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trying to get the hang of this

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Okay, I'm not very consistent with blogging- that's putting it mildly. Heck, I've never blogged before. It's rather strange; so different from keeping a journal. I can't help being self-conscious about posting for all to see. But... I love reading others' blogs, and really enjoy the honesty and courage everyone has, so I am going to try. Even if it's a one-liner!

I started using SP in Sept. 2010. I actually joined a couple of years ago, but only to look up calorie counts, and never really bothered looking any further. But in Sept. I decided to track my nutrition, and set a modest goal of 5 pounds per month. I was right on schedule up to Christmas. I even met my January goal on Dec. 23! BUT... I could tell I was psyching myself out with worry that it was going to be hard to maintain that through the holidays. I somehow hit my first huge mental challenge, because since then , I've been floundering, and still vacillating between 158-161. Not good, because I've basically been going back to the habits that enabled me to be 70 lbs overweight! Prior to January, I was so focused on staying within my calorie range of 1200-1550 calories.

Evenings are the hardest, especially when the rest of the family grabs the munchies, but I am working on paying attention to my body's hunger signals, and not just eating "because".

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LSCHULER72 2/23/2011 2:01PM

    It took me awhile to get the hang of it, too. But now-I'M HOOKED! Wait and see :)

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FRANKIEMOMMY 2/20/2011 7:44PM

    Hang in there you can do it! At least you have identified some triggers! Can you eat something high in protein right before the evening snacking begins so that you can feel fuller? emoticon emoticon

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