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2 Cheat Days in a Row and I've lost weight!?

Friday, October 02, 2009

This week I had two cheat days in a row. I ate a big bag of chips during those two days, had a chocolate bar and I ate out twice in one day - a veggie sub and a veggie burger with onion rings for dinner last night. The rest of my meals were good and healthy.
So today, when I stepped on the scale, I was fully expecting a gain. Much to my surprise, I'm down four pounds over last week!
I can't believe it. For months now I've been struggling to stay in my calorie range. I'm also not very consistent when it comes to my cardio workouts, so progress has been very slow for me. I tend to follow the plan faithfully for a few weeks and then get frustrated and fall off the wagon for a while. Since May I've been going up and down, gaining and losing the same 3 or 4 pounds. Now I've lost those 4 plus three more.
The good news is that I now feel a real sense of hope that I will be able to get back below 200 pounds again. I've just got to remember to be gentle with myself!
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    Congratulations on your weight loss - you must be so pleased!
    If you're constantly struggling to stay within your calorie range, perhaps you need to increase it a little. That way, you'll be more likely to stay the course and not throw the towel in so frequently. After all, who wants to spend their life struggling? That doesn't sound like much fun to me.

    When I entered my current weight and goal weight and goal date, SP recommended 1200-1500 calories. I knew I wouldn't be able to stick with that, so I increased it to 1500-2000. I've found that I tend to hover around the 1600-1700 mark most of the time, but I have that little extra to play with, should I need it. I feel much more relaxed about what I'm eating than I would have, had I followed SP's recommendation.

    At the end of the day, this is your journey, so you have to work out what works best for you and what you can live with long-term.

    Keep fighting the good fight!

    Charlie x
    3578 days ago
    I also 'fall' sometimes, but I'm seeing good results of my lifestyle changes, small tho' the changes are. That inspires me to keep on trying. Thank you for this blog - you're encouraging to me.
    3578 days ago
  • LINDA0229
    Whatever you're doing to build muscle and boost metabolism must be working. I've only been here nearly a couple of months and find I fall off the wagon from time to time. I'm still recovering from my last binge. Congratulations on hanging on there and loving yourself every step of the way!
    3578 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    this has happened to me too....went over on my calories and still lost a lil bit of weight !
    I figured that I must have used up those calories somewhere along the line without knowing it ! good luck !
    3578 days ago
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