Middle Number 4, GRRRRR!!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Changed my weight tracker to 140.5. Up from 138 where it's been (faithfully checked daily because that's what works for me in maintenance) for weeks and weeks.
But today it WAS 140.5. And so I changed it.
I hate to see that middle number 4.
I know, I know. Not a big deal. Probably temporary.
I haven't been exceeding my calorie count. Have been permitting myself 1500 or 1600 calories a day, however. Within my "range" but probably too much for my metabolism.
And: I did have a serving of salted cashews and almonds yesterday. So there might be some "water weight" lurking in there. Nuts good (in moderation); salted nuts not so good.
Today: Will review my Beck cards. *pause: doing that right now* Done.
Where have I been a bit sloppy?
Pretracking nutrition: gotta do this every day, the day before. (Haven't put in today's nutrition yet: will do this immediately after posting my blog). And I will measure portion sizes rather than relying upon the "eyeball method".
Exercise: work has been uber stressful, and I haven't been getting to the gym as much as I need to. Even though the gym (and golf) are excellent means of combating stress. Went to the gym yesterday. I'm playing golf today. And tomorrow.
Eating standing up. There's been a tiny bit of that creeping back in . . . vegetables while preparing salads, a berry or two. Trivial from a calorie count perspective, NOT trivial from a "strengthening the resistance muscle" perspective. No more eating standing up. None. No choice. This is a huge slippery slope for me.
So: I will continue to pretrack diligently: exercise, nutrition.
And measure my portion sizes accurately.
Because: ignoring small weight gains is what got me up to 230 pounds in 2001.
Eternal vigilance is what I require. Beck and SP can help me maintain that.
I want to see a middle number 3 again. Yeah.
When it happens, I will post it!