Diet Delusions

Thanks for the warm welcome To FMU! This was going to be my big week to just start right into the a plan and attack my weight issues head on! But, as we all know, life sometimes throws you a curve ball. Sunday I started out in a better mind set. I think that is where weight loss starts. We have to have it in our heads that we are going to do it and we are going to stick it out… That day I started drinking my water… I will shoot for a gallon a day and my goal was to do that every day this week. I guess I thought it would clean out my system a bit. How did I do? Well, no so good… This week I found out one of my members of my mood disorder support group I ran died… The cause is still under investigation.

This helped start the week at a low point and just added to the depression I’ve been in the last 5 weeks. Come hump day (Wednesday), I got another blow, I found out a business associate and friend died back in April. I did not find out because I was just getting out the hospital and so self-consumed with my own problems I forgot about everyone else.

All This triggered emotional eating and a lot of self-loathing. Added to this the financial stress I’m already under and you have your self a bad week to start any type of diet or weight loss plan.

All week I did, however, think about what I can do to improve and make little changes. I did some exercise in my chair while I worked. So, one positive in a week of negatives but I’ll take that and build on it and make this week better! What about you? How was your week? What kind of obstacles did you have and how did you overcome?
Chato B. Stewart
Mental Health Advocate – Cartoonist – and a few other things!

“Using Humor to Heal and Educate with badly drawn cartoons.”

Start Weight: 356 lbs
7/5/08 week 1 : 365 Lost: 00 Total: 00

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  1. TomNo Gravatar says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend and support group member. I’m glad that you were able to take a positive out of the week that you can build on the week to come. I didn’t really have any obstacles this week that can compare to yours, and mine were relatively insignificant. I hope this week goes better for you, and that you can keep improving your health.

  2. Mr. NissanNo Gravatar says:

    That is a funny post. I love your blog

  3. ChatoNo Gravatar says:

    Thx Tom and your obstacles are as important as mine… What did you face week and how did you handle it?

    Reading about how others found success helps me a lot!

    @ Mr. Nissan… I hope that cartoon was funny too… 🙂


  4. Mr. NissanNo Gravatar says:

    I meant to say that the cartoon was funny

  5. ChatoNo Gravatar says:

    Thx Mr. Nissan, I love your site… I want the Oakley Thump shades! And ive had your Playlist going since i stop by… GREAT TUNES!

  6. PrefontaineNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry to hear about your friend…but there is motivation to be found in this scenario. Excersizing is very therapuetic and making the time to workout when things like this is important. You will find the workout gives you time to self assess and make you feel better about yourself and the situations around you. When I’m in a bad mood I just run it out of my system…..try the same.


  7. Hood WorkoutNo Gravatar says:

    Obviously the diet coke would be better than water to go along with the triple decker bacon cheeseburger…

  8. ChatoNo Gravatar says:

    @Pre: Thx and you are 100% right “exercising is very therapeutic”… Funny you say that because I just drew a cartoon for my other sit about this… studies show that just 15 min of exercising a day can reduce depression about 50%… So now i wont be hopeless, I’ll just be in a bad mood and tired. 🙂

    @Hood: good one!

  9. JESSICANo Gravatar says:

    Some interesting new research by a doctor has identified several species of parasites and a specific type of goopy plaque that if left in your bowels makes you fat, bloated, developing a pouch and spare-tire belly.This is the cause of peopleâ??s obesity — fortunately, this research also reveals how to stop it. It further explains that the same cause of why people get fat is also the same reason why people eventually get sick and die prematurely — often cutting off years from their lives (not to mention the quality of their lives).People who flush these parasites out, often report rapid weight losses up to 100 lbs or more — and without changing a single thing about their diets. Not that you need to lose anywhere near that amount… but it does prove how well it works.

    • Israel LagaresNo Gravatar says:

      Okay, so tell us the secret for flushing the parasites out without have to spend 50 bucks on an ebook.

  10. chatoNo Gravatar says:

    @Jessica: ARE YOU CALL US FAT? I love your disclaimer…
    “Legal Disclaimer as required by federal law: Dr Suzanne Gudakunst and reflect the authors’ experiences, knowledge, and expertise; and the information, advice and instruction from same are provided for educational purposes and general reference only; and are not intended to be a substitute for medical, fitness or dietary advice or counseling. Therefore, you should consult your own physician and/or mental health professional regarding your individual physical and mental health needs before undertaking this system, or any other plan, diet, exercise, or fitness program.”
    the one of the before and after pic are a riot! The body is the same but the after pic is just smaller…

    The depression cartoon is here.

  11. Very cartoon, but Swiss cheese is actually supposed to be one of the better cheeses out there.

  12. ChatoNo Gravatar says:

    LOL, then I guess I was doing good on my food plan then…

    Speaking of cheese… Have you notice how much the price has gone up… OMG… It is good, because milk and cheese is my problem, but i’m a cheap SOB and I won’t pay $2.00 more for chesses no matter how much I want it…

    BTW, what do you guys/gals think about the fat free cheese?

  13. Wow what a great cartoon

  14. very sorry for all of the things that have happened.
    just keep on thinking positive and you’ll get over that hump.
    mindset plays a huge part in any role in life,
    thinking positive will make a huge difference.

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