Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Obsess much? Uh, YEA

So it should come to no surprise that I obsess.  Not that it's clinical or anything, but my brain likes to really focus in on trivia.  So I thought I would share my recent crazy obsessions.  Who knows, maybe you have them too and we can obsess together!

1.  Barbeque.  I am obsessed with meat on an open flame and all it's acoutrements.  I literally ate pulled pork and barbeque beans 4 times in the last 2 days.  And now I'm all out--I'm going to have to go back to Dickey's BBQ Pit with my friend D (isn't Dickey's BBQ Pit the best name ever?)
2.  The 100 lb. loss mark.  I'm so close.  And I have been for 2 weeks.  Yet my body is just not quite there.  Yesterday I was 2.5 lbs away.  I don't know why I'm obsessed with getting there when I still have another hundy to go, but I am.
3.  My hormones.  Seriously, how many weeks in a row can I get my period?  So far, I'm at 2.  It's really annoying, and it makes me break out something fierce.
4.  The size of my belly.  I know it's swollen still from the hernia surgery (and my belly butt is still purple-y), but seriously.  With my belly I'm a size 26-28 still, yet my shirt size is down to about a 22-24.  I'd like to buy some new pants already!  That, and I look pregnant.  Which would be fine if I actually was pregnant, but it's awkward 'cause I'm not.
5.  Getting in enough protein.  How much is enough?  Is there such a thing as too much?  Is the protein the right quality?  How many grams of it can I absorb at once?  Will eating more of it help my hair grow back?  How the hell do I cook it so it's edible.  Continue on this same useless track.
6.  Vitamins.  Seriously, I just ordered 3 different kinds because I'm tired of grape.  And the funny is that my labwork came back fine, so I know I'm doing OK.  I think my tastebuds are hooked on fruity flavors and barbeque.
7.  Sandwiches.  My god, I just want some meat slapped on a bun (sounds dirty, right?).  But bread is not my friend.  I can do a couple of bites of a tortilla or flatbread, but real bread for a real sandwich is not doable.

So when I say I'm really busy, it's because half of my "busy" time consists of me perseverating on useless mind-numbing topics.  I'm I the only one who gets obsessed like this, or is it just something that comes with the territory of compulsive overeating?  I want to hear from you!  Do you obsess about food?  Working out?  The number on the scale?  Or have you evolved beyond this stuff (in which case, how did you do it?)  Please, share with me!


  1. YES! At the beginning of my weight loss journey I stressed and obsessed over every aspect. It became WAY to consuming so I started making a mental effort to let it go...

  2. Read my blog. I am as obsessive as they come.

  3. Thank you, Tricia and Winner...I'm glad I'm not the only one. It used to be that I'd start making myself crazy and then just give up on the whole diet, but of course I can't do that this time (that's why I had the freakin' surgery in the first place). So I'm trying to negotiate myself into a life less crazy. We'll see how it goes!

  4. That's not so bad! I was expecting craziness lol.

    I don't have a BBQ obsession, mine is Tuna sandwiches. Can't get enough of them! And in a month or less, it might be something else lol! (Oh, and yes that is the best name ever.)

    Of course you're obsessed with the 100 pound mark!!! Especially since you are SO close! I am also obsessed with 100 pounds, I have over 60 to go so I try not to think of it to much. Maybe EVERYONE that has over 100 pounds to loose is???

    I had a 48 day period a few months ago... don't know why, but I hope it makes you feel better! LOL

    Don't really know what size I wear, but the TINY bit my belly has changed has me really excited, so I can just imagine how obsessed I'd be if I were where you are!

    Can't help with the protein, I'm sure I don't get enough... I probably should take vitamins...

    I think we are ok as long as we keep our obsessions under control... somewhat lol. I don't really talk about it, but I do obsess about numbers. When doing something I realize I have been counting and have to stop myself! Almost everyday this happens when I walk. I'm obsessed in making my numbers (distance on the treadmill) bigger every week, and my number on the scale lower of course (I'm actually very afraid to see that number get bigger)...
    When I was a kid it was BAD, I counted EVERYTHING. squares in the ceiling, sidewalk, all my steps, how many times I chewed something... I could go on for a long time about my number problem LOL!!! Watching wheel of fortune and Jeopardy keeps my brain busy for a little while :)

    Maybe instead of being obsessive coming with the territory of over eating... maybe over eating comes with having an obsessive type personality??? I don't know, I need to go now.. and count.
    Just kidding :)

  5. oh wow, sorry! that was longer then most of my blog entries! LOL

  6. TinaM: No worries--I'm glad to hear other people like Jeopardy and Wheel too. I just usually don't get home in time. :-) Thanks for your's nice having people who can relate!