Everything in Moderation?

This is something we in the weight loss community hear very often, you can have everything you want but in moderation. I think I’m one of those special people who can’t do that. 

It took me a little bit of time to really see results from WW and I started getting discouraged. So instead of eating my feelings, I put that frustration into waking 3+ miles at least 3x a week. To keep myself accountable, I walk with my neighbor and best friend Mary who has the same goal of health as I do. 

So finally after 2 weeks, I saw results. When I lost my first 7lbs I was ecstatic; but I let myself have a bit too much freedom. I was under the impression that I could eat a few cookies here and there, and if I’m being honest more than that. I got lost in the moderation of it all. I was using up my daily smart points and dipping into my weeklies because I thought it was ok. 

Boy was I wrong. Don’t get me wrong, it felt great to eat what I wanted “in moderation” but the scale made me feel otherwise. Since that first loss, I have only lost an additional 3lbs bringing the grand total for one month to 10lbs. 

For someone who has as much as I do, more than 100lbs to lose, the weight should be melting off. 

So I reassessed what I had been eating and discovered that, even in moderation, my body can’t have cookies every day. Now as a treat maybe once a month, yes I will be more than happy to allow myself a few cookies. And I will savor them. I will enjoy them because I don’t eat them all the time. 

Moderation may work for some people, but it sure as shit won’t work for me. 

I LOVE PIZZAAAA

So I had a rough day the other day. Not a rough day I guess, but more of a sad day. Here I am thinking I’m hot shit and lost all this weight cause my clothes feel good and I have more energy blah blah blah. But nooooooooo. I even bought a 3x shirt that is a little baggy on me from a store that I have been having to buy 3x cause that’s all that fits. 

I had to go to my doctor for a follow up for a few things as well as I wanted my thyroid tested. Well when they weighed me, I was shocked by the number on the scale. I had gained so much and was so upset. But I didn’t want to let that get me down. 

Since then I have eaten on track and not skipped writing anything down. I can’t mess this up, not this time. And I won’t. I even made sure that I had points left over to celebrate my neighbors last party before she goes home for the summer! I’m so proud of myself and happy that I have chosen this as my new lifestyle. 

With that, I wanted to share with you guys a little pizza recipe that I made up for dinner the other day. It’s a little unconventional considering that it’s made with cheddar cheese and spaghetti sauce but her, you gotta do what you can.

Amazing 6pt Pizza


  • 1 Joseph’s Honey wheat flatbread (3pt=1flatbread)
  • Safeway Kitchens pasta sauce (1pt=1/4cup)
  • Kraft Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded Cheddar (1pt=5/8cup)
  • Horseless Turkey Pepperoni (1pt=12pcs)
  • Artichoke Hearts (0pts)

Combine ingredients to liking and bake at 350 for 7 minutes. 


See? Super easy. And it’s only 6pts for the whole thing! I was so satisfied, I was shocked. 

But of course, we can’t forget dessert! Matt and I split half a pint of the Chocolate flavored Halo Top.  It tastes like a fricken Frosty from Wendy’s! But even better cause it’s got way less shit in it and it’s only 2 points for 1/2 cup! Seriously tasty but seriously expensive, like it will be for special occasions and that time of the month ONLY lol. 


What recipes for success do you have? Share them with me in the comments or by using the hashtag #deesweightlossjourney on twitter or instagram! 

XOXO

Well that was sad

I obviously did not finish my emotional eating journal, but I t’s not because I gave up! I discovered something interesting about myself on that journey that will stick with me forever. I don’t use food to curb my emotions, I use it to calm my anxiety. My relationship with food has been a tumultuous one but not because I eat when I’m sad- I eat when I’m anxious. If I feel myself getting anxious, I sometimes confuse it with low blood sugar and start wolfing down whatever I can. Same with if I feel a headache coming on, I get anxious about having a migraine and I start eating because for whatever reason my brain thinks that eating will stop a migraine. 

Since my break from writing, I’ve done a lot of self-discovery. I found that I work better when I have a plan in mind and that I need motivation to get anything done. I started Weight Watchers recently and I know it’s what’s right for me. I’ve done it in the past and had great success, but I’m not a kid anymore like I was when I first tried it. It’s going to take some work. I’ve found inspiration in seeing Matt’s cousin, Maimee, and her husband. In the last two years, they have lost a total of 130 pounds and are in a good place spiritually. They follow WW and workout every single day, but they also don’t restrict themselves from having fun. They have found the perfect balance and I am so envious. I cannot wait to get to that point in my journey. 

I’ve joined a Facebook group dedicated to helping people find inspiration and tips/tricks to lose weight and gain confidence. Those people are so encouraging and motivating that it’s insane. I have found my people for this new lifestyle. 

I know it may seem like I’m bouncing from fad diet to fad diet faster than most people change their underwear, but that’s part of the plan; you have to find what works for you and that takes time and exploration of what is out there. 

I hope that one day I can inspire someone as much as Maimee and Jesse have influenced me. 

But for now, I want to share a drink that Maimee told me about and I have been OBSESSED with ever since. It’s only 2 points on WW and tastes better than any other drink you could imagine getting at Starbucks (minus the Pink Drink which is amazing). I don’t have a name for it, but I have it saved in my WW app as “Protein Iced Coffee” because it is packed with 30g of protein to keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours. That, coupled with the espresso, make it my favorite drink. 


Protein Iced Coffee

  • 2 espresso shots (Starbucks or otherwise) in a large cup filled with ice
  • Your favorite flavor of Premier Protein. (Mine is Vanilla)
  • Optional: sugar free flavor shot

Once you have your espresso in the cup with ice, make sure you add more ice to your liking. I prefer all the ice, I love cold drinks. Then add the Premier Protein shake of your choice and boom, you have a delicious and nutritious coffee drink for only $2 and 2 WW points! 

What is your favorite WW recipe? Let me know on twitter or instagram @realtalkwithdee and use the hashtag #deesweightlossjourney

XOXO