Monday, December 13, 2010

Combo's and Candy Cane Frenzy

HOLIDAY IAP (Indulgence Avoidance Plan):

1) Get a fill! Fill #5 scheduled for this Thursday. Why wait until January? I don't know what I was thinking. Oh, and I think Thanksgiving caught up with me. WTF? Two weeks later, but the scale is now up two pounds. Real weight gain- indulging seemed like such a good idea at the time. I keep asking my husband if the scale is saying he's gained weight (in hopes that the scale is wrong about me)- but his weight has remained the same. Goody for him. :(

2) Take down my stocking at work. My work/weekdays are when my eating is more controlled, and I rely on that. I cannot bring the goodies home, an I can't think of anywhere else to dump it. I'm fine having candy around... until I'm not. I told my boss what my plan was, and she proceeded to tell me that she thinks she ate 5,000 calories yesterday, and right now I honestly think I could the same thing.

3) Be mindful. I need to acknowledge when I'm struggling, without panicking. That's new. Weight will always be a concern for me, but hopefully not a worry. If that makes any sense. I need to be aware of what I'm putting in my mouth in the evenings and on the weekends as well as during the day. And hope my Ambien eating isn't too bad. My daughter texted me this morning to say "someone" went on a Combo's & Candy Cane frenzy last night. Hmmmm...

4) Blog and learn. Blog and learn, baby. Thanks for the thoughtful advice, I appreciate the help and support. I fully credit BOOBS for the majority of the mental success I have had in dealing with my weight issues. Having the physical help from my band is wonderful, but almost meaningless without addressing the mental emotional aspects. THANK YOU!!!


  1. I too am so thankful for BOOBS! You are so right about the support we all get from each other!

    I wouldn't stress too much about the 2 lb weight definitely have a plan in place and it will come right off.

  2. First of all, I know I have really sucked at commenting lately and I'm sorry....I'm trying to get back on the wagon.

    I think you have a great plan in place. In fact I think I'm going to make a plan for me too. I guess I never thought of making a 'plan'...I just always figured I'd muddle through and do damage control later, but a plan makes SO much more sense. DUH!!

    I love the BOOBs too. I keep hoping somebody will start posting on the BOOBs blog about getting together next year but no luck so far. I swear I check that dang page at least once a week. LOL

    The whole thing with your son and his sucks. I haven't been there (yet) so I don't have any magical words of advice....but I just wanted to say I'm sorry and send you a big hug.


  3. Good plan! The reason we will keep the weight off this time is because we know to reign it in at a few pounds up (and not 50).

  4. Take down the stocking and shove it up Miss Size Two's behind so she gains a pound. Oh that was evil huh?

  5. We're here for ya, baby. Just like you are for us. Thanks for your comment on my last whiny post. It definitely made me feel better to hear sometimes a successful bandster like you doesn't know when to get a fill. It will be nice when I have some more weight loss so when a plateau hits I won't freak out as much. I hope you have a cruise dream tonight.

  6. I hear ya sister! Can't wait to get my fill, I've been having a battle with all of the crap-o-la at work (and at home to be honest). I really hope tomorrow is the day I reach my sweet spot. I have started journaling my food again- it helps! Hang in there, your plan will work :)

  7. We can't get Combos in Canada. It's the saddest thing ever.

  8. I am so grateful for you and the others in maintenance that are sharing their struggles. I'm almost there and your experiences are really a help!

  9. I put together some information for you and wondered if you could give me your email addy so I can send it to you. My email is