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SWEET TOOTH CHALLENGE DAYS 3, 4, 5, AND SIX

Monday, November 26, 2018

DAY 3
Day three was Thanksgiving, that's all I have to say about that emoticon emoticon .

DAY 4
I got back on track. I ate foods that were low in sugar. However, I did gain weight.

DAY 5
On track. I weighed myself. I gained another 4 pounds? Hmmm.

DAY 6 (today)
Not on track. I overate big time. To the point my stomach hurt. I also got sick. However, I did not eat sugar. Everything was low sugar and high protein. I also did not weigh myself. I put the scale away again. It does not help my psyche.

ALL CAUGHT UP
So now I am caught up in my journaling on this new challenge. At this point I am going through a change in my diet. As a result I feel like I am treading unchartered waters and the stress is showing up on the scales.

IT COULD BE THAT I HAVE REACHED MY GOAL?
I seem to be doing a lot of bouncing here. I believe it may be that I have reached my ideal weight and not I have to concentrate on building muscle and tightening up. We'll see. I do know that my waist is 28 inches and my hips are 38. I am fitting in a size 12. I think that is a good size for a woman my age.

EXERCISE CAN GET ME THE REST OF THE WAY
I could get into a 10, but that would be through exercise. So, my new plan is to start strength and cardio to get the inches off. I will try my best to only look at the scale once a week starting in January. I will use clothes to start determining my weight loss until then.

I KNOW I SAID THIS BEFORE
I know I said this before, but this time I mean it. I am putting my scale in the trunk of my car. I do not want to do what I did the last time I lost 100 pounds. I kept trying to lose weight and never went into maintenance. Before I knew it, I gain every pound and then some back. I'm doing things differently this time.

NEW PLAN
Keep doing IF and the 1 day a week total water fast
Cut back sugar
Up protein and foods with naturally occurring sugar
Start a cardio and strength training exercise program
Use NSVs: clothing and measurements
Start weighing once a week starting in Jan. Do not weigh in December
Start working on a maintenance plan emoticon

Thank you Lord for giving my a new plan.
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  • RKOTTEK
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    622 days ago
  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    Keep on keeping on.
    Like you, I lost a lot of weight dieting (and exercising) but once I reached my goal, I stopped dieting and gradually gained all the weight back and then some. I lost the weight again but this time I made lifestyle changes that focuses on health and wellness. I reached my goal weight almost 2 years ago and I continue to use SparkPeople to keep me on track as I maintain my goal weight. As for the scale, I weigh once per week (on Friday) and make changes when needed.

    You done it before and I sure you'll do it again. I was you the best on your journey
    625 days ago
  • EISSA7
    You are right to ditch the scale since it is causing you stress...focus on exercise and healthy foods as you have planned and you will have a successful December!
    625 days ago
  • BILLTHOMSON
    In the beginning I lost weight quick, then it slowed down. What was more useful to me was keeping records of my measurements. I found out with exercising I wasn't loosing weight but gaining muscle, so therefore my measurements changed drastically, I went from a 41" waist to a 31" waist but the weight remained constant.
    625 days ago
  • PLCHAPPELL
    Sounds like a good plan
    625 days ago
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