I Will Never Quit

November 13, 2014


Yesterday, I went to my third Yoga class in a row this week, and I walked 4 Miles on my treadmill. I’m loving the Yoga classes, and I even got out of the house nice and early and went to an 8:00 am class! It was really cold here in Kansas yesterday, so I decided to stay in during the afternoon and walk on the treadmill. Ellen kept me entertained, and I’ll probably be back on the treadmill again for the next several days. Baby it’s COLD outside!


I went out of town last week, and I did really well with my food and drink choices. I know that going into this holiday season, I have got to be really careful, which is one of the reasons that I made the decision to track so well while I was out of town last week. I felt like I was preparing myself for the way that I wanted to handle these next several weeks.

I made Weight Watcher Friendly Pumpkin Spice Muffins yesterday, a total trigger food for me. I ate two for lunch, packaged up a few, and took the remainder of them to Book Club last night. (Side note: I dropped out of book club a long time ago, and last night, I rejoined! Yay!) While driving home from Book Club with my leftover muffins, I ate four of them, and then when I got home, I made a cup of coffee and ate TWO more! I drank more wine at book club than I had planned, and I had a few bites of sweets while I was there. When I woke up this morning, I felt like a big blimp!

The rest of November and the month of December are really going to be hard. I was down in the 150’s last year for several months, and then in November and December of last year, I went back into the 160’s. I’ve struggled all year with food decisions and not being able to get back into the 150’s. It seems that just when I get serious and get five pounds off, I lose sight of my goals and I gain seven pounds. This year, I’ve seen 160, 165 and 170. I know if I’m not super careful this holiday season, I’ll gain weight like crazy and be miserable, and dissappointed. My great week last week has turned into such a weak week these past few days, again, losing focus. I let trigger foods back into the house, and I’ve failed with having them around.

I seem to start off every day so well, but I am really struggling with food between lunch and dinner.

I know that I have got to be more disciplined and that I can not let myself go crazy with the wine and the sweets this Holiday Season, and honestly, I don’t have a plan right now for how I’m going to do that.

Here is what I know for sure.

I will always fight the food demons.

I will live the rest of my life striving to live a healthy life.

I will have good days.

I will have bad days.

 I will never quit.


Sorry for the vent.


Here’s yesterday’s mess.


Breakfast before Yoga

Frothy Coffee, Banana




Breakfast after Yoga

I grilled a Flatout Bread in a grill pan on each side for about 1 minute. I topped the bread with salsa, then scrambled egg whites, cooked turkey sausage, and 1 piece of 2% cheddar cheese. I set a lid over the top so the cheese would melt, and left it on the burner so the bread would get a bit crispy in the grill pan. This was pretty tasty!

Light Flatout Bread

Salsa, Scrambled Egg Whites, Turkey Sausage, Cheese





Lunch Pumpkin Spice Muffins









Chicken, Rice, Asparagus, Zucchini




Book Club Snacks


3 Glasses of Red Wine


6 Pumpkin Spice Muffins 

31 PPV

Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = Breakfast Pizza, Banana, Frothy Coffee (6)

Lunch =  Muffins, Coffee (3)

Dinner = Chicken, Rice, Veggies (8)

Book Club Snacks = Wine, Sweets (31)

Total = 48

Exercise = Yoga Class, Walked 4 Miles

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 7

Activity Points Earned This Week = 29

Activity Points Remaining This Week = 19

How many glasses of water I drank for the day = 10

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0



“love the life you live, live the life you love”



8 responses to I Will Never Quit

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 15, 2014 at 4:30 am


    I’m right there with you! We are NOT giving up!

    I love that you said “Each day is a fresh opportunity to have a healthy day.”

    You are SO right!

    Let’s both have a great day tomorrow, and a great week!


  2. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 15, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Hi Vanessa,

    You are welcome! Those honest post are really hard to write sometimes, but it does get me back on track for a bit. I hope to stay on track over the holidays and at least maintain!

    I will NEVER QUIT!



  3. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 15, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Hi Stephanie!

    There is certainly some comfort in numbers! Today was a really good day for me!

    I hope you had a successful day too and that we both can have an entire week of success!

    Yes, Scottsdale was beautiful and I wish I were there and walking outside instead of inside on my treadmill today!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I hope I can shed these pounds that I have gained and inspire someone! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great weekend!


  4. julesfarm@yahoo.com November 15, 2014 at 3:48 am


    I am so sorry you are experiencing stress in your life right now. I hope that it is something not too terrible and that the stress you are experiencing will soon go away! Let’s both keep eating a healthy breakfast and lunch, and hopefully we can cope with what is going on in our lives without overeating the rest of the day! I am feeling frustrated with myself too, but we both know that helps nothing, so lets both forgive ourselves and make this an awesome week!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment!


  5. I can relate to every word you said in this post. My days look the same like yours: healthy and point-friendly breakfast and lunch and out of control eating and snacking after 4 o’clock. I blame everything on the stress right now in my life and feel very frustrated and disappointed in myself!

  6. Feeling your pain here, girlfriend. I made those muffins…ate so many I disliked myself a lot. I just can’t keep any type trigger food in the house…and I have the flimsiest excuses for bringing stuff in to start with…granddaughter coming for visit, some type of fantasy life reason that makes no sense. I am not an average person, I have food issues to deal with. But I am NOT giving up either. I will try to make healthy choices, better decisions, pick myself up when I stumble on the path (or fall off and roll down the side of the cliff!). Each day is a fresh opportunity to have a healthy day. I always feel proud when I achieve that.

  7. I am in the exact situation you are! My weight numbers are very similar and I have had a rough past few months of being hard core with following my daily points. My trigger time is after dinner until bed. I was lower last year at this time and I can be good for a week and then fall off again the next. I am very concern with the up coming events and holidays but one day at a time!

    Thank you for always being honest and letting your readers know we are not the only ones in these situations.

    By the way… So glad you enjoyed your Scottsdale trip…. I am not far from there at all:) sunny and 81 today. Sorry to hear you have the frigid temps already

  8. Thank you for such a great and honest post. It’s hard to stay focused and I can totally relate to everything you just said!

    Never Quit

    Regards – Vanessa