Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The second rule of....

Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: someone yells "stop!", goes limp, taps out, the fight is over. Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight. Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas. Sixth rule: No shirts, no shoes. Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to. And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight.

I really think I need to watch this movie. As I said yesterday, I have been using this for everything. This morning I said, The second rule of weight loss, you don't talk about weight loss.

Then I laughed.

There are million and one studies out there that say talking about your weight loss is a good thing. I believe that for many people it is a good thing. I think for me its a bad thing. I put all this pressure on myself to do well and then when push comes to shove....I shove the food into my mouth.  I have joined weight loss boards, I have joined challenges, I have even ran challenges. At the end of the day when I lose the most weight is when I just shut up and do it.  Of course right now, am I breaking the rule in talking about it. No - I feel like I am defining my own rules: 
  1. Shut up about how you are going to lose weight and just do it
  2. We don't talk about weight loss
  3. Talking about weight loss is allowed when you can say 'I lose XX number of pounds'
  4. You are not an animal don't reward a good workout with a bad meal
  5. One plan at a time - pick something and stick to it. Stop jumping around
  6. Shirt and Shoes required, no matter how hot out it is....unless you are in the garage then workout how you like
  7. Weight loss will go on until you reach your goal
  8.  You will always have the support of friends and family, don't be afraid to use it
There you have it! I talked about and now I am done. I am ready to tackle this and see what it brings me. Downloaded MFP app for my phone - check, have good foods in my house - check, have a game plan for the next few months - check. The only person standing in my way is me.

What are your thoughts on weight loss? Do you like to talk about it or keep silent and just get it done?


  1. I am like you..if I talk too much...it stops happening! And I need to figure out a plan and stick to it. I feel like I am jumping plans...I just can't find what works for me anymore. I would love to count calories and exercise and be done. But when I do that I don't lose...I feel good, but I don't lose. But maybe it is time to feel good and happy and not worry about the scale. Ugh!

    1. Finding a balance is the tough part - but I know I need to find it.

    2. For me it depends on who I am talking to! Some people can be very supportive and helpful, and others can be the exact opposite! I like the accountability of people knowing I am eating healthy, but those same people can hover and watch every morsel you consume. ahhhh a trick question this was!

  2. OH don't get me going girl!!

    Every conversation I have some how involves food, exercise, how much I love the one and only like the other so I can eat more of what I love. Horrible cycle! I too have tried every diet out there and it does come back to the basics...80% food and 20% exercise...we are what we eat!! And I usually feel I can eat more b/c I exercised when in reality I shouldn't be. ;-(

    I have realized I am 50% eating b/c I truly love the way the food tastes....and 50% eating b/c its purely emotional or hormonal (and my hormones are set off by my emotions!)

    Dang life is hard some times and food is easy but the guilt is horrendous.

    Good Luck to you....now I need to exercise off that chocolate zucchini cake I ate this morning (as a snack after breakfast ...go figure?)

  3. I hear ya! It is just a constant, never-ending battle. Sometimes I get so freaking tired of thinking about it. Blech.

    1. I am over it right now! But I need to focus!

  4. Just get 'er done girl:) You can do it!! Love #6:)

    1. Ha! Well in my home I figure I can workout however I want. In public - yea shoes and shirt required!