Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Asking For Help!!

Hello there blog readers!!!
I know it has been a couple days, or even weeks, since I wrote.  I am working a very awesome, but challenging job and  haven't had as much time to blog as I want.  However, I am hoping that in the coming weeks, that will change.  I know how much doing this blog keeps me accountable for what I am eating and what I am choosing to do.

With that said, I am lost.  I am eating in a dining hall that is all you can eat.  There is a starbucks super close.  And I have no will power because I am stressed.

I wrote the following letter to my team today, because I knew SOMETHING had to be done. 

Hello OD Team,

I am feeling very distressed because I got on the scale today and weighed in at 167.  That's almost 6 pounds that I have gained since I arrived at Institute.  I have been sitting here pondering how much weight I will gain if I keep up these eating patterns and the truth is, I can't.  I have worked too hard to get to where I am to lose it now.  The food, huge coffee, party stops NOW!

So, here is where you come in.  I need you to remind me... In polite ways, not yelling or "stopping" me, but reminding me that I can make good choices.

Here are my current downfalls:
1) Hamburgers and Fried
2) Honey mustard on EVERYTHING
3) 2 plates full of food
4) Dessert
5) LOTS of soda

I don't need judgement about what I am eating, but a "Do you really want that?" or "Have you written things down today" or perhaps, "Did you see the other healthier option on the other end?"

I know that this might be a lot to ask, but I can't give up now.  I was so close to being under 160 and I want to get back to that. 

I appreciate your helping me in this goal of mine... PPA to the max! :-)

Happy Wednesday!


 So, now I ask YOU... the people who read this blog, to also help me out.  Send me an encouraging note or suggestions.  Help me get through this rough patch and back on the wagon.  I could really use your support right now.  :-) 

It's time for bed... I hope to hear from YOU soon!  


  1. You can do it Emily! I once heard someone say that nothing tastes as good as being skinny...so when you want the 'bad' food, try to remind yourself of all your hard work and how good it feels when you resist the temptations and are rewarded with weight loss. Always easier said than done, but worth a try. I find your success to be very inspiring so, if anything, keep up the good work and be a role model for the rest of us. - Clarissa

  2. I found this somewhere online: PATIENCE. Let's be realistic here. You won't drop two jean sizes in one day. You won't lose 50 pounds in one month. You're going to binge every now and then. You will go a day or two without working out. Your weight is going to fluctuate here and there. You're going to try new techniques, and they're not going to work. You're a human being. You're going to fail. But nothing great is ever accomplished without a few obstacles. JUST KEEP GOING!