Category Archives: Eating

And Now I Understand What My Problem Is!

I have been agonizing over the fact that I have been gaining weight.

And then today I got the email below and I had a real aha! moment. Now I know the reason for my misfortune. I knew that the amount of food I have been consuming and the lack of exercise, could not possibly be the reasons.

I just discovered this important info below. Please share with all your friends.
I don’t know WHY I didn’t figure this out sooner!!!!!
It’s the shampoo I use in the shower!
When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and (duh!)
Printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning,
No WONDER I have been gaining weight!!!
Well! I have gotten rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn    dish soap instead. Its label reads:


Problem solved! If I don’t answer the phone . . . I’ll be in the shower!

See you guys later. I am off to buy some dish soap! I could use some weight loss fairies.

Or some Joy.

Fairy Dish Soap
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Look What We Found Hiding Under Our Sink…
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Filed under Eating, Posts by Susie, Weight Loss

Want to Lose Weight? Buy New Clothing.

I don’t know how it is for others. For me it seems to be a no fail plan. I go out, spend a fortune some money on new clothing and then I seem to find the motivation to stop stuffing my face start watching my food intake.

I was thinking about it (something I do way too often) and came to the conclusion that it is probably not that simple.

It’s kind of like the which came first, the chicken or the egg, debate. Do you lose weight because you have bought new clothing that fits you and you feel good wearing them? Or did you buy the clothing in the first place because you were feeling better about yourself and that feeling better was the impetus for the clothing buying and the weight losing? (You might need to reread that a few times for it to make sense.)

Or maybe it’s a little bit of both rolled into one. Either way, it doesn’t matter. I had enough of the uncomfortable feeling of mushing my fat rolls every time I sit down. (And yes, I know, too much information.)

I am slowly getting back on the band wagon. It is not easy physically or mentally but I feel a bit lighter both mentally and physically.

Wish me luck.

Do you find that buying clothing is a good way to find the motivation to lose weight?

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Filed under Clothing, Eating, Motivation, Posts by Susie

Accountability: Does It Help Or Hinder?

I know what needs to be done.

I know why I want to do it.

I know how I feel now.

I know how I will feel if I get my bum in gear and do it.

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And yet, I drag my feet.

I have one false start after another.

So does accountability help or hinder? How many times have I told myself, my family and the world that this is it?

I think once I myself am fully on board I don’t need the accountability. So the question remains. When I am still on shaky ground does knowing I have put myself out there with a statement help me or hinder my efforts?

What do you guys think?



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Filed under Eating, Exercise, Goals, Posts by Susie

A Moment of Weakness

“Hey Mom!  Can we have those hot dog things in the roll things?” La asked me yesterday around lunch time.

I first of course am going through my mental catalog of hotdog things that I make in my head.  “You mean pigs in a blanket?”

“Yeah, those.  I want those for lunch,” she said with a wide Cheshire Cat grin.

“Well, let me see if I have everything I need for them…” I am sitting there mentally cussing all the bad eating I did the day before at the child’s birthday party we attended.  Hot dog, hamburger, chips, yep, I ate them all- with reckless abandon I might add.  “Crap, crap, crap” I sit there thinking whilst peering into the fridge.  Yes, we have hot dogs and crecent rolls that I need to make pigs in a blanket.  “You sure you don’t just want a regular hot dog?”  I ask hopefully.

“Nope, I want some with that roll thingy on it!”

Mentally me “Crap!”

I fished out the package of hotdogs and the package of pastry and started rolling the hot dogs up in their sinful blankets.  Popped them in the preheated oven and then waited for them to turn a golden yummy brown.

“Mom, these are really good!”  She said while stuffing her mouth full.

“Mmmmm, yes they are!” I said while mentally counting the massive amount of calories I had just ate.  You know, some people say that “food doesn’t taste as good as skinny feels”, that might be true, but those pigs in a blanket hit the spot yesterday afternoon and I only feel a teeny tiny bit guilty about it.

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Eating Properly

Anger,  Disappointment, Acceptance.


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I Can’t Bear To Face The Truth

I cannot bring myself to face the truth. I can’t bear it.

I love something that does not love me back. So why oh why do I keep submitting myself to the same torture over and over again? Isn’t there a saying somewhere that “stupidity is doing the same thing again and again but expecting a different outcome” ?

How many times and how many headaches will it take for me to give up and admit that as much as I love chocolate it does not love me back?

Apparently many many many times.


And it does not even have to be a big piece of chocolate. An itty bitty piece is enough to start a massive headache.

Here is hoping that today is the day that I finally understand that there is no point in loving something that doesn’t love you back.


Goodbye chocolate. Hope you find true love one day.

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Filed under Eating, Posts by Susie

Emotional Eating Is Too Emotional

I think that a good number of people who struggle with weight loss have an issue with emotional eating.

You know what I mean. Instead of dealing with the real issues and emotions we turn to food for comfort. We eat when we are sad, when we are tired, when we are stressed, when we are nervous, when we are ashamed ……

There really is no end to the emotions that we spurn for the comfort we think food has to offer us.


Like now, worried that I may have said something “wrong” to a friend whose husband has been in the hospital with no end in sight, the first thought that came to mind is I need to find food. Okay, I was also starving because I hadn’t eaten for hours, but that was not what I was thinking as I rummaged for food. My head was saying: “Let me fix this hole I feel inside by covering it in food.”  The foot in the mouth was not a satisfying enough meal.

Yeah that’s real smart Susie. Get a grip. Write about your emotions, acknowledge them, deal with them and then and only if you are really hungry go eat.

Fine Susie, stop talking to me, I hear you. See, I wrote this all down. Now can my gurgling stomach eat something? Please????

Is it just me that turns to food instead of dealing with the issues head on?

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Filed under Eating, Feelings, Posts by Susie