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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

It has been three weeks. I stopped tracking that long ago. I gained 5 pounds quickly. Fortunately it seems to have leveled off.

3 weeks ago I stopped tracking. I had been down to 172, I have gotten back up to 177. I find that this last week, despite a candy holiday and everyone being sick, I leveled off. I did not gain nor did I lose. Perhaps I can get back to losing now that everyone is feeling well enough to go back to school/work. I get my alone time again, so I can do my daily walks since it has gotten warmer again. I've barely been moving the last few weeks because of all the colds going around our home.

I still don't feel like tracking, so I'll give it another week before I decide if I'm going to start up again. Perhaps I really can work on losing without tracking, but I feel like I won't be able to do it in reality. If I can at least maintain what I have right now, then I will be fine for a while. I won't allow myself to get above 180 again.

My mom is feeling better too, so we will be back to our weekly outings again soon! The snow has melted enough to do some urban GeoCaching and she can see well enough to drive short distances. The air bubble in her eye has dissolved and she's just waiting for the bleeding to stop.

Since we all had colds, we didn't go over to my parent's house so we wouldn't pass along those germs to a healing person. We'll probably do Easter egg hunting at her home next week.

So things are looking up again this week and life will be back to normal again. I will be able to lose those 5 pounds again and hopefully I'll prove to myself I can do it without tracking because my tastes and habits have changed enough from what I was doing a year ago.
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  • TANYA602
    I haven't been brave enough to go it without the tracker. I'm truly proud of you for not throwing in the towel though, and trying different things to see what works best for you. And I'm glad to hear your mom is doing better. How scary for her! You'll both be out trekking in no time!
    1783 days ago
  • ACRAIG921
    You will lose those lbs before you know it. I am finding out the importance of tracking too. Let me know if I can help you in any way.

    1783 days ago
    Tracking is pretty important. Good luck on finding what you need. Glad your mom is better and you are all feeling a bit better,
    1784 days ago
  • CC3833
    Good luck! I think that I will never be able to do it without the food tracker. I think I have come to terms with this. I have such portion distortion.
    1784 days ago
  • LESLEE33
    Glad to hear you are all feeling better! emoticon
    Once your back to your normal routine things will fall back into place I'm sure. emoticon emoticon
    1784 days ago
    Glad to hear everyone is getting better. You'll soon shed those extra lbs, especially now the weather is picking up too.
    1784 days ago
    I'm glad things are looking up for you. Nice weather and feeling good make this journey easier. You're smart to turn things around before more pounds pile up.
    1784 days ago
    1784 days ago
    Yes you can!

    1784 days ago
    Glad to know things are looking up, snow is melting and you will be able to get back to your routine and your activities!! Glad for your Mom as well. I know you have been at this much longer than I have so maybe you will be able to do this without tracking especially if you eat a lot of the same foods every day. I know for myself I don't trust my judgement enough at all to go without!! I'm sure once you get back into some sort of routine and those chocolate eggs are out of site you will drop the 5 lbs again!! emoticon
    1784 days ago
    Sorry that you ran into a glitch. It happens, and it is a emoticon to get back into the groove of things again. But, I know that emoticon because you have emoticon the obstacles out of the way before and kept up the emoticon
    GO GET EM GIRL!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1784 days ago
    No doubt you'll be able to lose those pounds again! Like Sparkers always say, this is a lifelong thing, not a week or 3-week thing. Sickness happens. I'm glad everyone is starting to feel better again! Spring is almost here!!
    1784 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
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    I hope it works for you. Good luck!
    1784 days ago
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