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Just by not binge eating part 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's working. It's not lightning fast or anything, but it is working. At my age (50) I don't lose weight fast. A few years back I'd have been able to drop 5lb in a weekend by eating right. But, alas, those days are past. Now it takes longer.

But, remember my last blog? The one about just not binge eating? Well, I've gone a couple of weeks now with that philosophy and it's working.

I'm also moving more. I'm doing 20-40 minutes of cardio a day, at least 5 days a week. That 20 minutes might be "speed cleaning" where I grab a toy (my kid has junk everywhere) and speed walk or jog it back to it's home, go back, grab another, rush it back, repeat. Sometimes I do the elliptical trainer or march around while watching TV. Sometimes I walk fast around my downstairs "loop" from LR to DR to Kit, to FR, then up the stairs, through the upstairs loop or turn arounds, and back down to start again. I have one earbud in so I can still hear my son if he needs something, but can also get energy from the music I like. And sometime I wrap, glove up, and hit the heavy bag which we managed to get hung from a ceiling beam in the house.

Twice a week I take my son with me to the gym and we meet with the trainer, but I did that part before. The new stuff is the indoor quickie cardio things b/c it doesn't take as much to convince myself to do it. And I usually start out thinking, ugh, I do NOT feel like doing this, but I will feel better afterward and tomorrow. And I convince myself to do 5 minutes, then after 5, I just keep going until I have to stop to take care of something (or someone) in the house.

So that extra movement, which isn't a lot, plus no binges (I can have up to 500 cal at night for snacks - no limits on what, but that's the only time of day I log food--to stay under 500 cal), has equalled 5 lb of weight loss in about 2 weeks. It's faster than my hoped-for progress, actually, so I won't be surprised if there's a slow down, but I do know that keeping up with what I'm doing gives me more energy, makes me feel physically and mentally better, and I know I'm doing the right thing - regardless of what the scale does or doesn't say.

But my PANTS say yes! Finally, no more bursting at the seams! Hooray for living well.
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    I will copy your idea of staying undr 500 cal for evening. If I do that I think it will make a difference for me--even if I don't track all day's food. Thanks for that idea!

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    2757 days ago
    That's awesome!!!! You're doing great and you found so ethung that works for you!
    2765 days ago
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