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Question and Answer Time with Suebob

March 4, 2012

Q. Who is asking these questions?
A. Suebob

Q. And who is answering them?
A. Suebob

Q. Why don’t you just write a real blog post?
A. Why don’t you get off my last nerve?

Raw Shelled Favas

Q. You said in your last post you had lost 31.5 pounds, correct?
A. Actually 31.6, but who is counting?

Q. Why haven’t you written more about your weight loss?
A. Because I am afraid of boring you all to death.

Q. How have you done it?
A. Weight Watchers. Lots and lots and lots of vegetables, some fruit, a few carbs, not a lot else.

Q. Is it hard?
A. For me, not really. I was determined. It’s like a switch flipped in my brain. There are some hard parts.

Q. Like what?
A. I love nothing more than to eat mindlessly. Just to mow through some snack while I’m reading or writing or watching a movie. I can’t do that anymore.

Q. Anything else?
A. Little things, but I can handle it.

Q. Has anything surprised you about this process?
A. How much food I ate before. It was insane, now that I have learned more about how much food I actually need. Now I see people mindlessly eating a muffin the size of a softball and my eyes bug out. I used to eat like that ALL the time.

Q. Are you going to become an annoying diet snob?
A. I hold myself back because I used to hate diet advice and it always made me act worse when someone tried to tell me anything about food. But I must say it is interesting to take a good hard look at our sick food culture and realize how much of what we eat is really not, in fact, food. But I just have to shut up because I don’t want to be That Annoying Food Person.

Q. Are you still fat?
A. Yes. I still need to lose 34 pounds to even be in the healthy range for my height.

Q. Can you do that?
A. We will see. I hope so.

Q. Will you keep it off?
A. I sure hope so. I know odds are against me and I will need to be eternally vigilant and never, ever go back to the way I ate before.

Q. Is that depressing?
A. It would be more depressing if I didn’t feel so much better than I did before. Feeling better is motivating and that is what keeps me moving forward.

Q. What else is going on?
A. I’m applying to grad school. Trying to decide if I can afford it. Wish me luck.

Thanks for listening me talk to myself!

  1. Rachel permalink
    March 4, 2012 17:44

    I thought you looked fabulous in the previous post’s photo😉

  2. March 5, 2012 06:46

    You are awesome. Good luck. Also congratulations!

  3. Elvie permalink
    March 5, 2012 10:35

    Proud sister here. Both of your endeavors

  4. Aina permalink
    March 5, 2012 11:40

    That’s fantastic! I’ve recently started a similar quest and am very encouraged by your reports! I’m 52, and the fact that you’ve done this is wonderful for your health and my morale! I like hearing about it! Have you increased your activity/exercise level too? That’s what I’ve started with, and now that I’ve got that in place – made a habit of it – I’m ready to start keeping track of my food. Thanks for your updates!

  5. March 6, 2012 10:47

    No one likes an annoying food person. Hence, I love you dearly. The next 30 will be a breeze,

  6. March 7, 2012 11:55

    Yeah, that’s exactly how I felt about the process. I am back up within 10lbs of my old bad weight. Need to get started on heading down the scale again.

  7. March 11, 2012 17:31

    I love reading you talking to yourself. I’m right there with you … same thing … something finally clicked. I’m 18 pounds down with 32 more to go. It would probably go faster if I didn’t like wine so much.😉

    • March 14, 2012 12:50

      Woo hoo! Go Becky. I am right there with you on the wine thing. If I don’t drink, I lose weight so fast. But I miss the wine enough to drink it still.

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