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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ban the peanuts…

… it’s time to get serious.

I told you some time last week (in my Cold weather, hot flashes & hormones post)  that my weight has creeped up since I lost the 60 pounds. I don’t want to tell you how much I weigh now, but I guess I can’t get around it. Well, I can, but then I think the accountability may make a difference. I now weigh 179 pounds (I could of sworn it said 175 last week!). That’s about a 19-pound gain. SAD FACE, SIGH!

Seeing that number in print really makes me a little sad. Over the past week, since I wrote that post, I have done a lot better with increasing my fruits, which was never really a problem, and vegetables intake. I haven’t been eating as much, but I think I know the weigh-gain culprit. The roasted peanuts. Now, if I would simply start working out and only eat the serving size or less of the peanuts then I think some changes would occur.

image But I haven’t. I’ve begun stretching and doing some yoga, but not on a regular basis. My emotional eating is less because I haven’t bought anything fattening, per se, but I do load up on those peanuts. Lucky for me I’m not a basic food eater – meaning that I won’t eat a pot of mac and cheese or anything like that. But I will eat half the bag of peanuts.

Jan-May 09 150 What am I going to do about it besides talk? Good question. Hormones (need to get those soy supplements) and pain (need to talk to my doctor again about my meds) makes me absolutely super, extra lazy, but I’m going to keep moving forward with my stretching and yoga.

Today I received for review Yoga, which is Putumayo’s first CD release that features songs to accompany yoga practice and be a relaxing soundtrack for daily life (I’ll be doing a review of it very soon and give you more information about it so keep your eyes open.) and I’ll get back to doing one of my favorite yoga routines. Slowly but surely I need to get a handle on this part of my life before it gets out of control.

I have a few ideas in mind as well, but there are also areas of my life that I need to clean up and organize. I believe that once some other things get in order and some of the stress of a few situations is resolved, I’ll be better able to focus on doing these types of things for myself.

So once again, wish me luck as I begin my quest to lose weight again. First of all, right in this moment, I’m going to be thankful that I haven’t gained back 60 pounds. Now I have a three-part goal:

  1. Lose 20 pounds
  2. Incorporate movement, stretching and yoga into my everyday life
  3. Lose another 20 pounds

image Yes, I want to lose 40 pounds total by the end of March 2011.

What are your weight loss and/or healthy eating goals? Let’s do this together!



  1. Everyone has a weakness, glad you found yours and have a plan in place to beat it. :O)

  2. Good luck, and be proud of yourself for at least trying! I have yet to get myself motivated to do anything about my weight-loss needs. One of these days...

  3. My husband's answer is to stop buying the foods that tempt us. I try to consume them in moderation, but we all slip sometimes.

    I know you can do it!

  4. I'm with you. I love anything sweet or salty and peanuts is one of my number ones. In fact, I have a 5 lb bag of peanuts waiting for me in the pantry. Maybe it's just in moderation???

    I know you can do it. I can do it too but I'm queen of excuses and it needs to stop!!

  5. CCD: 5 pounds?! LOL! Yes, let's think moderation. :-) I've been wanting some chocolate all day to go with my peanuts (haven't had any today), I had a peppermint patty but I still want more! LOL

    Yea, Diane, I hope I can stick to the plan!

    Thanks for everyone's support.

  6. I have promised 1,101 times before to go on a fat free diet plan, daily yoga/ exercises... but..
    It's already somehow late for me. But I'll give it another fresh start...


  7. I didn't know that you'd lost that much weight, Petula. I have yet to see one picture which proved you to be overweight.

    Peanuts are a source of weight gain? That's another thing I didn't know. Maybe you should switch to raisins or sunflower seeds.

    I've never had a problem with weight gain no matter how much I eat. If I am stressed about something and going against my eating habits, I might lose a few pounds.

    Eating healthy: Hmmm. I can honestly say that I've eaten more salads this year than last year and drank plenty water. I don't eat as much red meat or fast food as in the past.

  8. Petula,
    First let me say I'm a new follower and you have a very interesting blog, I definitely will be back and it's nice to meet you! 2nd: I recently found out I had Type 2 diabetes and went on a diabetic diet, (which I have to really watch my carbs) I lost 40lbs by watching my carbs. within about 5 months. Try that you would be surprised how the weight falls off. Please stop by my blog and follow back.


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