But tracking is boooring

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Well, after falling off the wagon for a short time and then posting triumphantly about being back, I went SERIOUSLY off the wagon. I have now had over three weeks of bad eating/bingeing.

I haven't weighed myself. I'll do that tomorrow or Friday. Probably Friday. Then I can see how much I've gained. I think it's over 5 lbs. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if I am back in the 180's. Sigh. I feel huge and bloated.

I have been tracking for two days, and although yesterday was another bad eating day (2200 cals) at least I tracked it. I got myself into a state of not wanting to be bothered with tracking, and that leads me to eat way over where I should be. All because tracking was "too hard." And you'd think I would have learned that lesson previously and just kept tracking. At least with tracking it reins you in quicker with the food intake because you SEE the damage you are doing. I must remember that even if tracking feels a little bit like work sometimes, it is FAR less work than trying to lose the weight again if I go off the rails. And it is far better to track than to remain overweight. I must get back to it as being part of the routine.

Oh well, today is another day. I will continue trying to claw my way back to doing this right so I can start losing weight again.
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    After reading your intro. and this recent blog, I was just wondering if you have had your metabolism, hormones and thyroid checked in the past year? I have been battling the gradual increase in weight for the past few years - I tried diets, work-outs, etc. and to no avail. I went to 2 doctors who both just basically told me to live with it, it was genetics, etc. after my thyroid tests came back "normal". After mentioning my frustrations to my dermatologist, she recommended a couple doctors that deal just with women and their changing hormones and metabolism. BINGO! The one doctor I went to explained that just because thyroid levels fall within a certain guideline doesn't mean a person isn't Hypothyroid....which it turned out I am. Plus after she ran some additional tests(hormones, adrenal, food allergies, etc.), it turned out I needed additional supplements. My thyroid med was just re regulated in March, plus my supplements, and now combined with Sparkpeople and work-outs it seems to be finally falling into place.
    I just don't think it's fair to be blaming yourself for all of the "weaknesses" your body is experiencing. There may be things happening you're not aware of and have little control over....cravings, fatigue, depression, etc. can all be tied into the things I mentioned above.
    Anyway, I could be off on this and my apologies if I am, but you sound frustrated and I thought I'd just thought I'd drop you a line to give you some encouragement.
    Good-luck....try to hang in there and have a good weekend!! Deb
    3275 days ago
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