Friday, November 13, 2009

How to tell when someone is dieting.

  • They are never without a water bottle to sip on.

  • They pee 17 times a day.

  • They can smell chocolate from 200 yards away.

  • Their farts smell like lettuce or their farts smell like fish. But then again, what's the difference?

  • They notice body composition changes in everyone else.

  • They weigh themselves in tenths of a pound.

  • It takes them 20 minutes to figure out what to order at a restaurant and 4 minutes to actually order it. Then they send it back at least once.

  • They are cranky. All. The. Time.

  • They wonder how skinny people can eat so much and not be fat.

  • They wonder how they eat so little and are not skinny.

  • When they eat something not "healthy", they first look left and then right to see if anyone is watching.

  • If someone is watching they will reflexively say, "this is only two points." Even if it is a Snickers bar. And even if they aren't on Weight Watchers. Then they will finish the rest of it in one bite. Even if it is king size.

  • The guy at the salad store recognizes them and asks if they are having "the usual."

  • Their family knows which Weight Watcher's desserts taste good and which don't.

  • They chew each pretzel (in a 100 calorie pack of course) no less than 9 times.
  • They wonder if any of the magic weight loss remedies actually work.

  • They realize the magic doesn't work. It comes back to diet and exercise. Duh.

  • They can't watch the food channel without salivating even if it is a food they normally don't like.

  • They have mood swings on weigh-in day.

Today's weigh-in had me at losing 0.4 pounds. My mood is, you guessed it, grumpy/cranky.


Diane said...

I would add - They dream about food, think constantly about food and are certain that heaven is a place where you can eat chocolate everything all day long and still lose weight!

Great entry today :)

Keep up the fight!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice!!! Love it!!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job on the loss... i'm starting to track my food more to see if i can make more sense of the calories in/calories out and proper fueling for my activity. my mood is also grumpy :S

Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

0.4 pounds lost is still going in the same direction. I've been grumpy too. And my weight isn't going down - it's stuck :-(

Al's CL Reviews said...

Love it! So so true.
After my 11 pound gain last week, I'm back on track.
Now to relearn to give up diet coke in a 44 oz size.