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On the road again...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

For some people, their weight is an afterthought, just a number they don't have to worry about that stays more or less the same, and in a healthy range, without much effort. For some people, they eat what they want and are able to self-regulate so that they are satisfied without over indulging. For some people, they don't have to worry about accidentally eating a whole chocolate bar or a whole bag of chips without realizing it and then feeling miserable when they step on the scale.

I am not one of those people.

I know I should be not too disappointed -- after my big weight loss from January - October 2017, I have only gained back 12 pounds of the almost 60 I lost. But over the last year I have really slacked off. I was still over 20 lbs over my goal when I started slacking and the weight started creeping up. I wasn't finished then and I can't be now. I need to get back to it!

I know, and I've known for years, that the only way I personally am able to lose weight and keep it off is by tracking so that I can hold myself accountable for what I eat. I don't believe in "forbidden" foods, and I know I am not happy on diets that involve cutting out too much, but if I don't track I find it is far too easy to eat too much of the foods that are low nutrient density like cookies, chocolate, and alcoholic beverages. If I track, I can have one cookie and stop right there, and honestly, be satisfied. If i don't track, I seem to trick myself into thinking that more than one is not so bad, and then it becomes 3, or 4, or more.

So, here I am, on the road again, here I am, back on the web-page...

I am doing my best, and that's all I can ask of myself. It's a journey!
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