Thursday, March 26, 2009

Accountability to myself….

• I need to be accountable for what food I shove into my gob.
• I need to be accountable for the rules I am meant to follow.
• I need to be accountable for the exercise I should be doing and am not.

I have struck a huge wall with my weight loss, I am stagnant and I hate it. But I really only myself to blame as I can and have eaten almost anything and everything, and I am not following the rules of the pouch and probably the most important, I am not doing any exercise at all!!!

I am finding it terrible hard going, and I really feel like I need someone to be accountable to. I think at the end of the day that has to be me, but I also think I need your support to do this. I need the comments and the suggestions and the support.

So, I am going to try and post more often and actually post about what this blog is meant to be about which is my weight loss surgery journey. I really want to be under 100kgs before I hit 18 months post op, which will be on May 19th. That gives me just under 2 months to achieve that and kick start myself on becoming fitter and healthier.

Hmm, I just reread an article from Renewed Reflections, which is a weight loss surgery support group that I joined when I first looked into having surgery. In the article it talks about attitude and altitude and how with the right system checks in place you can soar like a plane if you have your nose in the right direction. It is a very interesting read and certainly something I need to work on.

So what are some of the small changes that I am going to make to ensure I can achieve my targets.

• Start drinking water again (especially at work) and dig out the water filter for home.
• Stop drinking when I eat (rule breaker)
• Cut the snacking or at least have a snack that is going to be of some benefit to me
• Get out and move!!!!!!! Since I have cancelled my gym membership because of cost, that means actually getting out and pounding the pavement or doing an exercise video. I need to do this at least 3 times per week.
• Start using the portion controlled plates so I get a better idea of the portion sizes I should be eating.
• Blog more regularly, even if I think others will think it is boring!!!


  1. Once we're out from surgery, we have to rely on ourselves to keep losing, not just our pouch. One thing I would recommend to anyone pre-op, is to start working on your head IMMEDIATELY, or the problems that got you overweight in the first place will come up again.
    That said, blogging for accountability is excellent. I feel like my posts have been a huge bore lately, but it's therapeutic, and I know I won't be judged, as the people who read my blogs are going through the same things.
    NONE of us are perfect, and we all have certain rules we have trouble following. I'm trying to get back on track as well!
    hang in there, we're all here for you! :)

  2. I find blogging often seems to keep me accountable. In fact it's the only weight watching tool I use now days. Even by you writing this post, I'm sure your head will feel in a better place which should help the accountability.

    Maybe also list all the things you hated about being bigger and what you are enjoying now at a far lighter weight.

  3. You know I am here for ya.... take care :-)

  4. I've come to the conclusion that losing weight is one of the hardest journeys that I've ever undertaken. It seems to be something that I really have to work hard at. It's not easy!!

    Accountability really is a big key in whether you succeed or not.

    For me, I have to drop the 'Well a little taste won't matter'. Yes it does!!! Because all thsoe 'little tastes' add up and I also find it hard to stop at just 'a little'!!!

    Drinking water is definitely a big key. I've been conciously trying to keep myself hydrated over the last week and have noticed it has made a big difference. I have more energy, my joints and muscles don't hurt as much and I feel more alert. Biggest thing is remembering to drink!!

  5. Remember I am at work with you all day so I can try and help you stick to your goals. Just say the word and what you want and I can remind you to do things or be a verbal concience. It has to be your choice though.