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More perfectionism and portion control, less pie.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Well, it's Friday and although I have not gained any weight this week, I haven't lost any either.

I had several days of eating not as well as before, and it appears to me that substituting less healthy foods (such as pie) even if I stay in my calorie range is NOT enough to keep me losing weight at my current fitness/activity level. Clearly, as far as my body is concerned, not all foods are created equal. And until I get my nighttime eating under control, an apple or a dried fig as a bedtime snack is far better than a piece of pie.

Another thing I noticed was that even though I weigh myself in the morning, the evening is when I would worry and fret about it Then, to comfort myself, I would... you guessed it... EAT. And did it make me feel better? No, of course not. I felt even worse.

"Would you like another helping of self sabotage with that?"

So it will be back to following the nutrition tracker exactly, as that was working well for me; I lost 2 pounds a week the first three weeks. Slow and steady is better than two steps forward, one step back.
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    Its great to find what works isn't it. =)
    1947 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Plateaus are the worst thing. They sure mess up my brain.
    Just keep plugging away at it.

    1947 days ago
    You can do it!
    1947 days ago
    Great job not gaining weight even with pie! It's frustrating to stay within your calories and not lose though... I hear ya! Science says maintaining a lower calorie intake than output should result in weight loss, so theoretically, it shouldn't matter what those calories come from. Plateaus puzzle me. I think maybe it just amounts to time, so keep going. You can do it! emoticon
    1947 days ago
    That nutrition tracker is a gem. It DOES work. emoticon
    1947 days ago
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