Thursday, January 13, 2011
so today I got on the scale and it read 200.8. At first I really thought- "well that CAN NOT BE RIGHT". I mean really- who the h e double hockey sticks loses over 10 lbs in a week? I mean really?? So I moved the scale. Several times. You know- sometimes the tiles tilt it or something. But it kept reading 200.8. It isn't that I'm not happy about this- actually thrilled is a more accurate word. It just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Is it possible that I was really just eating that much before? And then I think back and wooo I really was eating a lot. I had really just let it consume me. Either way it was unexpected this morning and I can only hope that it continues even if it isn't at the same rate.
That being said, normally when I'm "dieting" which really isn't "dieting" I start at 1550 calories. When I stop losing weight I usually drop it a little maybe down to say 1450. I do this and then I get down to about 1200 and then after that I give up. I stop losing weight and I get irritated (probably the lack of food) and well then I clime my way back up to 210+. This has happen consistantly for about 15 years. Although I justify it by saying "this is what works" I have to question it since in the end it doesn't as I clime back up. This time I think I'm pretty much starting around 1700-1800. Maybe this will give me a little more wiggle room later. At 5' 4" that seems like a heck of a lot of calories but well for now it's working. And I guess that's all I can hope. That this is the last journey- or maybe I'll get a little better at it this time around.
All my food for work has been packed this week so I've accomplished not only losing weight but saving money. Which is even more necessary now that I no longer work several jobs and I have a apartment that is just barely affordable and now have a commute.
Talking to a friend yesterday who has worked on losing weight as well and told her about the tea. I'm still convinced it's playing some role. She laughed and said it was probably all the stairs. Maybe she's right- either way I'll continue sipping my tea!
Life is way good!