278.8 Lowest I weighed in this calendar year mixed feelings
Friday, November 20, 2015
I weighed in at 278.8 this morning. It's the lowest I weighed in this calendar year 2015 which was what I weighed in at here on Spark January 1st 2015.
To be honest it is a mixed feeling for me, that weight was right after the holidays and winter and I was trying to recommit because I had been gaining the whole year before it bit by bit from working too much and from moving and not having my water classes and gym anymore. I had weighed in the year before a few days into 2014 so I know then I was 261-263 (& that was after a gain then).
But I am still so happy that I stopped the pattern of even more gain, even if I didn't do it until Sept 30 this year and I have at least gotten back to where I was Jan 1 2015 AND I won't give up this time and I will keep going.
That said----Last week was terrible and it was everything I could do to keep trying and not completely give up. This week has been better and though I'm still not as on track as I was food-wise, I'm mostly on my plan and my stress is way down. The biggest off plan thing I know messes with the scale is salt but it is so tempting and it takes discipline for me not to want to add salt to everything. Other than that I have a HUGE emotional eating issue. Still working on eating alternatives when I get stressed and upset. When I DO THEM they work, getting myself to do them when I'm feeling upset is the challenge.
NOV Goals update
I haven't had any gas station coffees or candy so that goal is doing great, no new soda mess-ups since the pizza last week so that is better. I've replaced it with sparkling water which nobody likes at my house but me (which is great!)
Still working on my 10 pound weight loss goal for the month of November with 10 days left...I know if I cut salt and stay on my plan my weight will go down several pounds just from that and that will be good even if I don't make the whole goal...but I'm still going to try for the whole 10 pound goal.
Anyway, the point of the blog was just for me to recognize getting back on track and NOT giving up! And to celebrate being back down to where I was at Jan 1st (even if that is higher than I want right now, it still deserves my recognition to myself).