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Well...that didn't work!

Friday, April 06, 2012

A few weeks ago, I changed my goals to show myself losing seven pounds by the end of the year. I figured that a slow-and-steady pace would take away the stress I was feeling and make it easier to stay in calorie range.

I was wrong.

Instead of making it easier to stay in calorie range, it got really easy to be over. Not a lot (usually), but over. And, sure enough, my weight followed. I saw my highest number on the scale this weekend. Granted, I had just eaten four pieces of Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Pizza...and was physically ill! But, the number was high and I didn't like it.

So...I readjusted again. I moved my goal up to losing seven pounds in three months. My exercise goals stayed the same so my calorie range shifted down quite a bit. But, that has been good for me. I've been more focused on getting my nutrients in within my limited calories. I have been able to fit a couple of treats, but I am not indulging everyday. I'm still taking my cheat day tomorrow, but it will be one day this week, not every day this week!

The good news is that the scale is down four pounds. I realize that most of that is bloat. I don't care!!!! It's gone! LOL! And, best of all, I am feeling it. I don't know for how long or how soon I will be tempted to over indulge. But for now, I'm feeling it and I'm liking it.
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    You can do this, you know you can.
    2084 days ago
    Hi Barbara;

    Whatever works for you try and stick with it. I make pull apart cookies with my 8 year old DGD and I cut them in half before baking so if I have one it is very small. I have even quartered them anything that works to home loose or maintain. I can't run but I walk over 10,000 almost every day. I even have a broken little toe but stil go for it. Put forth the effort and it will pay off in the long run. God bless you always.

    Smile Joyce
    2128 days ago
    Slow never works for me (and fast doesn't either!). It's like running - I can't slow jog, but when I start running I can't hold it up for a minute! Not a great prospect. Since I can't run fast and long, there is just one way of doing it - learn running slow and long... emoticon emoticon
    2160 days ago
    2171 days ago
    I ate 4 pieces of pizza the other night, too, but it was Mediterranean and had no meat. I hadn't eaten much all day and I didn't even feel full.
    I'm glad you were able to tweak your goals and get back on track.
    2171 days ago
    You and me! We can do this!
    2171 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Keep on keeping on - taking care of you and finding things that work on your journey to health.
    2172 days ago
    I had a boss, years ago, probably long before you and Dutchie were born, who had a small sign on his desk. It read: "What gets checked on gets done."

    My dad dies a month ago today and ironically it was the last time I weighed myself until this morning. I gained 12 pounds. Now some of that is the whole grief/stress process for sure but some of it came from telling myself I had time to get everything back in line.

    The important thing is that you learned from the process and in the future you'll not fall into the same trap.

    Glad you are my friend
    2172 days ago
  • REJ7777
    Sounds great! It looks like you've found a goal that will be challenging enough to keep you focused. emoticon
    2173 days ago
    Knowing you, you'll be back on track in no time. emoticon
    2173 days ago
    4 pieces of meat-lovers pizza? ya, we won't be doing that now that we're back on track! Good for you for catching yourself before too much damage was done!
    2173 days ago
  • EM4488
    ..Oohhhhhhhh.. ..Sooooooo.....Gooooodddddddddd!!!!
    2173 days ago
    emoticon I think it is great that you adjusted your goal and found out that it helped. Sometimes a jump start quick drop motivates a long term weight loss. Just be cautious to stay motivated if the scale slows down in dropping. I hope it continues in the same general direction over time for you, Barbara.

    2173 days ago
    Now you know what works for you! If you are like me, now you will want to program your brain to remember this next winter when you are tempted to go back to Plan A! Have a Happy Easter!!!
    2174 days ago
    Yup, it's real easy to start over-indulging even if it's ever so subtle.
    Best way I found to keep this in check is by weighing in once a week. This way I can take corrective action quickly if needed.
    Keep fine-tuning, these pesky pounds should be long gone come summer.

    Having said that, I broke into the Easter candy yesterday. The candy I had bought to make Easter baskets for the kids. Well, now I have to go and get some more tomorrow, which will hopefully make it into the kids' baskets...
    Weigh-in is on Sunday. Looks light it might be time for a very well behaved week next week :)

    Happy Easter!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    2174 days ago
    Well done you... I wish your determination would rub off on me at this moment in time xoxox

    2174 days ago
    2174 days ago
    Good for you getting back on track!!!
    2174 days ago
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