Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stubbornness...

One of my friends is off on Mondays and she called yesterday morning wanting to borrow something. I suggested that I drive down to her house to bring her the borrowed item and we head over to Cranberry and get a good walk in. She started moaning about how hot is was and how about waiting until the evening when it cooled off some. Well it wasn't really that hot by then, only in the high 70's but I said alright and she came on up. We had a nice little chat on the front porch watching her dogs and my dogs play. Then the day continued...

I was going to make one of my favorite meals but didn't. I like to brown lean ground beef patties and pour a can of mushroom soup over them and let them simmer a while. I've had this many times through this weight loss and was looking forward to it. When using WW points system it wasn't that many points, maybe 7 total with the veggies I like with them. I went online and started checking the calories. EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!! That would have been almost 600 calories. I even had the patties thawed out already. Now I know why my weight loss has been slow to non existent on WW point system lately. I am not using that system any more. That just clinched it for me. I think it was a really good way to start this mission because I could eat the things I like and still lose weight in the beginning but in the long run it just isn't a healthy way to eat.

Now let me ask you a question. But first let me explain. My friend was really complimentary about my weight loss. I had tried to get her to go on the diet with me and she said that she would just use her doctor's diet instead. (she's overweight too) Well since we started I've lost 57 pounds and she's lost 12 and that has been up and down. She was bragging that she was really watching her salt and that was the way to go and couldn't understand why she had only lost 12 and me 57. Lack of salt makes you lose weight? Does it? I know salt makes us retain water and that is really one of my downfalls. I love salt. But I've switched over to sea salt because it is saltier and I don't need quite so much to be satisfied. I know her real problem. It's the sweet tea she drinks all the time and the inch of fat she cooks in. I've tried to get her to buy a can of Pam and finally did talk her into getting olive oil instead of using crisco but she uses a cup or so of olive oil instead of a tablespoon that will work just as well. Some people are just too hard headed to any suggestions. And for some reason this person will listen to any one except me when it comes to advice. Looks like she could just look at me and see that I know what I'm talking about.

We didn't go on our walk. It was a sweltering 90 degrees at 7:00 and I didn't even call her to remind her. I just wasn't walking in that heat.

Have a great day :o)

5 comments:

Cammy said...

Friends! Did you happen to see MizFit's Monday Facetime? It was about dealing with the negativity of friends and others. Here's a link:
http://mizfitonline.com/?p=214

I think you hit the nail on the head with your change from WW. It's fantastic for transition, but for some folks, it doesn't work so well for the long haul.

Hope you get your walk in today!

MaryFran said...

You know....maybe I should figure calaries and points for a while. Maybe the point system just isn't working for my body anymore either!!!

Sparky said...

I hate the heat. Last summer while visiting relatives I got up at 6am to do my walk before it got hot. I was pretty gung ho! :) Too bad your friend does not want to follow your example. That amount of oil is frightening!

SeaBreeze said...

It can be really hard to try to take on fitness and nutrition plans with friends. Little changes can add up though, so having her using "heart healthy fat" like EVOO is a start. Good for you for your persistance.

angienicholas said...

wow thats a lot of oil to use. it's kind of scary. And some people are afraid of change and don't like to listen when they know what they are being told is true. I sometimes have to watch my self with certain foods and it is hard to break old habits but its breaking the old habits that just might save us.