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My New Back on Track Plan

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I have fallen off the wagon hard core. I am losing motivation to eat well and exercise. My jeans are getting tighter. I am up about 5 lbs to 166.2 today since early January (161.2) when I was supposed to be LOSING 5 lbs to get back to my comfortable weight range of 155-157.

I did the smart thing and got rid of all my pants that are bigger than size 10. But honestly most of my pants are size 8. And they fit but not well. So what am I going to do? All the things I KNEW I needed to do but have not been doing for the last few months:

-No after dinner snacks (nightcap of SF popsicle and chamomile tea only)
-No cocktails at home
-Eat out 1-2 times per week maximum
-Exercise 4-6 times per week (burn 2500-3200 calories) and start lifting weights at least 2 times per week
-Healthy snacks - set myself up for success
-Eat more fruits and vegetables all the time
-Measure food again - so easy to stop doing this but portion control is everything
-Twice weekly weigh-ins. Monthly measurements. It's easy to stop doing this when things aren't going well?
-Get to the root of the problem: I have been feeling depressed lately, but I don't know why. I will return to journaling and healthy outlets for my emotions. No comforting myself with food, drinks or shopping. That will only leave me back in credit card debt (just got out TODAY) and back to being heavy.

All of these things should help me reach my (same) goal of 154 by May 1. I will keep you posted every week or so. My upcoming vacation + business trip in Vegas will be challenging, but my friends can help me be mostly good. ;)
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