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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

So it appears I've been away for more than a year. And let me tell you IT SHOWS!

Been concentrating on my work, my school and the rest when there is time left to do so.

So what happened since then? well a lot has happened..

My youngest daugther moved out so I am now childless. I've advanced my Bachelor's degree to more than a third. I broke a wrist and damaged a knee last year. And, mostly, I have gained back all the weight I've ever had even a bit more. Considering my biggest number was 270 before the breast reduction, being 270 now means I am fatter than ever.

I know it doesn't look like it, but I am not here to complain. just stating facts.
fact 1 : being away from a scale to long is dangerous
fact 2 : eating when you are tired is more than dangerous
fact 3 : when you leave at 6 am to go to work then go to school after said work and come back around 10:45 PM not planing your meals is deadly!

OK, grant it there are other facts of life that could be worth mentionning, but those have been responsible for 80 per cent of the weight gain. Well actually they are not responsible, I am.

The thing in all this is always accountability. No matter your recipe to get to that healthy weight, if you don't consider yourself responsible, you are in for a hard fall.

I know, by experience that I have to be carefull and stay away from perfection. It has been my worst problem in the past. I want to be perfect I have iron control over everything then I make a mistake and that's it I am not good enough, I am a failure so I binge to punish myself.

So here is what I plan on doing :

week 1 : starting weight : 270
make sure I drink 8 glasses of water a day (done!)
make sure I eat at least one vegetable or fruit a day (done!)
ending weight 265.8! So apparently I was retaining water!
week 2 :
keep the water thing going
add 1 portion of vegetable or fruit a day

for the following weeks, I will add a portion of veggie a day until week 6.
while I am changing habits a bit at a time, I will start tracking when I think of it and at some point will challenge myself to track 2 days a week and up it till I track full time.

I will not put exercise targets because the broken wrist and the knee showed me that if your weight control is mainly based on being active you have a real problem when you injure yourself.

So this is my starting strategy. I will try to keep you posted as often as possible.

Have a great week all!
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    You have a doable plan. As mentioned, plan for a day, then stick to the plan, then consider planning for 2 days and increase till you can plan for 7 days and stick to the plan.

    I believe you can do it - looking forward to you reaching every goal you set out to reach
    206 days ago
    Well said. At times like this I like to go over some old quotes: "Never, ever, give up" - Winston Churchill, "Tough times don't last, but tough people do" - Robert Schuler, "Never work with kids or animals" - W.C. Fields. Okay, that last one really has no place here, I just always liked that quote :)

    You've already made a great start losing 4 lbs and I know that you will continue to do the things that are necessary for success. You know that there will be setbacks, but knowing that before it happens makes the setbacks seem less troublesome. Expect them and work through them, as I know you will.
    282 days ago
    What a great blog, I go through these things often too especially emotional eating.
    I take store from Ken saying what you eat is most important. I did a Jillian Michaels test on what I should be eating for me. It has really helped to give me the right way to go :).

    It is a tough road we have to travel, for you especially juggling work and study and late nights.

    The only help I can offer is one day at a time. Plan for tomorrow and keep to it then plan for the day after, if you slip or fall :) let it go and plan for the next day again.

    Letting it go helps us to not get into blame etc.
    282 days ago
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    282 days ago
    You've got this! One day at a time, one change at a time. emoticon emoticon
    282 days ago
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