it the pregnancy hormones? Why can't doctors figure out what made me feel that way and then just inject me with that so that I just no longer really wanted to eat? Why o why can't it just be that simple?

Right now I'm mulling over going to get the Cool Ranch Doritos out of the kitchen so that I can enjoy munching on them while catching up on my reading. The only thing stopping me is all that Dorito dust that sticks to your fingers.

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