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Saturday, April 13, 2013

emoticon OK, I didn't say it was a "good" M.O. but it seems to be the one I'm stuck with. And I'll bet there are plenty of you out there who share that MO with me! It isn't like me gain our pound when we eat at a restaurant because we've chosen a 12-oz steak, or splurged on a giant piece of chocolate cake! Like the last time I gained a pound from a restaurant, I had tried the taco salad -- told them to make it "without the taco." And they did, it was delicious! I was so proud of myself. Yes, I did eat a few of the chips with salsa. But the next day there it was, taunting me on the scale, a 1-pound increase! So it was probably the salt you say; or then again it may be so imbedded in my mind that restaurant food will cause a weight gain that maybe no matter what I ordered and ate it would have happened! Don't we, as humans, have the ability to "project" things in our minds?

Looking back on that day, I realize a few mistakes I made that day that added to my results.

1. We had company, so I sat around drinking coffee (and a cookie) and talking.
2. We adopted a new cat, so there was no time to go for a walk with the dog.
3. We took a new widow out to dinner (the Mexican food) to cheer her up.

Usually when you look over the entire day you will see the food is not the only culprit. There are little "helpers" to the outcome scattered along the way. Inactivity, the extra treat that you didn't count, it's always something if you look at it. Calories in vs Calories out. The equation is pretty simple. And as it is so simple, why is it so hard to figure out or accept?

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    So many things go into how our bodies work. I don't think any of us can figure all of it out. That pound will be gone and take some with it before you know it. A new kitty is great, but even it will appreciate you and the dog giving it some "alone" time while y'all walk! Trust me! From one who has had dogs & a cat in the household together.
    It'll all work out! Is that your new kitty in your profile pic? Pretty!!
    1694 days ago
    Hey guess what???? this is a super simple answer to my question WHY????? that I posted in a blog on my page! Yea that's right, I posted a blog! Still can't believe it and it may be a long time in coming before I do another one.'s the cool thing, it was because of you mentioning that I should consider doing a blog because you" liked my writing" in a response to one of your blogs that I even had the guts to try it! Hope that sentence made some sort of sense LOL
    Anyhow, Thanks for those little kind words. I really sat back and said "Wow!" I've spent so long being a mom, schedule keeper, cook, cleaner, laundry doer, it had been a long time since someone commented about a skill I might even remotely have outside of those things.......
    thanks again
    1695 days ago
  • JACK714
    It's hard to accept because it's not always true. I did real good on my last trip. One whole week of watching it carefully. Only went out to lunch three times and ate right. I ended the week up 1.8 pounds. And I got a lot of walking in.

    Calories in - Calories out + restaurants
    1697 days ago
    Yep - I'm there too! We just have to persevere though and eventually it will come off again. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1702 days ago
    I am in your shoes everyday was is it so easy to put on but so darn hard to take back off - the weekends just kill me but have to try harder I guess
    Keep up the good work
    1703 days ago
    1703 days ago
    The workings of the human body just aren't that simple. Calories in vs. calories out is a concept that works in the long run, but not overnight. There are so many other things that affect day to day weight gain (or loss) that I think it's hard to predict what your body is going to decide to do. The recommendation is not to weigh yourself daily (I really have a problem with that because if there is ANY weight loss I want to see it NOW) but in reality a pound or two one way or the other from day to day isn't unusual. I wouldn't worry too much about it, see what the total gain or loss is a week from now and THEN you can worry about it. emoticon I hear stress causes weight gain , I think that's probably affecting us all emoticon
    1703 days ago
    Great blog! I so hear you on the things that come up that throw you off program... and I love your little equation at the bottom! That's adorable! emoticon
    1703 days ago
    I had to laugh: yup, you and me, gf!
    I swear I'll be on your trail again soon!
    1703 days ago
  • DALID414
    Inactivity is definitely a 'helper' emoticon
    I'm going to get moving this week.
    1703 days ago
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    1703 days ago
    Stay motivated!
    1703 days ago
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