I now have one week with no artificial sweetener packets, when I was using more than 20 a day. This just shows me that I have the discipline to accomplish what I want to.
I was down .8 pounds at Weight Watchers this week.
It is hard to decide if I really want to live the rest of my life planning my meals. I think not. Not totally anyway. Tracking, though, is something I do think I'll need to do in order to maintain. I still hope to get back to where I was a year ago, down about 4 pounds. I'll keep pre-planning my meals at least for those 4 pounds. Then I have to see if it is a maintainable weight. I think it may end up that it is maintainable when I am running, but not if I'm walking.
Probably I do need to sit down to eat. That is a hard one for me, but I'm going to keep trying. I think the reason it is hard for me is that I have had months of maintaining when I tracked carefully but often ate standing up often. So I kind of have a hard time believing I have to do it.
Right now I'm not having many sabotaging thoughts, but I think back to a couple months ago when my weight went up about 5 pounds. What happened? I reduced my exercise and nibbled carbs in the evenings. What was I thinking? What were those sabotaging thoughts? Not sure. Got to be on the lookout for the "it is okay to eat this because -- "
Reality is that sometimes I can have a few bites thinking, "it is okay" and still maintain, but I've got to balance it out. Obviously, I got carried away with that thinking when I allowed myself to gain.
But I'm giving myself credit. I've been a healthy BMI for over 3 years now and below BMI of 22 for over 2 years, after more than 50 years of being overweight. I've made many good changes. I can continue to eat smart and continue to improve my eating habits.
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