Friday, August 31, 2012
Okay after 9 weeks resulting in almost no weight loss I fell. I fell off the path I had set for myself. I tried Atkins for 8 weeks and didn't 'cheat' and lost 2 pounds then gained it back in one weekend of bad choices. And even though I said I just need to keep going I didn't listen to that me but rather to the me that cried 'this isn't fair - why am I working so hard if I get no results?!? wahhhh!' So this week I decided to count my calories. But do I do it right? No - I decide I'll count calories so why can't I squeeze in a cookie or two (or three) as long as I count it and don't go over - right? WRONG! Once I eat the crappy things I lose control and crave other crappy things.
I was supposed to weigh myself this morning but didn't - I didn't count anything past breakfast yesterday and figured I do really good today and weigh myself Saturday morning (ahh the games we play even with ourselves).
So flash forward to next week - I need to combine low carb (so I can control how much I eat), calorie counting and exercise. Before I was doing good low carb and exercising but no weight loss so I think I need to count calories too. I just have to get over my thinking that counting calories means a little of anything I want - I need to stick to low carb. Moderation may work for some but not for me - I just start craving junk food once I cross the line - I think it's mental for me.
So I need to pull myself back up and keep going. Hopefully I can learn to view these past 9 weeks not as wasted time and failed effort but as a learning experience. I didn't lose weight those 9 weeks but I was eating healthy (not counting this past week) and exercising.