Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.


Weighing In

I think I mentioned that one of my goals this year is to lose weight. *sigh* I haven’t decided yet what weight loss program to use, but I’ve been checking.

I know I shouldn’t need help. It’s just logical, isn’t it? All I have to do is burn more calories than I ingest, and all the extra uglies should melt away.

But since logic doesn’t have a lot to do with why I don’t look the way I want (emotional eating, anyone?)  I’ve been looking for help online.

Weight Watchers is $20 (or so) a month.

HCG injections cost around $6-$7 a day. (The drops are less expensive, I believe, but have been told they don’t work as well.) ($180/mo)

I read someplace that Jen and Nutri can cost up to $500 per month. (They supply the food so you don’t have to be tempted at the grocery store. And with an empty wallet, you don’t have to worry about stopping by Mickey D’s.)

There are a few freebies out there. I found several Pro-Ana sites. Those are websites that promote anorexia nervosa. How not to eat. How to fool your parents.

Here are a few tips and tricks I found. Some are good ideas, some aren’t.

Good ideas:

  • Water, water, water. Drink lots of water.
  • Keep a food diary. Statistics prove that people who keep track of everything they put in their mouths lose weight in just a few days.
  • Exercise every little bit, several times a day. You’ll burn calories and it’s hard to eat while you’re working out. (If I’d just work out every day, it would help!)
  • Peppermint is a natural appetite suppressant. (Try peppermint tea between meals insteady of candy.)

Not such a good idea, but made me grin:

  • If your parents insist you eat, get up before they do. Make toast, crumble it on the counter tops and in a plate, put most of it down the garbage disposal. Leave a mess, they’ll never guess. (This supposes that the parents are too busy or stupid to notice rib and hip bones sticking out.)
  • Eat in front of a mirror. Or eat in front of a mirror with your clothes off.   (Warning: This might be frowned upon in public.)
  • Smoke instead of eating. (Is anyone really that stupid? After a while, they wouldn’t have to worry about calories because they’d be too busy having chemo.)

I said they were b-a-d, didn’t I? 🙂

Happily, I found a another website called Hungry Girl. Check it out. She knows her healthy weight loss stuff!

HG has some wonderful suggestions about how to order at a fast food restaurant. Here they are–

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