It wasn’t so long ago that a problem area reared it’s ugly head and I realized that I had to address it.
Holiday eating, or rather, unplanned eating got me into three pounds worth of trouble and I knew right then as I got my feedback from the TOPS scale (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), that I needed to do something to keep me from getting into this kind of trouble again.
After all, holidays happen! And so do birthdays and trips, and even potlucks.
Frankly, I live in the real world and cake and cookies happen.
That’s just how it is.
Generally, I don’t indulge on extras because untracked calories are trouble.
But I’ve discovered there’s a way to fail-safe those other moments, when an ice cream cake may find it’s way onto the menu.
I did it just prior to Thanksgiving and I think it saved me from gaining any extra pounds from unplanned post-Thanksgiving meal eating.
But then, when I did it, it was accidental.
I didn’t mean to skip eating all of my calories the day before, it just happened that way. My schedule just didn’t allow for eating much before bedtime, so I just stopped eating before I had my day’s allotment.
I tried that again recently, only this time I did it on purpose.
And guess what? That ice cream cake, or piece of cake rather, and the fettuccini alfredo with meatballs that I ate before it, they never showed up on the scale.
That’s just how I planned it.
I skipped a few extra foods, not the main stuff – mostly my snack fodder – and I did a few extra minutes on my recumbent bike.
That did the trick.
I don’t plan on doing this sort of thing often.
It could be a recipe for trouble in itself if I were to do something like this on a regular basis, but I think it can save me some extra trouble trying to relose pounds already lost.
Who wants boomerang pounds anyway? Once I throw those things out, I don’t want them back.
And to that I say, “Adios adipose!”
Note: I took off those holiday boomerang pounds plus a little interest just last week as recorded officially at my recently TOPS chapter meeting. The actual holiday gain was 3.4 pounds and I lost 3.8 pounds. I am back on track!