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Fluctuations in Body Weight...

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Small Fluctuations in body weight are normal and expected. Many times we get frustrated because of these fluctuations. "The idea of maintaining a lean body isnít to be perfect every single day of the year and have your ideal bodyfat % every single day. Itís really about having smaller swings in weight and bodyfat. Instead of going up and down 30-40lbs (or more) the idea is to pull that range down to maybe 5-10lbs (depending on how tall you are). You stay within a range of succes...
Your job is to find YOUR sweet spot and learn what works for you to stay within a few inches/pounds of it while still enjoying all of the food related celebrations that life has to offer." (LBC)

The above statement is so true. I am on a journey to LEARN HOW TO LIVE with Food and use it for FUEL and manage the amount and choices when I'm using it for something social or celebratory as the author says. Part of me wants to be crazy and do some crazy diet and lose the weight and then start being sensible. The other part of me knows from experience that crazy diets don't really work in the long run. This is about learning how to LIVE and BALANCE and MODERATION.

Yesterday was not my best day...Mexican restaurant out with friends. I ate a little too much and ended up having a bit of a fattening adult drink later but overall...I made improvements on my old habits.

How are you doing with your journey? What tips can you offer or what are your biggest challenges?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MISTYRIOS 1/21/2013 3:45AM

    Im ok as long as Im at home, but I have a hard time when going out. Im always talking myself into ordering something fattening. It always goes..."well I dont go out everyday and since Im gonna be paying to eat out I might as well order something that I'm really gonna enjoy" so then I order what I feel like eating and completely overdo it. Im not ready to attack the restaurant scene yet, so I am just gonna totally avoid it til I feel ready.

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LULUBELLE65 1/21/2013 3:02AM

    Very few of us got fat on restaurant food. Unless you have a job where you eat out 5 days a week, chances are that you consume most of your calories at home. (In my opinion, fast food eaten in the car counts as "at home"--you're not in a restaurant celebrating, or enjoying, you're simply filling a hole, be if physical or emotional, with junk).

So I try not to worry about restaurant food too much. I try to make good choices, and to not allow the waiter to put the chips and salsa in front of me, but I am not going to eat a salad instead of ribs, if what I really want is ribs. But If what I really want is ribs, then I don't need to eat the cheese fries along side, maybe I can eat a baked potato, or see if there is a steamed veggie option.

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GOPINTOS 1/20/2013 9:51PM

    Great Blog!!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/20/2013 6:48PM

    I agree with you that crazy diets do not work! And sometimes you just have to splurge!
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KACEYSW 1/20/2013 6:18PM

    I am working very hard to maintain good habits wherever I go. It is difficult when going to other people's homes and making good choices when I have no control over the options available. I do a much better job when I am out at a restaurant because I have more available options, so I feel better in that setting because I don't feel obligated to eat whatever has prepared in my "honor."

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