Above-Average Woman Seeks Mediocrity

I’m on a diet. Although this is pretty much the norm for a lot of people, it’s kind of a change for me. I’ve been criticizing the pitfalls and health risks of dieting for years. I can go on and on about how dieting only works as long as you’re on the diet, about how dieting can actually trick your body into storing fat cells for the coming food-winter, about how most diets do nothing but cause you to focus more on food than every before. As I said, I could go on and on.

Of course, most of my posturing is to hide the fact that I’m too lazy and weak-willed to stick to a diet and make it work.

However, a couple months ago a friend approached Jack with an opportunity/offer. Jack has rheumatoid arthritis (more on this later.) This friend had been involved with Isagenix for several months and had begun noticing the health benefits, especially in the relief of pain and inflammation in hers and other’s joints. The weight loss didn’t hurt things either. She knew of Jack’s struggle and offered to pay for his Isagenix supplies for three months, if he would give it a chance. And so he agreed. And then I agreed to do it with him, because that’s the kind of supportive wife I am.

Of course, I’m also a whining, moaning wife too. Which is were y’all come in. I want to lose 100 lbs and I need cheerleaders. I’m not in a hurry. I want to be safe and healthy. My first goal is five lbs before October 10. Let me hear you say

Go KC… Go KC… Get your diet on… Go KC!


3 thoughts on “Above-Average Woman Seeks Mediocrity

  1. Go KC, GO! How I wish I had lived my 30’s and 40’s at a healthy weight! I would have done this bypass surgery 20 years ago if Gary had only agreed. This has been the best thing I have done for myself in the past 38 years. If I had only lived my life as your Mother did when I was young, I wouldn’t have piled this weight on so fast and so massively. But I did, and after so many years, I lost faith in losing on any regular diet. I pray that you will be able to make this work. BTW, your Mother would go on a diet if she gained 5 lbs, until she lost it, then go back to her life. She lived her 20’s 30’s and a good part of her 40’s as a size 7 to 9. I have always been so jealous, but not enough to do what I needed to do to be the same.
    My beginning goal on this odessey was to have a lap for Reagan to sit in. You know, one that wasn’t already filled up by my belly. That has happened already. Now my goal is to be Sharon’s “little” sister again. And my final goal is to have a body that matches my bone structure, because I have really small bones and on my tallest day I was only 5′ 4″:. I’m not sure I’m still that tall, I may very well be shorter by now!
    I have now lost 111 lbs since your birthday. I am under 250 lbs for the first time in maybe 25 years. I would love to be at 200 lbs by Christmas, but don’t know if that will be possible. Could be, but I need to lose 6 lbs per week to do that. Might be a little fast, huh? Gary now outweighs me, and is now the one sloshing me around in the waterbed. He has talked for years about how I would nearly flip him out of the bed when I got in … now I know how that feels!
    You have all my support and all my sympathies! I understand all of your problems, (except Dr. Pepper). I know the late night thing, there is just something so yummy about a book and chocolate in the middle of the night. Chocolate that no one else even knew was in the house. Chocolate that has to be retreived from a very special hiding place, eaten surreptiously and the evidence disposed of at the very bottom of the trash can. As if the evidence isn’t sitting right there on your butt for the world to see!
    I’ll be praying for you and for Jack. I understand and I’m rooting for you! You can do it! You can live your life more healthfully.
    Love you, Jo

  2. Isn’t it a shame that we all did not realize early in life how important healthy eating is. I know I was the eternal yo-yo dieter all through your lives and didn’t set a good example for anyone. But I finally made it with WW which is not the answer for everyone. My prayers are with you and Jack on this journey. I KNOW your determination attitude will carry you through to your goal.
    Much love & prayers

  3. On 12/1, I dug out a journal (actually Tiffany dug it out for me because she knoew where there was a still empty one that I’ve had for months) and started writing down everything Mark and I eat. We are counting points but I keep telling Nathan that we are NOT dieting, we are learning to make healthy choices. If you just diet, it comes right back when you quit (and usually brings a few friend — extra pounds) with it. So tell yourself you are not dieting, you are modeling healthy choices for your family. At least that sounds better. It doesn’t taste any different than dieting.

    Good luck.

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