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Getting back to being serious!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

While I tend to spend more time online when I'm making the effort to exercise and track my food, I don't get on the scale as much when I'm not staying on plan.

Now I notice more overhang around my waistline in my clothes which accounts for the extra weight, only 3 pounds, but it all seems to be around my waist. Others think as they watch me eat at lunches that I'm being so good. They don't see what I eat at night. A friend mentioned that night hunger could be a sign I need sleep. Since I get 8 hours, I didn't think that could be it. Now I'm trying to get ready for bed and have a book to read that I will enjoy, turn off the tv and get in bed.

When I've been on vacation or celebrating some event, I've been letting myself indulge. Then I miss the tasty dishes later and tend to indulge while eating out more often. Now I have tennis elbow, I think from some exercise I tried a month ago, and that has really caused problems and I'm not able to lift weights with my left arm, so I've cut my strength time.

Add a little stress, and then it doesn't take long to gain it back. Last night I exercised, tried some SP exercises that I saved on my spark favorites, so then I got ready for bed and turned off the tv. I hope to be able to go to my wine tasting event tonight and not come home and indulge. My friends know how to drink and eat in moderation. I still need to learn. Right now I'm not able to keep too many snacks around, but yesterday I did eat some early and managed to stop before 7pm. That's a first for me.

I've joined the CATS team again, which has helped me stay in maintenance before, but this time, I need to connect more with the other CATS, so I will introduce myself and be more active. Busy fingers on the blogs and team chats should help. I really want to lost this last 5 pounds and keep it off. I need my social outings and I need to learn to eat in moderation. Now I'm off to drink a cup of water before breakfast and then exercise.

Thanks to my SP friends for helping me get motivated this week. Ann
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    Sorry to hear about the elbow injury, that definitely complicates things! But I am glad to see you're on the Cats team for the summer challenge; you can do this!!
    2162 days ago
    Oh how I know about the stress and then gaining back. Also, in the absence of stress, good times and going out alot seem to equal weight gain!! Why is it that some people just seem to know how to moderate their eating and be done with it?? Why do some of us have food front and center in our minds all the time?? I am learning right along with you!
    I'm sorry about your elbow injury...that is a stress right there not to be able to exercise the way you'd like to...I know this all too well. Best to let yourself heal and not worsen the situation.
    For me, a portioned snack is necessary at night (unless I've had a big dinner and late) because I will awaken in the night not being able to go back to sleep if I'm hungry.
    Enjoy the summer Cats team!! emoticon
    2162 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/20/2012 1:27:34 PM
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