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Everything in moderation... it's a lie I tell you!

Monday, December 28, 2015

OK - For me it is.
Maybe some of you can have everything in moderation.
I can too... If I want to maintain my weight by see-sawing on the scale every week.
For the past two weeks I have seriously cut down on my food intake... Never below 1200 calories... Usually never below 1500 calories a day.
There is one day a week that I do not track. I do not track on Saturdays. On Saturdays I am just mindful.
I also enjoy some things IN MODERATION that I would not indulge in Sunday-Friday.
I know that I am not tracking, but it's ridiculous that I am still not in enough calorie deficit to be losing over time.... Believe me when I say I am definitely not indulging enough to cover an additional 3500 calories... Let alone result in the few pounds I gain every Saturday and spend the rest of the week diligently losing, only to gain them again.
Everything in moderation? Yeah.... NO!
I realize now that if I want to lose weight and gain all the great benefits of weight loss... It will not be fun.
No moderation days any more.
But it will be worth it.
I hope.......
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  • SUEARNOLD1
    If you have the opportunity - talk with a nutritionist.

    I'm fortunate enough to work at a chiropractic college. We have a nutritionist and he reviewed my food calendar for week and told me to
    increase my calories emoticon
    reduce my carbs emoticon
    increase my protein emoticon

    That broke my almost 4 month plateau.

    Mine you, I AM NOT telling you to do that but am saying if you can, talk with a nutritionist.

    Good luck and YOU CAN DO IT!!
    928 days ago
  • COLOR-BLUE
    Are you getting enough exercise? I know that if I eat 1500 calories or more a day and don't get enough movement in, YIKES!!! I do gain and there is no mistake about it. I didn't weight and measure Christmas dinner, but eye balled it and had a surprise, as my portions ended up bigger than I thought. I just know that I choose to have the scales so I can weigh and measure everything.

    Young lady, you've got this, I have faith in you. If you weren't honest about getting the excess weight off, you wouldn't even bother joint and rejoining this challenge. Believe me, you will reach your ULTIMATEL GOAL!

    Blessings!

    - Nancy Jean -
    GA
    933 days ago
  • CYNTHIAMINUS40
    I rely heavily on my little digital food scale. I have also synced my fitbit with SP so I can see what my calorie deficit is on any given day. When I'm finished tracking I look at the pie chart that breaks down my fat, carbs, and protein. I tend to lose more when my protein is a little higher and my carbs are moderate to low. I know it's frustrating. It takes awhile too find what really works for each individual but I believe you'll get there and then there's no stopping you!
    937 days ago
  • CINDHOLM
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    937 days ago
  • DETERMINEDJANET
    I agree with the others. Look at the portions and sodium.
    937 days ago
  • HEALTHIER-VICKI
    Watch the sodium in what you eat. That can derail even the best food plans. emoticon
    937 days ago
  • YICHE12
    I was just thinking the same thing like RUSTICMOM. It's so easy to misjudge the portion sizes. Why do you not tally on Saturdays? It could be everyone's downfall... if we had one day where we do not tally. I did not tally on Christmas Day and the next day, the scale told me so. emoticon

    Also, are you exercising enough to burn the calories? If I eat above 1550 calories and not exercise, I will get the surprise of my life on the next weigh in.

    Just some thoughts thrown your way.
    938 days ago
  • RUSTICMOM
    Is it possible you could be misjudging your portion sizes? I've done that. Then I bought an inexpensive food scale. It's been a big help.
    938 days ago
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