Friday, January 8, 2010

Project “Me”

This Project was given to us on Monday as homework for the week. I has been great today seeing what others have said, seeing that you aren’t the only one with these thoughts and problems.

I have always been overweight since I can remember. And I think that I am one of the odd ones who really doesn’t care what other people think of me for the way I look. But I would like to be more healthy and I would like to be smaller, but even “my” goal weight is so much more than so many people.

What about 2009 (and beyond) did not work?
I will start next week because I this, that, or the other this week. An all of nothing attitude.

What were my goals?
I didn’t set any.

Did I fall short of achieving them? If so, why?
Since I had always fallen short in the past it was easier to just not make them anymore.

What were my biggest obstacles?
Me making the time and being lazy. The time to prepare healthy food, the time to exercise – I could always find something else I would rather do. Or a reason to not do it.

Eating out – I had a lot of evening meetings so we would go to dinner. And I like to eat. My biggest downfall is appetizers and meals. I don’t really eat a lot of desserts and snacks, but I love my bread, pasta, and salad with lotso dressing!

What were my patterns?
To try, have an off day and that one day would snowball, and give up.

What was my “rock bottom” moment?
It was really a moment but a month of small things. Pictures, flights, clothes being to0 tight.

What are my bad habits?
Social eating, every event revolving around the food.

What has worked?
Weight Watchers, journaling what I eat. Allowing myself on “free” evening a week.

Here is to a weekend of not letting myself over indulge on the party yummies!!


  1. wow Carrie, reading this I could relate to a lot of your struggles. I have had the same!

    Here's to a great challenge for us!

  2. It is hard to change your bad habits and make the new ones into good habits but you can do it. The sisterhood is a great place to get support and encouragement.

  3. I'm so glad you joined us and did "Project Me"! To me, that free day was key. I ate what I wanted and I removed the power that food had over me. I began to feel like I had the choice of whether or not I wanted to eat something and then all of a sudden, my free days (when they weren't set aside for a birthday party or holiday) became healthier choices, because that's what I actually wanted! Crazy. Stick with it sister, even if you have an off-day, the next day is a new one! stick with us, we're a fun group of girls and we'll carry you through i promise!