I have lost 50 pounds this year. I try to plan a 100 calorie treat each day so I can stay on my meal plan,some chocolate,regular ice cream I buy in different flavors with 100 calories per 1/2 cup,healthy packages of 100 calorie bags of cheese flavored popcorn, not the microwave kind,100 calorie packages of almonds,chocolates. It is enough to satisfy and I put it in my menu plan so it is not extra food. I eat the correct amount of all healthy foods my body needs daily.
I agree with everyone, Just get back to it today we all have slip ups. And I so know what you mean how your hard work goes out the door with just a snack or a few bites. It's so hard to get this weight off and learn the good and bad for your body.
Julius Erving: If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
I agree with everyone's good advice - our new lifestyle needs to be livable - not so restrictive that we can't ever go to town a bit:). My weight loss graph looks like a stock market ticker (I can't claim credit for the analogy, but it's true). It took me over a year to lose 50 pounds (with an average of 0.6 lost per week), but I've kept it off for 10 years now by continuing to track what I eat and work on my fitness goals.
And right now I'm working to lose a few work stress/vacation pounds that I put on. Remember, we're all in this for the long haul, and are here to support each other. Just hang in there, and all will be well.
Maintenance is as much work as losing, but it has the advantage of allowing us to do it in cuter clothes - BESSHAILE
Maintaining since March 2003 Original goal weight 133 Current goal weight 120 (+/- 3% = 116.4 to 123.6)
My feelings exactly! So far I have not overdone anything but that is not necessarily because I am such a great planner. I have a religious fast that I am on right now and I can not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. I don't want to get up early enough to cook a big breakfast so I make veggie and fruit smoothies (beet and pear smoothies yumm). At night I have to eat around 1000 calories to get to my nutrition level so a big meal, and no time or desire to overeat. SO--- no snacking at night or during the day makes keeping within my calories easy. The challenge will be after the 21st when the fast stops - I do plan at least one day of indulgence - but because I have gotten out of the habit and my stomach has probably shrunk, I'm not too worried.
current weight: 176.4
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Truly, none of us are perfect. Personally I am trying to be a realist about the fact that I will make mistakes from time to time. My goal is to recover quickly and not beat myself up about it. I mean is it realistic to think that I am never going to splurge again ever? Nope - not a chance. So I am trying to keep things in perspective and focus on what I do well. A bad day? No biggie - just recover and get back in a routine of eating healthy. This is about healthy overall life choices - remember progress - not perfection.
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