My thoughts on day 7

Monday, February 04, 2013

I have been at this since April 2012. I started at 261. In February I had lost 53 pounds and was 208. Which is my half way mark. I don't know what happened whether my motivation slipped or I got to feeling down but the holidays hit I ate like there wasn't going to be a tomorrow.

After Christmas I felt bloated, ashamed, and realized I had put back on 21 pounds. I was eager to get back on track and found that the low carb low fat restricted diet plan my doctor gave me ( I am healthy, no diabetes, low blood pressure, great cholesterol level-- just a weight loss plan) was almost impossible to follow again. I was starving. I found myself going for 3-4 days and then binge eating. Throughout January I kept up exercise in between failures and was able to get off 8 of those 21lbs gained.

I turned to SP for support and found just that. I realized I wasn't eating enough fat or calories to feel satiated and that would lead to binging. I got great advice from friends of my subscribed teams. I have added in fat and more calories keeping with the low carbs.

I have a goal of making 14 days.. I said I would add more water and not weigh everyday. Adding in more fat and calories and exercise at least 30 minutes per day. I have been able to add these things and don't feel starving. I did weigh after 3 days and was already down 5lbs. I haven't weighed since and will weigh in tomorrow.

I am hoping that the appetizers I made and ate during Super Bowl that were from low carb recipes won't wind up being something that has set me back any. But we will see tomorrow. I am excited to see if these changes have been worthwhile. Will be weighing in tomorrow!
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  • SHARON10002
    I am in the same situation in that I've also gained back some of the weight I lost. But you should let that 5 pound loss motivate you through the rest of these 14 days! That's totally emoticon ! I'd be on cloud nine!!!!!!

    Glad to see that you also changed your name. Try seeing the positive, baby steps you are making. Focus on what you're doing right! Keep reaching out for support, and give it out to others who need it too, When we help others, we can't help but help ourselves a whole lot more! Don't base your success on what the scale says. Base it on how YOU FEEL!
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    1898 days ago

    Failure is when you decide your health isn't worth the effort.

    no matter what the scale says you are not at the failure part of this journey
    Keep pushing
    1901 days ago
    It sounds like you're doing awesome so far--keep it up!

    You are an inspiration!

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    1902 days ago
    emoticon You can do it.
    1902 days ago
  • SAMI199
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    1902 days ago
    emoticon Just don't give up. Sooner of later you will find the right path.
    1902 days ago
    You are seeking healthy ways to lose and eventually maintain your loss, I am proud of you.

    I have been seeking ways to change my life style to develop a healthy body and mind for years....My highest weight was 265 and low carb was the only eating plan that worked for me. I even had the lap band put in and didn't lose any weight then it slipped and almost killed me. The surgeon removed it thank GOD....

    With Low carb you shouldn't feel hungry....some times it is best to eat 5 small meals instead of just three larger portions. Eating every two hours can help curb binging but as you increase your exercise you will possibly find that your need to eat will lessen...well that is what I find.

    Night time is my hardest because my brain says snack when I am watching TV...old bad habit since I know I'm not's just a muscle memory.

    Very glad you are now with Spark...the people are so helpful and the stories and ideas are motivational and inspiring.

    Keep pushing through and know you are not alone...Hugs emoticon
    1902 days ago
    Good for you! You can do it!
    1903 days ago
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