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Adios adipose! No boomerangs allowed!


Sunday, January 13, 2013



It wasnít so long ago that a problem area reared itís 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.

Thatís just how it is.

Generally, I donít indulge on extras because untracked calories are trouble.

But Iíve discovered thereís a way to fail-safe those other moments, when an ice cream cake may find itís way onto the menu.



Banking calories.

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 didnít mean to skip eating all of my calories the day before, it just happened that way. My schedule just didnít allow for eating much before bedtime, so I just stopped eating before I had my dayís 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.

Yippee!

Thatís just how I planned it.

I skipped a few extra foods, not the main stuff Ė mostly my snack fodder Ė and I did a few extra minutes on my recumbent bike.

That did the trick.

I donít 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 donít want them back.

And to that I say, ďAdios adipose!Ē

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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!
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GOPINTOS 1/15/2013 1:55AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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THOMASINA57 1/13/2013 5:04PM

    I do this too when I want dessert and it helps with chocolate cravings. I love dark chocolate and just can't deny myself a bit each day, so I'll cut out a slice a bread.. that sort of thing and it works well!

I'm happy you are back on track and the scale is moving down.. Your postive attitude is inspiring, keep those blogs coming, I love them and I'm sure lots of others do too!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/13/2013 10:48AM

    Good job!
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KITT52 1/13/2013 9:27AM

    great idea and glad it works for you.....

have a healthy week

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