“Dr. Banner, now might be a good time to get angry.”
“That’s my secret, Captain. I’m always angry.”
– The Avengers (2012)
My experiment with Weight Watchers Simple Start ended last Sunday, because I just couldn’t deal with being hungry all the time. I’d been putting down unlimited fruits and veggies like a trashcan. I tried to distract myself and power through it. But Sunday, I woke up at 4 a.m. to my stomach growling for the second day in a row, and The Hulk took over and drove my ass to Chuy’s for a 12-inch steak burrito.
That’s what got me thinking about The Avengers. You spend the first part of the movie wondering how Banner is keeping himself from getting angry and turning into The Hulk. Then you realize he’s always angry. He’s controlling it by accepting it.
Substitute “angry” for “hungry,” and that’s where I’m at right now.
When I was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism, my doctor told me that I was going to have to “make friends with hunger,” which I thought was complete and utter crap, but maybe? Last week, I tried to deny it and wound up face-first in a basket of chips and queso. This week, I’m going back to what works for me, switching back and forth between high- and low-carb days and keeping the beast fed.
I’m also carrying snacks in my purse like a little old lady, but whatever works, right?
Week 4 Weigh-In: +1
Total Pounds Lost: 5
What Worked Last Week: Almost nothing. It sucked, and then I ate a burrito. And some cookies.
Wee Tiny Baby Steps for This Week:
- Take some “Before” pictures and measurements.
- Exercise for 15 minutes, twice a day.
- Never be hungry.