Sunday, February 10, 2013
The last year has been one of struggling to keep my weight from getting totally out of control. In spite of good intentions, I managed to gain 25 pounds even though I tracked my food (most days) and attempted to keep up my exercise. I twisted my hip late in the summer so I cut back on moving and some days didn't do it at all. I finally made up my mind I either have to get moving and losing again or I will end up with a hip replacement! Since January first I have been back at doing 30 minutes a day exercising and I have been trying to increase my time. Too much and my hip hurts again. I also joined a challenge at Curves, went back to Weight Watchers, go to TOPS and have another challenge with an internet group! Talk about over kill! So far it is working and I am managing to stick with my plan. It is hard not to when I have to weigh in two or three times a week. That doesn't leave any time for "cheat days." My theory is that if I overeat one day it will take at least two more to get me back to where I was. If I overeat two days it takes another two or three days and I will probably stay the same at a weekly weigh in and if I get to three days of overindulging I will probably gain. I have a tendency to be a binge eater and once I get enough sugar in my diet I have a hard time stopping.
My plan is to eliminate trigger foods from my sight and out of the house if possible, exercise every day, continue with my support groups and keep busy.
I am nearly half way to getting to level 20 here on Spark and I would like to be back at my goal weight when I get there.