Thursday, August 26, 2010

On Dieting and Dating

One of the reasons I've been a bit quieter on this blog, besides the whirlwind of surgery, is that I started dating a wonderful fellow.  It's so awesome to find a boyfriend who likes me for who I am.

We've had magical times playing video games, taking trips to Yellowstone and having lots of fun adventures.  There have also been many meals out...and herein lies my problem.  I've gained back a few pounds. Wii Fit told me today I am around 238 or so.  I'm still down from where I had been, but I have to head this off before it gets worse.

I am in luck - he's very supportive of me in my quest to lose weight. We've talked about how we need to work on eating better.  I should start cooking meals more instead of going out.  Make sure I log my calories and save treats for special occasions.

I think part of the problem was that I fell momentarily into a bit of complacency.  Even though I am doing this weight loss ultimately for myself and my health, I can't deny that a secondary part was because I wanted to get to a more "normal" weight to have a better chance at getting dates. Now that I have them all the time, a little bit of momentum was removed.

It's coming back though - I can't wait until he sees the end result and the super hot chica is a reality.  I really can't wait to see the result myself.  I still pore over people's before and after pictures to see how much they changed, and wonder if I will even recognize myself in the end.

How do you handle dieting and dating?


The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

I haven't dated in YEARS. However, it's just as tricky if you tie the knot. Lots of times I don't feel like cooking and neither does he... so we eat out.
Try cooking together. It can be awfully romantic... hubba hubba va va voom!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the new relationship! I would have to actually date to know what it's like to deal with dieting and dating at the same time. LOL

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