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AmI really doing all that I could be doing????

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Ugh... I have been at this since November (pre-holiday) and have literally been tossing back and forth the same stupid 2.6 lbs...

You would think that going from completely sedentary and completely out of control with food to working out 5 times a week and eating at least 6 fruits and veggies a day , and drinking tons of water and logging in and watching calories, fat intake, protein intake and carb intake would SHOCK my body and at least lose SOME friggin' weight... NOPE NATA... not one bit. This is insane!! I mean I have made drastic changes even I can't believe I made. Granted the exercise thing I have only been at for three weeks and the first week was really lame.. but still I weigh the exact same friggin' weight as when I started out PRE FRIGGIN HOLIDAY!!!!

Okay so throwing a hissy fit is not going to help- and I can't log it into my fitness tracker so it is a complete waste of time! So, what do I know CLEARLY that is most likely NOT helping in weight loss efforts???

The two most difficult hurdles for me right now... and two that are all about the lifestyle change.... are WINE and PORTION CONTROL!

While I do drink my wine-- I always work it into my caloric intake... BUT sometimes I do go over because my portions are not under control either... and WINE is EMPTY EMPTY Calories. Too bad I can't count it as a fruit because I would be streaking big time with my fruits and veggie intake!! I am sure my love of wine is hindering my efforts. What am I going to do about it? Well, wine can no longer be a staple in my house... I need to save it for going out to dinner and special occasions. SO I am going to start drinking more tea, and more water (though I do believe I will float away!!). I love wine alot, I love everything about good wine from the glass to the grape- so I do not want to be rid of it forever. It isn't a crutch- it is like chips or chocolate are to some people. I just love it. SO HURDLE NUMBER ONE! And I like my plan because it is doable and I will save money!!

Portion control... I only weigh and measure my food sometimes. And even when I have weighed and measured my food I still go back for more. I LOVE FOOD. I love everything about it (like my wine) and soon my nibbles become full portions. So I have to really focus on portion control, all the time!!! I have the tools- I know how to eyeball things when I have no scale (and I do have one at home and I need to put it to work). I also need to log in food that is not on the SparkPeople food inventory, using the nutrition labels on the packages. If SP doesn't have a food, I look for what I think I can substitute it for and I am sure I have been way off many times. So I have to get real with that!

So since the increase in exercising and decrease of food intake has made ZERO appearance on my scale- I need to do more and these two areas are ones that are obvious to me and need some tweaking.

So this week's focus will be less wine and measured portions. I will let you know how it goes!!!

You know what-- while my scale has not moved -- I am not frustrated or angry because I feel SO MUCH BETTER.. like a gazillion percent. I feel in control and I feel like I have more energy. And to me right now that is priceless!!
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  • BELLE0308
    It sounds like you have been doing a great job!! emoticon
    I too am a wine lover. I have started watching what I am drinking a little more carefully as well. I try to lessen te amount and only have it every other day. I haven't been here very long so I hope this will work. As far as portions go, I know a lady who lost about 20 lbs and I have no idea where she had it, but it bugged her and she said that one thing she did was that each time she had a lean cuisine or healthy choice frozen meal, she would wash out the container and use it as a size guide for her regular meals. She found she stuck to her portions better this way. I haven't done this yet, but it seems like a great idea.
    You are doing wonderful though!! emoticon
    2604 days ago
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