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I am so excited

So I decided not to the the WW thing. For several reasons.

However, I do have to say that I did join Dr. Berinstein’s clinic. Basically it is medically supervised weight loss. You go for urine tests three times a week….blood tests once a month, and vitamin B injections three times a week. What does that mean? Basically there is medical professionals looking out for your health and supervising your weight loss.

So I started the program two weeks ago, and I am happy to… Continue

Added by turboturtle on February 25, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pre-Blogging Weight Watchen

**This is a post from one of my other blogging sites I had started doing. Thought I should add it on here to show things along the way!**

Yes, I am throwing myself out there, almost as bad as being thrown in a cage with lions. Haha. I am doing a lot of self-analyzing and really trying to figure things out with emotional eating. I'd love to hear any of your comments and ideas. I'm hoping to lose a pound a week....with a long way to go! So I will tell you whats working, whats… Continue

Added by Kellie on February 25, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

biting the bullet

down 1.6…only about 60 more to go.

Added by turboturtle on February 20, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments


So today I feel inspired. Reading everybody else’s blogs, I feel inspired to REALLY do this. I sure hope it won’t be another LAME attempt. We all have had LAME attempts, lets be real. I have had several. Really, I have never been bothered for longer than a week or two to get healthy, altho it is a constant struggle with my mind. I think half of it has to do with the mind. Once you conquer your own mind and the willingness to finally DO something about it, the rest is really easy. I watch what I… Continue

Added by turboturtle on February 16, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It’s about F’n Time


So I tried blogging before, and I am really bad at it, this I know, but I want a place to keep a journal and share a journey that is forever life changing for me. I also am looking for a place for some support. We all need support and we all require that someone who will encourage you to do your best.

First off, I would like to start by saying that I am not proud of my weight. It has finally gotten out of control. Well I wouldn’t really say out of control but it has… Continue

Added by turboturtle on February 14, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

When I will know I'm really on the way...

For any who have read in my blog, I had a successful WW venture about 3 years ago but things fell apart as they do for many. I’ve ‘attempted’ back on the program many times since then but I was not successful so I bit the bullet and joined meetings and here I am 5 and a bit weeks later.

I’ve lost weight, yes I have. 14 lbs so far and nothing to sneeze at but I have a long way to go, given my stats. I’m still scared I’ll fall off and just not get back on again. You can see I have… Continue

Added by jolie on February 9, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

A little less talk

Okay, how many more excuses can I come up with as to why I am not journaling like I should? I swear, sometimes I annoy myself! I spend all this time reading about (I am the queen of “you should read….”) and thinking about and talking about doing something and yet I never seem to get around to doing it! Eventually I will hit a stride and actually get something done and man, does it feel good!

So, I am going to stop making excuses and commit to journaling every day for at least two… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on February 6, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments


Does anyone else have an issue with consistency? I started this a month ago and my posts are so sporadic, usually a lot at once and then nothing. I can’t help but feel this might be related to my issue with eating as well. I start a diet and get all gung-ho and then quit, then start again, and so on.

Maybe I should start a reward system for myself? I’m not sure… I’ll have to think on that. So now, an update and confession:

I haven’t been journaling at all. I have been… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on February 3, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Physical calm=mental calm=food calm?

I have been MIA for a few days and haven’t been journaling. I was feeling like I needed to work on my physical environment (procrastination??) in order to keep going. Also, it was a busy weekend here in New Orleans and that usually involves going out and drinking which doesn’t help with food! It’s only going to get worse with Mardi Gras coming so I am going to look for ways to combat that.

I did try to wait until I was hungry before eating which helped me to feel okay about my… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 27, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Poopy Day

Someone suggested that I might be waiting to eat so I could eat a lot when I did eat. It did kind of feel like I was waiting so I could stuff myself but of course, there is only so much a person can eat. I’m certainly surprised about this development but will continue to get in touch with my body and try not to push the hunger level lower and lower. I look forward to when this feels easier.

Well yesterday was a no good awful day. I was feeling totally poopy and had an appt with my… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 26, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Waiting too long to eat

I sometimes feel like I want this to be a perfect solution that works right away and I have to continually remind myself to slow down and realize this is a marathon, not a 40 yard dash. I see it will be a series of small victories that will lead to a bigger change. I get so impatient!

Today I made Stove Top Stuffing which is a food I normally binge on. Unfofortunately I didn’t journal that or anything over the weekend but I know I want to get back to that. I have to force myself to… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 25, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Dreaded Mac and Cheese!

Had a weird experience today. I found myself hungry so I decided to eat. But I purposefully went to the kitchen and started making macaroni and cheese which I love to binge on and I knew it. Basically I made it knowing I was going to eat the entire box. Is that really bad? I put almost all of it into a bowl and knew I was going to go sit in front of the tv and eat it all! Since I knew this was happening, almost like an out of body experience, I decided to try to think about why I was doing… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 24, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Food Journal 2

Based on my two observations in my last post, I can definitley see a pattern developing here….LOL My DH is definitely a TV lover and, to be honest, if it were just me i would probably hardly ever have it on. I need to clean off the dining room table so I can sit there to eat rather than going right to the couch.

I am also finding two other things that are triggers for me, procrastinating and being tired. As I become more mindful, I will try to check in on these issues and see if… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 23, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Food Journal

I haven’t heard anything on the job so I am thinking she decided not to interview me. But I also haven’t gotten a rejection. I wish I would get the rejection so I could just move on. I think mentally I am hoping this will work out. Better commit to looking for jobs today!

Here is my first food journal (this is a way to track food and feelings to try to discover connections between the two, this is a scientific process so I should wait until I am hungry to eat as much as possible but… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 22, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Weird Experience

Okay so something weird happened last night. I went to a friend’s house to watch the BCS championship game and got to talking with one of the other women there. She told me she was from Canada which is what sparked the conversation. I told her I had neighbors from Canada and that we should get together. Then she said she works for a university near my house. I told her that I had applied for several jobs there and she said “You might have applied for my jobs!”. It turns out she is the hiring… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 22, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

My Weight Chart:

My Weight Chart:
Weight Chart

Added by fanchy on January 13, 2008 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Moving to Stage 2

After reading the ebook on I think I am ready for Stage 2. I printed up the eating log and hunger scale and will begin tomorrow. I am kind of excited even though I am very nervous. I have felt my eating urges more in the past few days since I decided to start this process again but in reading the ebook, I realized that any changes are going to bring up more extreme emotions for a while until I settle into the program. That made me feel a little better.

I am going… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 6, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Weight History

The exercise for stage 1 is to create a weight history. Here is my weight history:


Weight History


17 years old



I was preoccupied with what my boyfriend was doing which was mostly cheating on me and if not that extreme, then making it very clear that I wasn’t the most important person in his life. I spent a lot of time preparing for school to look as good as I could to make him jealous and want… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 6, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Normal Eating

Today I discovered a site called It is a variation on the information found in “Overcoming Overeating” and there are many people working the program on this site. I have already signed up and am looking forward to everything I will do and learn. I hope there is a lot of information and exercises on the site so I can feel my progress. There are 4 stages total and I may already be ready for number 2 but I will read more and keep… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 4, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The title of my blog

The title of my blog came to me when I started thinking of why I wanted to do a blog and track my journey in the first place. I recently went to Six Flags with my nieces and nephew and watched as they rode all the different rides, eyes wide in wonderment and joy and realized how much I wanted to feel that. I LOVE roller coasters! But I was frozen with worry and sadness because I felt I weighed to much to ride. I am sure I am not heavy enough to be denied a ride but the visual of my cart… Continue

Added by RollerCoaster on January 2, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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