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Big Duh-scovery

Sunday, January 27, 2013

When I made Lifetime at Weight Watchers is was at 153 pounds. To maintain lifetime status, one mus remain within two pounds of goal. I did fine for about a year.

Then my weight started to creep up as I began Marathon training. Not a big deal. I was able to redefine my Goal weight to the top of my BMI range, 160. I stayed there for a while.

But then I started to creep up again. I got a Doctor's note for 166.

Are you getting the picture?

By the first of this year, I had crept up 20 pounds over goal. 173. I was telling myself that I was doing everything right. But when I hit 173, I realized that I was lying to myself.

I was lying to myself and I was just dumb enough to believe me.

I did a little soul searching and I realized that I was "rewarding" myself a little too often. And copping an "Oh what difference does it make now?" attitude.

So since I got back to basics, I have been trying to stay busy and keep my nose out of the kitchen ... except when I am cooking of course. But I am working on getting back to no nibbling. I threw out a bunch of boxes of cracker we had left from Christmas. Looking at the labels, I realized that they were very tasty empty carbs.

It's back to basics for me. I am never going back to where I was almost 5 years ago.

I am better than that.

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