Almond Joy Candy Bar/0 - Katie/1 (I'm winning!)

As many of you know, for the last month or so, I have been working on changing my death by cardiac arrest ensuring lifestyle into a don't be an unhealthy fatty forever type of lifestyle.
It's been going relatively well. As yet, I have not hit any large scary snafus.

This is not to say that I haven't had a bit of a hiccup in the plan now and again (Almond joy candy bar- how can I resist that? I can't. Not yet. That being said, I only had one as opposed to one bag full as the old me would have done and not given it another thought.)

I still sometimes make a poor decision about what I put in my mouth (insert dirty joke here -pervert) ahem, I mean where food choices are concerned. But slowly, ever so slowly, I make more and more good choices about what I eat.

I have dieted countless times in my life. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't but one thing remains true about all the diets I have ever been on. I WASN'T READY for them: I wasn't ready to make a change in not just my diet, but my life. Until I was mentally, physically, and emotionally ready (like I am now) those diets were doomed to fail. And fail they did. And with pizazz. Over and over again.

I read this post The Accidental Addict over at Good Golly Miss Holly. It's a great post and it got me thinking about my addictions to food. I constantly use food to feed my feelings.

Sad? Cupcakes will make me happy! (through the first bite)

Angry? A great big bowl of Cap'n Crunch will cheer me up. (Until my jaws hurt from chewing)

Jealous? A candy bar and a huge glass of Coke will pacify the jealous streak! (Until both are gone and I feel worse about being such a glutton in the first place. Then I feel worthless because of what I've eaten, then guess what? I have another emotion to throw food at. It is an ugly, never ending cycle)

I have learned to allow myself to actually FEEL my emotions instead of trying to diminish them with calories.
I have learned its okay to be sad, angry and jealous. Now I feel what I need to feel, deal with the emotion and move on. Like a healthy person.

Like the healthier person I am learning to become.

I update the tab up top less weight = more Kate every Tuesday after I weigh in - if you would like to keep up with my journey.

If you have changed your lifestyle and would like to record your success here, please let me know. I would love to have a group of people here to support each other.

I would love to hear your stories about weight loss and the lessons you've learned that have made a big difference in the quest for weight loss or better health.

Also, go visit Lucy and link to her FAT TO FIT blog hop.  


  1. I have searched through the weight watchers books and cannot find any mention of how many points *ahem* is, and have therefore deduced that it is free and you can eat as much of that as you like. tell your husband he owes me big...

  2. I'm so proud of you! You're an inspiration, you are!

  3. New follower here, thanks to the blog hop.

    You are making steps in the right direction! Keep it up!

  4. All the best Katie... you can do this.

  5. That sounds great! You have motivated me. I really want to lose 10-15 pounds by the end of the year but I also want a bowl of Frosted Flakes right now. It's after 9:00 at night!

    I like your blog's new look!

  6. It was a great post. Well done Holly. And good on you for taking that insight and turning into something tangible for yourself.

  7. Reading that I don't know if I'm sad or jeolous most of the time hehehhe (just started following you!)

  8. Me? I need to work out. But haven't gotten the motivation. So you're a major step (or five) ahead of me.

    Love the new blog look, by the way!

  9. Mmmmmmm Candy!! LOL Way to fight tmeptation!
    Your newest follower!
    Hope you visit soon

  10. Well done, it takes just one step in the right direction.

  11. I don't think I necessarily eat to feed my feelings. Well - most of my feelings. Sometimes I find myself eating when I'm not even hungry. When I examine why I'm even eating then, I realize it's out of boredom.

    A friend of mine gave me a bunch of her leftover Halloween candy so she wouldn't have it around and eat it all. So what I do? I sat around and ate a bunch of it today. Ugh!


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