Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I have been treading water for the past year maintaining my weight.
Yes, I *know* once one has lost a significant amount of weight like I have it is a REAL accomplishment to be able to maintain. And I DO give myself credit for that. After a LIFETIME of roller-coastering up and down the scales to get through the past year with little more than 5 pounds variation one way or the other is really AMAZING!
But yet the lure of getting closer to and perhaps even CROSSING the 200 pound weight has been nagging at me.
However, despite the desire to drop more pounds I just haven't seemed to be able to make enough changes (ramping up the workouts, tightening up the calories) to do this.
Until this week!
As some of you may know, I rebel mightily over logging calories. Haven't done it yet and if there was a way to continue to lose *intuitively* without counting calories I am going to keep trying!
Strategy: an "allowable" indulgence for me has been peanut butter. However I've noticed a tendency on my part to go OVERBOARD with peanut butter similarly to how I used to lose control with the high-carbie, sugary, sweet foods of the bad-old-days. So a couple of weeks ago I made my mind up that I would cut peanut butter from my diet and see what happens.
Today? Dropped 3 pounds since last week's weigh-in!! Woo hoo!!
Feels SUPER to be able to have the self-control to "tweak" my approach to food and see my body respond in kind!
Everybody keep on SPARKING out there!