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Too much baking is making me fat!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well, I've decided that I need to come back to spark again. Spark helped me so much my first two years of weight loss that I realized its a great tool to utilize to keep you accountable. Honestly, I got a little discouraged with it because as much as I tried reached out to people, and blog while receiving feedback, I just wasn't getting very much from it. But I suppose, I'm here to lose weight, and that is whats important to me. I hadn't gone away from Spark completely, but I really wasn't commenting on blogs or getting into the articles as much anymore.

Man, November is almost over and I swear it just started. My weekends are normally packed with hanging out with friends or seeing family and this month was no exception. The weekend of November 9th I had a baking weekend with my mom and Aunt. Bad idea. A lot of my favorite goodies were made and I'm still eating them way more than I should. I froze over half of them, but I'm still seeing a 4+ gain on the scale from having one or two treats a day. When I saw 188 on the scale yesterday, I knew I had to stop. Hopefully by Saturday my weight will be at 185 or less. I need to get back on track. I have my wedding in less than 10 months and I can't be any more than 185 for it! I've maintained this weight for over a year now... what's 10 more months?

So goals for the rest of the holiday season? EAT IN MODERATION. I did it well for the past two years, I just need to do it again. Limit the sweets. One or two a day is not limiting. That starts me in a downward spiral that I may not be able to come back from. At least I know it and I'm stopping it before it starts.

I have a few treats I have to make this weekend and next weekend for Thanksgiving and for a friend who just had a baby on Monday, but otherwise, I think my baking days are over for this year. Its just too hard to sneak a bite here or there. Those bites add up.

I'm DYING to see the 170's. I don't know if I'm just not eating and working out well enough to see them, or if my body is happy in the 180's. Heck... I am happy that I've been able to maintain here for this long, but its just a little discouraging when I saw a loss almost every week for over a year and now for a year I'm just STUCK. Up and down.... 180.2 is the lowest I ever saw. I don't know why I can do well for weeks at a time (when I was losing I did well for over a year!) but now, its a few days of being good and then two days of being bad. This weekend will be my real test. I normally splurge a bit more on weekends and that needs to stop, too. I know I can do it, since I have done it... I just need to DO IT!!!

Otherwise, not too much going on. Stressing about work since our company is being sold and I'm not sure if I'll have a job come the first of the year. Also, stressing about the wedding... our ceremony site fell through so this weekend we have to go hunting for a church to get married in. Neither my fiance or I are religious, but there is nothing else left in the small down we're getting married in, unfortunately. We could have it outside, but in September... its so iffy.

Back on track. That's the plan. Just have to stick to it.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARLYOLEO41 11/26/2013 11:46AM

    Glad you're back! So am I!!

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JEWELS231981 11/23/2013 10:10AM

    The holidays are the worst! It is just so hard temptations etc... You can do it!!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 11/21/2013 7:15PM

    My sole plan over Christmas is to stay within a maintenance range for a specific period of time, and not go a day over. I LOVE to bake and eat as well! And I also know that spark is a wonderful support. You've got this!

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AWESOMECHELZ 11/21/2013 10:54AM

    Your goals are very realistic and doable. They may be hard sometimes but very doable. The holidays are hard with the extra food but, like you said, we have the tools here to help us out. Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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SHEWWIMONSTER 11/21/2013 9:29AM

    Man, baking can be my downfall! I've mostly switched over to savory cooking so that I'm still feeding my cooking bug, but making things with a little more nutrition! Could you try to transition from taking sweets to taking sides to gatherings?

Oh! When I take desserts to places, I also found I'm less likely to snack on the dessert if I take something whole, like a cake, rather than something like cookies where it's not noticeable if I don't bring them all with me. And then you can just leave the leftovers where you are!

Good luck! I've just wandered back, too, because I'm sick of being stuck in the 240s.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 11/21/2013 9:17AM

    Thank you for sharing this current struggle ... I've decided to bake a little this holiday season & appreciate this honest view if I eat what I make. Sounds like you have a solid plan to get back on track. I'm looking forward to hearing how things go.

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EELS4PEELS 11/21/2013 9:17AM

    I SWEAR we are the same person! I LOVE to bake. It's in my blood. AND I love to eat just as much as I love to bake and that includes liking spoons and bowls while I'm doing it! No worries I give all the people who eat my treats fair warning I probably double dipped spoons in the batter. :) It's so hard this time of year because sweats and good tasting food is everywhere. My goal is to make sure I stay in Maintenance and moderation mode as well. Fingers crossed that I can succeed at those two tasks.

I think that you got this though! I mean we both know what we have to do, we just have to do it! Why in my mind I think Weekends don't count is beyond me. But they do and they're very apparent every Monday when my stomach is poking out from all the wine and sweats that were consumed the last 48 hours.

I'm trying to keep a float on Spark, but I haven't been tracking so it's hard to keep it up. I know I'm going to Blog a tin in January when I do Whole30 so I'm sure I'll be back then.

Keep your head up and don't let stress get you down! You are strong and you got this. Punch life stresses right in the face!

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TANYA602 11/21/2013 9:13AM

    Hey there!
I have to admit that I was so happy to see your smiling face this morning! I also kind of fell off the SP planet for a bit, checking in only once a month or so. But I am on a 6 day streak - oh yippeee- hahahaha. More than anything I am also here for the accountability. Yes, we both rocked it the last 2 years, and you CAN get back to the 170s. It sounds like holiday baking will be your test, though. I think that's why I've come back - in anticipation of those holiday treats that I may splurge on. At least for me, what it means is I have to work out harder and longer. Decide on a plan that works for YOU and put it into place. In the end, it feels pretty good to reach your goals.

I'm so sorry to hear about both the question of having a job in the new year, and having a place to hold your wedding ceremony. It sounds like it's time to get creative. hmmmmm. My husband and I aren't religious, but we found a small church that would marry us and we had a pretty intimate wedding and then our reception down the street at a quaint Mexican restaurant.

Are you doing any challenges? What good things are working for you?
I'm definitely here to support you - let me know what I can do!
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