Friday, November 27, 2009

Update - No Weigh In

Too chicken to weigh in. I know I would have gained and next week won't be much better. There are going to be a lot of meals out over the next few days and I have been over-eating and not exercising.

I can't do this alone and online support doesn't do it for me. I need face-to-face personal support. That means either Overeater's Anonymous or Weight Watchers. I have experience with both and have decided to go with Weight Watchers. OA doesn't have weigh-ins and doesn't allow you to even talk about your weight, plus I don't like how restrictive they are. OA pushes the "grey sheet" which means no white flour or white sugar and because of the binge eating training I've gotten, I know that restricting anything can bring on a binge.

There are issues with WW as well - the cost for one and I dislike how they push their products. However, they have scales, they promote healthy eating and I'll get the face to face support I need. I'll need to wait to see how much, if anything, we get for the holidays. Also, the WW scales only go to 600 pounds, so I want to be in the 500's before I start. I'm looking at the first of the year when they'll probably have special registration.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your program. I've never done WW but I am a member of OA and I feel the need to comment on some of what you wrote.

    I know all about greysheet and flour and sugar. Been there, done that. OA, as an organization no longer distributes that food plan or any other specific food plan. We do have "Dignity of Choice", which outlines a number of food plans but does not include specific foods, just categories of foods. For what it's worth, I've been maintaining a 135 weight loss for 6 years. I started out no flour or sugar but now, it's just no sugar. The flour products I eat are weighed or measured. Today, I don't feel the need to binge on these.

    In OA there are meetings and sponsors that push the no flour and sugar theme but OA takes no position on these. Frankly, if I was sponsoring you and your nutritionist had you eating these, I could live with that. Ultimately, the question you have to answer is this: Am I willing to give up the foods that drive me to overeater no matter which foods they turn out to be?


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