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.