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Cautious optimism

Friday, April 15, 2011

So there I'm blogging bout my disappearing buddies (and some stil have really fallen off the radar) & then I go missing - but here's what I did yesterday:

10 minutes yoga
Fed myself, the animals & got breakfast ready for DH
Walked the dogs
Went to my WW meeting
Stopped at Target for sundries
Did some food shopping
Dropped off/pick up books at the library
Went to vitamin shoppe to replenish supplements
Stopped at another grocery store
Fed myself, DH & the animals

Very little time to spark!

I lost the weight I'd gained the previous week, which is the reason for the subject. I've started a new eating plan, as some of you know & here's what I think is working:

More frequent meals. I'm able to fit in an afternoon snack, which I rarely seemed to be able to do before & that definitely helps.

Higher protein breakfasts. Much more satisfied - I didn't realize how hungry I was before.

Getting in the majority of my carbs by the afternoon.

The reason for the caution is that I've had good results whenever I try a new plan, it seems, only to go right back to my plateau in a few weeks. And it's not that I'm trying really weird plans, just always trying new things. I also started a new workout plan to help get thru my plateau, so we shall see.

For now, even if the majority of the food is so-so, I'm actually enjoying just feeling satisfied again. And mostly crave-free.

I didn't even follow it 100% last week, having pizza for dinner one night (the night of my 5 mile race, tho) & an egg bagel with belly lox for lunch that same day. AND lunch out at a buffet the Friday before. And TOM expected in a few days. Not to mention the 3/4 of a protein brownie I devoured after my speed workout on Wed night (right before WI) cause I was ravenous when I got home.

I worry a bit about IDI (I deserve it) syndrome setting in. Like the vita top I had after swimming last night - I wasn't that hungry, but I'd planned for it so I ate it. Altho I did wake up hungry this morning . . . but it just got me to thinking if little things like that keep me on my plateau. I did so well last week & ate a lot, so obviously I need to eat more, right? Or do I?

Well, there ya go. Think I just made up for the missing blog yesterday! And I have even more to say, but i'll save it for another blog.

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  • KARBIE18
    Hardly MIA when it's only one day!

    Sounds like you are on the right track. I, too, decided that more protein at breakfast is a good thing. Even though it used to keep me full until mid-morning, lately my oatmeal has been running out before I make it through first hour. This egg restriction thing has made it challenging though. What kinds of things are you eating in the morning?

    Hope that plateau has been busted. My weight hasn't budged since I last blogged, and that's been a while. Fortunately, I still have some NSVs to show for it, or it would be making me crazy.

    Have a great weekend,
    2594 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/15/2011 9:54:10 AM
  • TEMPEST272002
    I'm glad you have reason for cautious optimism. I just picked up the Clean Eating Recharged book, which suggests 6 meals a day to help rev up the metabolism. I wonder if it will feel like I'm constantly eating? Maybe that's part of the point. lol Glad you're back to us - everyone is allowed a day off or 2 when they needed... just no going off for weeks at a time, hear?
    2594 days ago
    That was a busy day!!
    Congratulations on losing the weight. Hopefully the downward trend will continue. Mostly crave-free is fabulous!!
    2594 days ago
    It sounds like you have life by the horns and are riding it for all its worth. OK, that's it I am going to go get my bike out of the barn and start getting ready for a race.
    2594 days ago
    Ok, I forgive you for being MIA yesterday, lol. You are one busy lady. Take some time today to smell the flowers, and enjoy your weekend.
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    2594 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/15/2011 8:02:41 AM
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