Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Overeaters Anonymous Anyone?

Well I still haven't heard from the Disorderly Eating Center regarding my new councilor and next session, as Dewy told me I would. She said it would be 2 to 3 weeks and this is only week 2, so it's not like they're late but come on already, make me an appointment. Seeing that it took them 4 months to get my first appointment, I’m not expecting the phone to ring any time soon.

I did have the ever so slightest epiphany though. I realized that when I have appointments, it makes me feel like I have somebody or something holding me accountable and I stay a lot more “on task” than if I am just going it alone. That says a lot to me. It's kind of like people who join weight watchers for the meetings because then, mentally, they're being held accountable. It's something to put in my back pocket for later on down the road when I'm no longer seeing my councilor.

I had some friends from the US at my house last week(ish) and it was so easy to be derailed, especially knowing that I had no appointment to weigh-in at in the near future. There was not one morsel of food recorded. There was no plan adhered to. It was complete and utter chaotic food-ness for 5 days and I am paying the price. I gained back a good solid kilo (2.2 lbs) and a smidgeon more but I have since put myself back on track with eating at regularly scheduled intervals. Making wiser choices. Planning ahead. Drinking water.

I wondered if any of you readers out there have ever joined Overeaters Anonymous? It was something that Dewy suggested I look into here, as there is an English speaking chapter. I haven’t yet got up the guts to even google it but I would be more than happy to hear your experiences or thoughts. I don't know why I'm being such a wimp about it. I mean, I'm already reaching out for help, this is just another hand to hold, shoulder to lean on, group to speak with, right? So let me know your thoughts!

I hope you’re all having healthy, successful weeks!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Birthday To ME!

I turn 34 today and although I don't have a lot of time to write, I would like to say that by this time next year there will be a whole new Sarah staring back at me in the mirror, a Sarah who has her shiznit mentally pulled together with all things food related, or at least a heck of a lot more together than she has it right now, or even a few months ago.

That is my solemn vow to myself and to all you out there in blog world. Feel free to hold me to it next year at this time!

Hope you're all having wonderful, healthy successful weeks!

Friday, September 10, 2010

We're getting somewhere...

I had my third appointment with Dewy and they've finally decided what in the world they're going to do with me. They've decided that since I wasn't totally comfortable with group therapy, especially in Dutch, they would allow me to only go with one-on-one help. That was such a huge relief for me. The new woman I will see is also half british so another native speaker, which means there shoudn't be a language barrier. Unfortunately this woman has a waiting list (insert big fat eye roll) so I don't have my next appiontment scheduled yet but they "think" it should be only a couple of weeks. If I don't hear back in two I'm going to call.

In the meantime, I am going to continue to do what's been working for me. I will continue to eat every 2.5 to 3 hours, stick to the recommended foods and snacks and just try to lose a bit more on my own. I have maintained my loss this week, which is great.

I've finished reading "Mindless Eating" and I really cannot say enough positive, great things about that book. I am going to go through it a second time, highlighting things that "speak" to me and put their suggestions into play. What I really loved most though, and it was a surprise ending, is that at the end of the book it listed 6 or 7 of the most well known "diet" plans (Adkins, South Beach, etc.) and gave a kind of overview of what the diet entails, the positives and the negatives. It seemed extremely unbiased, which was refreshing.

So that's about it for me! I hope you are all having healthy, successful weeks!

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Congratulations are in order!!!!!

I want to give a great big shout out to Becklette for hitting her negative 90 pound mark!!! Check out her hilarious, no bull-blog and wish her the enormous congratulations that she deserves! Way to go Becklette, you're an inspiration to us all!

If I was clever enough to make you one of those fantastic badges that I see other bloggers have on their sites, I'd make you one for sure! Until I get that clever though, you'll have to settle for a very impersonal one that I snatched off of the internet. Hey, it's the thought that counts, right? 

I've noticed...

I've noticed that I have a few more followers over the last couple weeks so I just wanted to leave a short post to say welcome to my blog! Happy for you to join!

Please feel free to leave me a comment if you have a weight loss blog of your own that you'd like me to link to and, naturally, returning the favor would be appreciated.