Ongoing Challenges

I haven’t written anything on here since January.  That’s kind of pathetic.  I hope you all are doing well.

My life has been pretty crazy the past few months.  Lots of upheaval with work and in my personal life.

And my weight is pissing me off.  Yet I can’t seem to come up with the energy or drive to do anything about it.  But it’s reaching the point where it’s keeping me from doing things that I really want to do.  Like go see Matchbox Twenty tomorrow night.  I hate having to worry again about how squishy the seats are going to be.  It makes me sad and puts even more stress and anxiety on myself.

But I’m still in the area of trying to figure out how to balance eating more natural and healthy with losing weight the way I need to.  For several months I ate almost nothing but organic, natural foods, but I have major problems with portion control and being hungry all the time, so my weight just kept creeping up.  And when you combine that with higher fat foods (instead of the processed low fat, low calorie, etc. crap I was eating on my Weight Watchers journey before) that’s a recipe for disaster in the weight department.  And I’m sorry, but I just can’t survive on a diet of veggies alone.  However, after going so long with eating the more natural foods, I have a really hard time seeing the ingredients in the things I used to eat and still purchasing them.  Just can’t do it.

So I’ve put blinders on and have been eating out a lot where I can’t see the ingredients and have been living in la-la land. Haha  But I really need to start making an effort again and start cooking more often.

In my personal life, I’m not seeing the guy that I was seeing when I wrote on here last.  He’s an amazing guy and was very good to me,  but things just didn’t work out for us.  I’m very glad that we’re still friends, though.  I am seeing someone else now, though, and have been for about the last two months.  He’s a great guy and we have a lot in common.  Even went to the same elementary school and high school though he’s several years older than I am.  We’ve been spending a lot of time together and I’m going to get to meet his daughter and his parents this weekend.

It seems I’m going to see a live production of Rocky Horror tomorrow night.  That should be interesting.  And my mom is currently in the hospital after having knee replacement surgery on Tuesday.  This is her second time as she had the other knee done a few years ago.  She seems to be doing well, though, and should hopefully get to come home tomorrow.

Well, that’s it for me.  Take care.

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6 Responses
  1. Lyn says:

    So glad to hear from you!! I was wondering how you were doing. It is always hard to get started with the weight loss but to me, it gets easier as time goes on, as long as I don’t eat ANY junk. Junk makes it harder.

    Anyway, I hope to see you posting a little more often. Take care :)
    Lyn´s last blog post ..“What Are You DOING???”

    • Pamela says:

      Thank you, Lyn! It’s great to hear from you! I completely understand. My problem though is that sometimes if I cut myself off completely from certain things then I start getting resentful and angry and have even more trouble staying on plan. Kind of what happened to me last time, I think. Such a fine balance. I do know that I feel better the less processed sugar and candy and sweets I eat, though.

  2. Diana says:

    Oh my gosh! You posted! Do you know how many times I’ve thought about you, wondering how you’re doing. A lot!

    I’m so happy that you found someone you like and are having fun with him. It sounds like you’re getting out there and enjoying life. That’s really what it’s all about.

    I hear you on the eating organic, natural. I look at some of the junk I use to eat and am totally disgusted by it. However, just like you, organic and natural doesn’t always equal weight loss.

    Anyway, I’m very happy that you’ve found happiness and your life is going well. Live, laugh and love. That’s what it’s all about.

    Take care. Miss you. :)
    Diana´s last blog post ..She’s alive!

  3. Anne says:

    Hi Pamela

    Just wanna let you know how happy I am for hearing from you. Good to hear that you are well and havn’t given up on caring for yourself through good foods – sometimes I wish that I was better at going the only whole foods way, but coke zero still has business from me everyday – I guess that I am more concerned with weight than other health, but I have no more idea than the next person where you get the best healht benefit.

    Anyway – good to know that you are out there living life, after all that is what it is all about


  4. Natalie says:

    Carry on living life to the max otherwise what is the point!!
    Natalie´s last blog post ..Should You Buy Naturaful From Amazon?

  5. Grace says:

    So nice to see a recent post. I think many of us were hoping for updates haha. Go live and smile hun. x
    Grace´s last blog post ..Is Garcinia Cambogia At Costco The Best?

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