500-999 SparkPoints 717


Saturday, September 15, 2012

My schedule is all out of whack. I am barely registering what I'm eating, though I am buying lots of fruits and veggies and we are going through them pretty quick. Sure that I am gaining some weight since I am not exercising as much. I am rearranging the new place again. Going to move the treadmill into the main living space since I am not spending enough time in the "gym". I have no idea how much I weigh, I'll have to get my wii things set up so I can do that again.

Also, hi to all my sparkfriends! I am still around, just trying to find a routine that works for me. So far I am up all night and sleeping most of the day. School orientation is on Monday! Woo a schedule!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • X5X52000
    2404 days ago
    Good luck, keep going! Hopefully you can get settled in and get a routine going in no time.
    2407 days ago
    Val, you're here--that's what's important. Schedules come and go; sometimes we get caught in the craziness, but we don't have to stay there. Success is what it is: one day at a time, one foot in front of the other, not balking at change.

    2407 days ago
  • no profile photo GARBLEDEEGOOK
    New routines are always a pain in the butt; the last study I recall said that it takes 21 days to break one or acquire the new one. So fear not, if you have a plan, you'll get there if you stick to it and amend it where it doesn't work and it sounds like that's what you're doing right now. We're human, we're resilient and adaptable; it's part of our make-up.

    I weigh myself every day now; used to do it every week. To be at peace with it, I have to do it every morning when I'm just out of bed in my birthday suit at the same time thus same conditions AND I have to accept that the body can fluctuate a few pounds; I give myself a 3 pounds range which isn't much, 5 might be more realistic, but my body seems happy with 3. If I pass it, I adjust my salt, my calories, my exercise and/or water and there are many other factors, sleep, stress, etc. that can be adjusted. When I stay at a new low for about 5 days, I claim it as a victory on SP.

    I also do a self-check in the morning about what was different the day before. I have learned this way not to be afraid of the scale, but of making it my ally, a tool in my healthy ways bag. If you don't use it, you have other ways to know how well you're doing, but ultimately this is how we gauge our progress and success despite the fact it only measures F=ma and in the end, the a person with 186lb of muscles will look thinner than one is 186lb of fat. In light of that, I keep track of my measurements on a regular schedule. It comes in handy when one only has 10-15 lbs left to lose especially.

    The primary tool for success that I have noticed folks on maintenance for used to get there is the food tracker. I write it down before I eat it so I can plan/adjust for the next meal/day. In the end, if I don't do it honestly, I'm only cheating myself. Despite all this, there are still slip-ups; I try to learn from them and adjust my routine.

    When I cannot log right away, I pile up on veggies primarily (so long as they are not bathing in fat or sugary sauces) then lean proteins and a little whole grain watching the portions very carefully for proteins and grains. I have so far been okay doing that since veggies are nearly "free" :)

    Right now, my routine is up in the air, too, because I'm on bedrest and it will likely be that way for a while so I stick to the veggies, try to weigh myself whenever I can with realistic expectations. Don't let it scare you, do it and use the info; that's all that piece of cold steel and glass is for and there are many other tools to use that complements it.

    emoticon emoticon

    2411 days ago
  • no profile photo CHICA_BORICUA
    2411 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.