AND Mr. Yo-yo moved out too. He's begging to come back but I am being firm...
"It" of course is Mr. Scale.
And not just because I kicked him to a different corner of the bathroom...
Finally, this AM, 141.8. I know it doesn't seem like much, but after two weeks at 143, I was so happy to see change in the right direction.
The victory equally is to be beating the starve/stuff syndrome. I found the emotional eaters group a week or so ago and someone had posted this link:
I've never been bulimic, but the way Kathryn Hansen discussed her eating issues resonated with me. I had to face the fact that I hadn't confronted the longterm nature of this journey - OR my tendency to kid myself about my evening stuffing and morning starving - OR my tendency to kid myself about the effect of even small amounts of alcohol in boosting the tendency to binge.
So, even though it's been horribly hot and really hard to make myself walk, I said, Gotta do it. Even if the scale doesn't move. Maybe I'll be 143 for the rest of my life...so be it, at least I will be stronger and I will know that I have a choice when it comes to food and my retirement will NOT be one long snack! At the very least, I am truly learning to maintain, even if I seem incapable of losing...
55WALKER's countdown has really helped me too. When I see that number in the morning, I know where I am in the current phase of the journey. And I have to come to terms with my impatience and my desire to progress quickly, at the cost of healthy patterns.
Yah, I know that I will probably zig up again tomorrow since that is the nature of things. But it helps to have seen some progress - since it seems my big problem with a slow journey is that it's hard to see the progress and hang with the program.
It's day 42. No matter where I am on day 1, I AM finally forming new habits.