Weight Loss Whinge – Is it Okay to Quit?
I’m a somewhat busy person. I have three kids. I like to keep a reasonably tidy and somewhat sanitary home. On top of that, I try to have the odd interest outside of child rearing. But I really don’t want that outside interest to be measuring and weighing food. I’m so bored with the whole food thing that I’ve almost given up eating entirely (I’m only allowed 26 Weight Watchers points, so it’s not much of a loss), and my mood swings from vague and distant to shouty and angry. My husband scurries from room to room, avoiding all eye contact for fear of suffering another verbal onslaught.
And I’m bloody well sick of chopping veggies. I love veggies, but have you ever tried to sustain a good mood on pumpkin? The joy takers at Weight Watchers HQ have determined pumpkin to be a ‘free’ food, which means I can eat as much of it as I want, so naturally I find myself having a side serving of pumpkin with every meal – just to try and achieve that elusive full feeling.
Like now, for instance. I am just too bored with food to compile my bulgur wheat salad that is cluttering all my bench space, so I’m blowing all my dinner allowance on peanut butter on toast instead. With a side serving of roasted pumpkin. But I’m actually being quite decadent, because I have allowed myself a treat of 1/4 cup of skim milk in my Earl Grey.
If I had more time, I guess I could plan my menu for the week in advance, but once the kids have gone to bed I really want to do nothing more taxing than a spot of Facebooking while trying to ignore my unsatisfied appetite – not torture myself with photos of food.
So what should I do? I’ve paid for three months membership so I can’t give up now, and I’m still 8 kilos from my goal weight. Will my joy magically return along with the guilt of overeating?
Thank goodness pumpkin is in season.
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