Another Ride on the Roller Coaster of Weight Loss

Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's been awhile since I've stepped on the scale or posted my progress. I can ignore the small, but slow weight gain when I don't record it. It's easier to step on the scale, look shocked, then forget what I just saw. I'd make a great ostrich.

But today I stepped up and recorded my weight and I'm tracking food again. There's no way I can maintain any weight loss unless I hold myself accountable by recording what I eat and my weekly weigh in. Recording and seeing it in black and white makes it harder to ignore. And it's very rewarding to watch as I slowly creep to the goal line.

Tomorrow when I get back into the office, I'm calling for an appointment with a nutritionist. There are two goals to focus on: 1. eat more protein without eating more fat and 2. determine what nutrients I need to help prevent muscle cramps when I exercise. Potassium is undoubtedly one of them, but I think there are other nutrients that would help as well.

Vacation is over and I'm glad there are no more chips, chocolate, dips, and beer to tempt me. It's time I get off this roller coaster.
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    So glad your vacation was so fun! Welcome back! I've been working on getting more protein into my diet - I read somewhere that increasing your protein helps you burn more belly fat and that is one of my problem areas. So...I have been eating hard boiled eggs - two a day - if cholesterol is a problem you can eat just the whites. I also have added raw almonds for a snack and almond butter on whole grain toast. If I eat 6 small meals a day I seem to do better than if I try to eat three regular ones. It keeps me fuller longer and I don't have the cravings I originally had. Anyway...hope you find the answers you are looking for and that you see those numbers on the scale continue to get smaller and smaller. Just remember that you are amazing and totally worth any effort to be healthier and happier!
    3219 days ago
    Let me know about the protein!!! I'm battling the slow gain too and I am also quite the ostrich! Good luck, but I know you can do this!!
    3221 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    good luck, i hope they can give you some answers on the cramps
    3221 days ago
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