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Scaling Back Down

Friday, April 05, 2013

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This morning the scale read 155.
I was relieved.
For an entire day my mind was on nothing but the threat of 160lbs. I literally felt like my entire world was crashing down on me.

Moving forward I will pay more attention to what I put in my mouth. Bathing suit season is right around the corner and my goal is to be toner, not fatter.

I felt a little better after I went out yesterday and bought a new dress. A ten was a smidge tight. I know it is bad but I told myself I was going to lose 4lbs before the wedding on Saturday. (insane, right, but possible, if I eat less and move more) Yesterday I consumed under a 1000 calories and walked all day. Not necessarily to exercise but I stayed on my feet, cleaning, shopping, for 12 hours only stopping to eat and drive. This morning I woke up and the scale was 5 lbs less. The scale was either messing with me or I lost 5lbs in a day. If I can handle it today, I will be good to go. I know that this is an awful way to come back but I think I need the kick in the A!#.
For the next two days I am buckling down on my nutrition and fitness then Monday I can readjust my eating habits to what they were before I goofed, even a little more stringent since my stomach should be smaller and ready to handle smaller portions of food.

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My ultimate goal is 146. At 155 I have 9 lbs to go. I was almost there before at 153 before my goof.

I worry that eating under 1000 calories again today would make me suffer later, but I need this cleansing. Kind of like the two day leek diet I was on but without the leeks. yuk!
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I can do this. I am on my way to trim and thin. If you asked me a year ago I would never have believed I would have come this far.
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When I started Sparkpeople I used to read the success stories and only wish I had the motivation and determination to do what they have done.
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Well here I am.
On the home stretch.
9 more pounds to go.
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Lets do this.
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CHICVINTAGE 4/5/2013 10:00AM

    I'm a little concerned over your anticipation to your weigh in. You are a lot more than a number! Try to focus on good nutrition and an active lifestyle. How you physically feel is a better place to be emotionally than how you feel about how you look or weigh.
1000 calories is much too low for an active adult. I have a BMI below 20 and my daily maintenance calories(before exercise)is 1480.
I suggest you use the formula I learned in my nutrition class.
Convert your weight into kg(1kg=2.2lbs): this makes you 70.5kg
X your weight in kg by 20-25 calories to lose weight: your range should be 1410-1763. On the days you exercise you eat the higher amount. Try to follow SP guide as to percentages of carbs/proteins/fats and get enough fiber! Aim for 20-30g daily.
I've been using this formula over the last 8 weeks to lose 1lb a week so I know it works. At my BMI level, it's incredible to me how well it works!
I also aim for a six hours of activity every week and I do rather chumpy stuff like walking, yoga, some Zumba and crunches/push-ups.
Consistency is the key to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. A roller coaster of extremes will just put your body and your emotions through the wringer.

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