Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm a foodie

So I've made it through another weekend without over-eating. Hurrah! (Gotta celebrate the little things).

Here's the sitch: I'm going to sunny Mexico for a wedding in March. It's a friend's wedding, so several of my friends will be going as well. Which means I'm very, very excited for the good times we'll all have in the sun and the sand and the surf.

However, despite the anticipation of good times, there's this little voice in the back of my head that calls out to me: "YOUR FRIENDS ARE GOING TO SEE YOU IN A BATHING SUIT?!?? REALLY?!?"

So, yeah. This would be the reason why I've joined Weight Watchers online. And I know I sound like one of the MANY that jumps on the January band-wagon and falls off by the beginning of Feb... but this time, I'm really serious. Seriously.

Actually, as much as I hate "diets" and the diet mentality and the obsession that comes along with it, I've learned something new this time around on Weight Watchers. I've got a whole new awareness. Of how much I eat. How much I drink. Whether I'm really hungry or just bored.It's pretty interesting.

I mean, I'm a total foodie. I LOVE food. (As I'm sure you're all aware, since I write about food quite often). So, I can't diet. It just doesn't work for me. However, this time around, I'm still enjoying all the foods I love, but in smaller doses. Normal-people doses. Which means it doesn't necessarily feel like a "diet" to me.

So even when the trip is over in March, I'll most likely still be conscious of what I'm eating. And I'm thinking that before I know it... I'll be looking pretty darn hot.

(Or at the very least, I'll be my ideal weight.)


  1. It sounds like you have got your head into a very good space. I think total deprivation is not the answer; it is not the realy world. Smaller portions of what you like is very real and much easier to follow. Just eat those things you love, slower. It gives a new level of self awareness. I have had this battle myself and am into smaller portions too.

  2. Good for you, Hez. I've thought about weight watchers myself. It sounds like it's really working for you.