Saturday, April 9, 2011

the more things change pt 2

webcam pic, 2003

I've been pretty worried about my weight lately.

In the pic, I was twenty pounds lighter than I am now and had a handle on my hunger. In fact, due to the anorexia I was suffering from at the time, I welcomed the hunger; looked forward to hunger!

Then things normaled out.

Bill arrrived in 2005, Em arrived just two months later. Jamie and I stopped eating Lean Cuisines and started buying beef, chicken & pork. I stocked the once-empty pantry with cookies and muffins for lunches, bought potatoes, rice and cheese for family dinners.

In 2007 I went on Jenny Craig and lost that twenty pounds, but the cost of food was extremely cost prohibitive at $510/month. I quit and slowly gained it back over the next two years.

Last summer I started working at the same company as my husband Bill, as a Customer Service Technician. I look after O2 equipment like concentrators, regulators, and compressed air cylinders. I do homecare deliveries, some administrative work, and oxygen starts for the hospitals.

For the first six months I was so busy that I didn't have time to eat and I was much too tired to cook! Also, we were so poor for so long that even if I had a five dollar bill in my pocket, I was afraid to spend it.

It was easy to lose that twenty pounds.

At this point I am twelve pounds up and last week I vowed to lose at least two pounds but that didn't happen. I'm going to try again this week.



  1. Hmmm, I'm at the too scared to spend it stage (again). Thank goodness for potatoes and rice, eh.

  2. Hey Kate! You can do this, and in a healthy way..It's so hard with kids and a husband to cook for, I know...I remember those days! I've lost 60 pounds over the last year and a can do it!! Good luck to you..just remember to eat! Peace :)

  3. Hi Kate! After I quit smoking two years ago I gained twenty pounds. I didn't want to change my diet enough to lose it :-) As it happens, I started smoking around Christmas, and now I'm a bit under my target weight, but I've had a nasty cold for over a week which has speeded up the weight loss. I don't recommend my method for losing weight at all.

  4. Good luck! I am trying to lose weight too and it so difficult at times. Especially when you get home and all you want to do is rest and not cook a hot dinner.

  5. Okay, I am four pounds down...but I did have to buy bigger pants :(