Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 167 - Do 12 x 3 shoulder lifts....

Sorry i'm so late posting this evening.  Had a union annual general meeting to attend so just getting home and settled for the evening now.  How's everyone doing this evening?  I have had a couple of off days.  Even though I think I am eating correctly when I don't have my scale with me and guess at portions it can get a bit dicey.

I tried a package of the weight control instant oatmeal for breakfast and all I can say is I know why they call it weight control.  It tastes so terrible that if you were to use it everyday you'd lose just because you couldn't eat it.  It was the most horrible tasting oatmeal I have ever eaten and I am not a fussy eater.  Yuck won't eat again, and besides it has more calories than the regular kind.  Go figure.

1 pkg weight control oatmeal (140 calories)
1/2 cup 1% milk (40 calories)
1 peaches fruit cup (70 calories)

5 oz coleslaw with 2 tablespoons calorie wise dressing (100 calories)
4 oz cottage cheese (90 calories)
8 oz V8 juice (70 calories)
1/2 cup diet jello

4 oz baked chicken breast (140 calories)
1/2 cup mashed potatoes w/2 tablespoons gravy (190 calories)
4 oz steamed peas and carrots (85 calories)
1 dinner bun w/1 teaspoon butter (95 calories)
1 small piece butter tart square (65 calories)

I thought a lot last night about the lady that wanted to weigh 1000 pounds and really couldn't come up with one good reason why any person would want to do that.  She has a 14 year old son, can you imagine his embarrassment among his peers.  And not only that she had her 4 year old daughter when she weighed 500 pounds.  I can't even imagine why any doctor would even allow someone that heavy to get pregnant.  The chances of survival for that child must have been impossible.  Curiosity got the better of me and I had to see what kind of a website this type of person would be a model for.  I was totally disgusted with what I saw and realized that I never want to look like that and just made me all the more motivated.  I am going to post the website here but I have to warn you that the content is totally and utterly disgusting so go there at your own risk.  I'm not posting this in support of this woman but rather so you can maybe get motivated such as I am because I never, ever want to look that way.  Please do not feel you need to view this site and again I warn you the material is graphic and terribly offending:

I'm glad I only weight what I am now.  I hate being two people but I can not imagine being 4.


  1. Have you tried regular oatmeal with a splash of milk, cinnamon [or brown sugar] or plain white sugar? It is incredibly tasty, fruit doesn't add much in the way of calories - why purchase something that already exists in low cal form?

    I didn't go to the website and I won't. It is disgusting - but she may have gotten pregnant without her Dr.'s knowledge and been too far along before he knew - so you can't really blame him. Amazing she actually gave birth to a healthy baby. Thank goodness.

    Also amazing - what the media will draw people to do - like try and hit 1000 lbs. ick.

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