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What a fantastic weight loss week!!

Saturday, May 05, 2012

For the most part, April started and stopped at almost the same place. Man oh Man, what a roller coaster ride in between.

So, after an increase at the beginning of the week, which took me back to about the same weight as the beginning of the month, I had a record weight loss (hoping fat loss) which resulted in my being at a new low.

Weight loss is such a crazy crazy thing. When you embark on this crazy journey, you just have to realize that there are ups & downs that make absolutely no sense, but you must keep going.

I did see patterns on my tracking chart, and decided to shake things up. Like some days more calories, some days fewer. Some days more carbs, some days fewer. The biggest difference has been listening to my hunger. Eat when hungry, don't when not. It is against CW, maybe only have Bulletproof coffee for breakfast, but it seems to be working.

I look at my fit, lean, healthy adult sons. They eat when they are hungry, which may be once a day sometimes. Not every time MOM tries to feed them. They say, No thanks, I am not hungry. -- Huh? What? I just never understood it. Now I do :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EGRAMMY 5/7/2012 2:34PM

    I liked this blog and clicked it. It is insightful.

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BLUE42DOWN 5/7/2012 3:35AM


Just had a similar conversation with my kids this afternoon - both of them have very different eating styles, but the key thing they learned growing up was to eat when hungry, not eat when not. (Somehow they managed that in spite of a grandmother who is constantly concerned they aren't eating enough.)

Once we're listening, our body really does know what it needs.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 5/6/2012 12:39PM

    Love this blog! We do learn from our children don't we?

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VALKYRIA- 5/6/2012 11:19AM

    Wow, awesome! CONGRATS!!!

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SERENAJL 5/6/2012 11:12AM

    I totally know the rollercoaster. Great job on sticking with it.

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WOLFIEBEAR 5/6/2012 9:31AM

    That is really awesome!!! When you hit a point where it no longer seems like you are losing weight it can be really difficult to keep going. It is encouraging to know that the grass is greener on the other side. :)

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ANGELUS__QUINN 5/6/2012 9:20AM

    emoticon on your weight loss. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 5/5/2012 10:43PM

    That is so awesome about the weight loss!
You are doing great!

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    Congrats on your discovery!! Years ago, at Weight Watchers I learned about that novel concept!! Ask yourself before you begin eating if you're really hungry, then, if you aren't just postpone it instead of taking the bite. It does make sense and I think it's true. Sometimes we need to quiz ourselves about our motivations. Glad you had such a good week too!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 5/5/2012 7:06PM

    Wow congrats - yes, anti-CW for sure but listening to the needs of your body is transformational.

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    emoticon emoticon LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE ON TO SOMETHING! emoticon

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GRANNYSUE9 5/5/2012 3:03PM

    Congratulations! You hung in there and got the results! That's the important thing.

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WOUBBIE 5/5/2012 2:21PM

    Totally with you on this. After 10 months I'm just now getting over my fear of hypoglycemia and letting myself eat more from hunger and less from the clock. It works better!

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COOP9002 5/5/2012 12:26PM

    Awesome week! Glad to see that you're seeing some progress.

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