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Official weigh in day - and just under my maintenance range. Partly that could be dehydration - since I did a spin class last night. I really tried to stay hydrated, but I do feel a bit dry this morning . . . anyway - right on target weight wise... Read more
Not tracking - current challenges
For the last week I have been weighing in daily - and always the same. 57.5 kg - which is actually half a kilo below my goal range of 58-60kg.
Today was an official weigh in day - and today I weighed in at 58kg.
First thought - PANIC! By ... Read more
Just back from the first camping trip of the season. I made a few bad food choices (esp. yesterday's lunch) - giving me a huge food hangover yesterday. Amazing really how my body can't cope with that sort of eating anymore.
That feeling was a ... Read more
Not tracking - Keeping it simple
Three meals a day, and 2 snacks.
Plate half full of veges (or fruit at breakfast)
Snacks mainly fruit and vege - but greek yoghurt, hummus or a couple of nuts if I want something more.
Try to limit cakes, biscuits etc to one small item (ab... Read more
Not tracking - Initial thoughts
A quick history
I was never "overweight" - in terms of BMI, my max was 24.5, and before I joined SP was a sitting at 24. I knew I was carrying a little more weight that I wanted to - and wanted to get back to my wedding weight at a BMI of 2... Read more
A change of pace
The last few months have been a real roller coaster for me.
I am on a cycle of disciplined days, followed by a binge that I believe is a reaction to all the discipline. Eating food just to fill some need that is not related to hung... Read more
Gaining control again
I have lost control of my eating. I think it has to do with the school holidays - we got out of routine, which got me hunting for something to fill the void . . . . you know how this story ends!
Once I got off the rails, I have been a bit wobb... Read more
Eating ups and downs
Boredom = uncontrolled eating
If I can plan my meals, I can plan activities for the afternoon for me and the kids.
etc etc etc
Not hard - but I need to do it.
... Read more
Beck Blogs - Finale!
Yesterday I completed the seven week program from "The Beck Diet Solution" by Dr Judith Beck. A very interesting process, where I learned a lot about who I am, and what I am thinking - and how changes to the way I think can make maintenance a lo... Read more
Beck Day 42 - Practice, Practice, Practice
We are there - 7 weeks of learning how to think thin.
We will hit rough patches. We should then flip through what we have learned, rereading the passages we need. Rough patches are temporary.
She also reminds us about how thin people thin... Read more
Beck Day 41 - Make a new 'To do' list
Beck has taken us through all the skills that we need to lose weight, and keep it off.
Some of them were obvious, some of them were something new to think about, some of them were easy, I was doing some of them already, but some of them were (... Read more
Beck Day 40 - Enrich your life
Beck is saying that if you have dreams of all the things you are going to do when you lose weight - then start doing them now. Don't wait.
I am not trying to lose weight - but I think it is a good life lesson - if we live our lives always i... Read more
Beck Day 39 - Keep up with exercise
She is really preaching to the converted here!
Like everyone, sometimes I need a kick in the pants to get it done - but exercise is part of my life now. I seek opportunities to walk, ride, etc, etc. I attend weekly pilates. I do extra stren... Read more
Beck Day 38 - Deal with a plateau & the month recap
Considering I am in maintenance - a plateau is what I am aiming for!!
I suppose Beck's advice applies to maintainers who experience a small gain.
What does she advise? One of the following options
1. Keep doing what you are doing (or if... Read more
Beck Day 37 - Reduce Stress
I have a very low tolerance for stress. I tend to avoid it. I am not sure this is a good thing - since I think that perhaps a little more stress might drive me to achieve more.
One of my sisters is a super stressed, high achieving individual -... Read more