A Perfect Version of Myself

Losing Weight is Hard

Merry XMas (War is Over) December 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 10:31 am

Merry Christmas everyone!  Happy New Year too, as I most likely will not be posting again in 2010.

I have every intention of blogging more in the coming year.  My life is settling back into a routine – the move is out-of-the-way, my relationship is steady and calm-like (in a good way), family stuff is sorting itself out and I’ve managed to hit the gym a few times in the last couple of weeks.

My weight was up a bit (7 lbs – those darn 7 lbs!) when I did my December weigh in last week, but I’m trying not to worry.  I have moments where I feel intensely discouraged, and then sane moments when I sit back and recognize the truth: it’s the holidays.  It’s the time of year where I’m so busy that meal planning and cooking for myself is infinitely more difficult.  It’s the time of year where parties are a-plenty and yummy treats are being offered at every turn.

Gaining weight is not good for my brain.  Even though I know it’s normal and even though I’m still trying to make the best of EACH INDIVIDUAL SITUATION, gaining weight makes me feel like a failure.  I’m reminding myself that I’m not a failure by any stretch of the imagination, I’m banning negative self-talk and I’m getting through. 

At this time of year, it’s what I can do.

So in that spirit, I wish you success over the holiday season – but I urge you to make it the kind of success that is healthy, mentally.  Don’t beat yourself up if you’re not perfect because you can’t be.  You can only be you.


Cold Turkey July 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tara @ 10:46 am

Why was I never told about turkey bacon?!

Holy crap, but that stuff is delicious.  I am not a bacon person – in fact, I haven’t had pork since I was 14 (it’s a long story and it involves my grandmother, a pork roast and Charlotte’s Web) – but this stuff is incredible!

Plus, at 25 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving, you can have two slices for 1 WW point!  This just gave Sunday breakfast a whole new chance to become my favourite meal of the week!