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Frustrating week

Friday, February 01, 2013

I was so shocked that I've been dropping 2 pounds a week. this week I hit the wall and struggled to stay where I was at last weigh-in. a few days ago I was a 1.5 pounds heavier! I was kind of sick last Friday, had company Saturday and didn't track all of my food. Monday morning I was still 173 so I thought no harm had been done. those pounds found me by Tuesday, though. Hope to get it going in the right direction this next week. Exercise is going well and I'm generally at the low end or just under my calorie range. Finding it difficult to drink all the water.

  


Initial goal reached

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Now I weigh what my driver's license says I weigh. Clothes fitting much better, too. Took an extra walk today because it is nice and because I was afraid I'd start eating everything in sight if I stayed in the house.

  
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MELAFYAIYAI 1/19/2013 1:15PM

    Oh my goodness! What a wonderful thought! To weigh what my license says I do! Gonna' have to put that on my motivation list!

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Tracking going well

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Now that I've committed (resigned might be a better word) myself to tracking everything I eat, I think things are going well. My gray pants do not cut in the waist like they did last time I wore them. I have also been weighing myself daily and even though I was up 1.4 pound this morning, I do think it keeps me more on track throughout the day. I thought that 176 I saw yesterday was an aberration anyway.

I have even stayed in my target calorie range for a whole week, and that INCLUDES the weekend, which is normally very difficult for me. I ate cookies AND pie on Saturday. Good Lord! I found calorie counts as best I could and I'll be darned if I didn't stay in my zone! I ate out on Tuesday and even with sharing part of Tom's blizzard, I still did OK. It helped that I checked out the menu for the fast food restaurant online and had a plan going in.

So, the easy weight has come off now. We'll see what tomorrow's weight posting brings, but I hope I'm down 2 pounds from last week and about 5 from where I began.

  


I'm back

Friday, January 04, 2013

I've creeped up to the 180's again. My clothes hurt and I don't like the way I look or feel. Since its January and the whole world is dieting, or at least talking about dieting this seems like a good time to jump in again. After a couple of days of clean eating I have lost enough water weight to cross the 180 divide again. My next goal is to get down to what my driver's license says I weigh--175. Ultimitely, I'd like to get down to the high 150's. At that weight, all my clothes fit, I look good and I feel a lot less jiggley.

I am trying to embrace journaling. I hate that I have to do it, but damn! It ALWAYS works for me. Why do I struggle so mightily to spite myself? Does it take that long? No. I think it makes me conscious that I will never be a person who can eat whatever she wants with no consequences. But isn't that true of just about everybody? I'm sure there are people in the world who can eat whatever they want and never gain weight, but they are probably a very small minority. Look around--I don't see very many people who couldn't stand to lose a few pounds. Just quit belly-aching about doing it and DO IT.

Oh no, just received an email about baked goods being brought in today. Will stay strong and focused. Try, try, try.

  
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HEALTHYWRITER 1/7/2013 8:49PM

    I think we all have to do what works best for us - I don't "count calories" with the kind of stressed out, "OMG, I can only eat one leaf of lettuce for dinner now!" mentality. I "gamify" the whole thing. I try to stack as many nutrients into as few calories as possible, then go smack myself down a level when I see right there in my face just how many crap calories there are in a Double Quarter Pounder. But, you know, it is what it is. I took the hit for a large popcorn and a once-a-year Vanilla Coke at Les Mis last weekend. I'm a big girl - tracking it just helped me stay on track and not have to re-roll my character. ;)

Journaling, or as some of us like to call it, blogging, works for me, too. I think it's not just a question of "clean eating" - that's easy enough if you don't worry about getting too creative and having any FUN with it. (I don't have time or energy to make my own cheese and yogurt, for instance.) But what triggers those weird binges of utterly MINDLESS eating? Is it boredom, hormones, some unacknowledged emotion? Heck if I know. Sometimes I find the answers, though, in writing.

Oh, and Jodie? My mom could eat whatever she wanted - and then have seconds and thirds - and not gain weight to save her life. Literally. Be careful what you wish for. I wouldn't trade her her issues for my extra pounds!

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LIONSIMA 1/6/2013 12:22PM

    Hi Jodie! I've not been on Spark pretty much since I decided I preferred the primal way of doing things - Spark didn't support that very well. But between you and Holly, I'm willing to start again and see if it works better.

I don't think you really need to journal as much as you need to be mindful of clean eating. Did you see that thing I posted on FB about calorie counting being an eating disorder? It's the avoidance of mindless eating that we all have to work on. Of course counting calories and journalling have that effect, but there's got to be a better way, say I.

Wanna help me look for it?? emoticon

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Miniscule progress

Friday, December 31, 2010

Well, I seem to have stalled the rate of gain that I've sustained since Thanksgiving. I'm down half a pound since I last weighed myself on Dec. 17. Lord knows I probably actually started at a higher weight than I recorded since I didn't weigh myself on Dec. 24 and that week was an eating frenzy. Despite being home all day everyday this week, I think I am doing very well with the eating. I'm measuring, weighing, and recording what I eat and it is helpful knowing where I stand during the course of the day. I like the new nutritional feedback SP offers--that's new since I was last active.

  
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ASDISO 1/1/2011 5:46AM

    Miniscule progress is still progress, my dear. Use it for encouragement!

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COUNTERENTROPY 12/31/2010 9:19PM

    What Taia said. I will probably not lose anything this week or next, but I'm reasonably confident that I can maintain.

Also, getting into the habit of doing things right is all in the right direction.

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TAIATURTLE 12/31/2010 4:18PM

    Yay Jodie! Even not gaining at the holidays is a great thing, and you're making progress in the right direction!

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TROTTERFAM4 12/31/2010 10:21AM

    emoticon Any sign of weight loss after the holidays warrants some good cheering! emoticon

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