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Emotional rollercoaster

Friday, December 02, 2016

These last week's of refeeding have been an emotional rollercoaster. After last year's experience I have been living under the constant fear of failing and regaining weight quickly again. I did fine for the first 3 weeks of refeeding and kept the weight. But the daily weigh-in that you need to do is driving me crazy. Am putting myself under way too much pressure. You need to weigh daily since it helps you recognise which of the food you try out makes you gain weight. Those are the ones you need to be careful with. I realized bread makes me gain weight 2 days after I eat it. So I need to go slow on that in future. Well not funny! When I started gaining weight this week I felt like I failed again. Until I managed to stop and think. It is about time for TOM. So I stopped weighing until the water retention and cravings are gone. My second week of "healthy food no restrictions" is over. Now I have 2 weeks of clear instructions of what to introduce when again and I am done with the re-feed. I have decided to relax over the holidays and just make the best choices I can. If I gain some, so be it. then in the new year I decide how to move forward. It is time to concentrate on fun and quality time with friends while making healthy choices. And for now I need to celebrate that I have lost 10kg - 22 pounds! I am going to pick up my new glasses today which are a gift to myself.
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    Congratulations on your weight loss. You are doing a good job and will see the end of your journey soon. Then you will be on to maintenance. emoticon emoticon
    1503 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    I think you're doing a fine job. The weighing in everyday keeps me on track, I know they say you shouldn't but it's my accountability. If I see the scale go up, the next day I try and make sure I make better choices. It can be frustrating for sure. Glad I don't have to deal with TOM anymore. That is something I definitely don't miss. Take care! emoticon
    1506 days ago
    Having to weigh every day would definitely be something to make you crazy. I understand though that it's currently necessary since you're experimenting with food choices. Don't let the holidays derail you, you've worked so really hard for that loss.
    1506 days ago
    Excellent plan.
    1506 days ago
    I am in a similar situation - my weight is slowly going up each day and I am trying to figure out why. For me - it has been eating out twice a day due to our kitchen renovation (tomorrow I will do a little better with meal planing for next week). I too have TOM coming up and I always seem to gain weight just before then. So.....take a deep breath...accept the things I cannot change and have the courage to change the things I can :)
    1506 days ago
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