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Two steps back

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Well from June 18 to now I managed to pound on about 12 pounds. It could be less, I was not using a dependable scale at my last couple weigh-ins I'm seeing a trend here. Every summer I put ON weight, when most are taking it off. It happens because it is supper hot in Florida and the window to exercise comfortably & safely is small. I have a treadmill but its SO boring *whine*

My husband has not been here so no night walks when its nice outside. then I was living in a hotel for 28 days with no kitchen and eating out for pretty much every meal. And in the beginning eating out was such a treat I pigged out. At the end I was so sick of eating out I could not wait to get home!

If it was a vacation I would at least had fun doing it but watching my MIL die, doing a funereal & cleaning out her apartment, NOT fun.

So I've been home a week, already dropped 4 pounds just by eating right. Most of my weight is probably not true poundage, probably a lot of water retention from the high sodium foods. DH is coming home today, job is FINALLY done. His next job is 20 miles away so he will be home every night. He can't wait to get walking again either.

Hopefully I learned something from that disaster. Looking back I see I should have gotten cold cuts or something easy to make to eat for lunch at least but the schedule was not normal, we were running all over the place, weird hours. I did better then I would have if I didn't have SP. I drank my water, avoided the french fries for the most part, ate a lot of salads, avoided the high fat salad pitfalls, tried to utilized all the tricks I've learned.

I knew the Baklava cheese cake was not a great choice, the pizza, the 5 Guys burgers, the all you can eat Chinese buffet. these were not the best choices but when your hungry you tend to not make the best choices.
I also see how important a schedule is when it comes to weight loss.

This little detour will not make me give up, there is no giving up with SP, its just adjusting and tweaking your lifestyle until you find the healthy balance that works for you.

Am I angry that I have to re-lose these pounds again, not really, just determined to lose them and get back to losing more. Once I realized that losing weight is not a race and it was more important for me to make new healthy habits that will be there for the long haul, the pressure to be perfect went away. I don't let my failures and mistakes throw me so far off track that I just give up, like I used to do. Now I just look at what happened and try to figure out how to avoid revisiting that mistake again.

Getting rid of multiple sizes in your closet helps too. I got rid of my size 18 & 16's. I have 14's 12's and 10's. I'm unhappy that I've been wearing my 12's because the 10's are not comfortable with the extra weight. I need to go in and clean out again and get out the 14's. Not that there are a lot, I was not in that size long. I realize I dress like a cartoon character, I have a lot of the same clothes in different sizes LOL I find stuff I like and stick with it I guess.

Now that I've done my whining, made my excuses and pulled up my big girl pants, I guess I will go change my weight on my ticker, which I really hate to do but it is what it is. *shrug*

I also brought a brand new scale, an Eat Smart digital scale, so my weigh-ins can be correct instead of hit or miss depending on where I weighed myself!

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    I am a big eater when I am in a stressful situation. I used the humidity this year to quit exercising. Even in the basement, which is cooler than the main level of the house, I was soaking my clothing with perspiration. My hair stuck to my neck and I didn't feel like going any where.

    I need to get back into logging what I eat and doing my exercise routinely again.
    2103 days ago
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