I've really not been doing anything weight loss related at all, and that has suited me just fine. I think that my weight did even out; I don't feel like I gained a ton in the last month (I've still not been on the scale and I'm not sure I want to get on it). I did overeat a lot though. That is something I would like to work on. I haven't been exercising very much either.
I've had a lot going on in my life personally and professionally and I just didn't feel like I had the time to worry about my weight. That said, I definitely believe that my energy levels suffer when I don't take care of myself. I was staying up way too late, not exercising and not eating well.
As of right now, nothing much has changed. I still have just as much going on. I'd like to work in ways to take care of myself even when I'm busy but I also think that I need to be less hard on myself and stop expecting so much on all levels. I need to acknowledge that I can't do everything all at once and right now, my work and my family take virtually all of my time.
I'm going to work on building in healthy habits to help carry me through but I don't think I'm going to actively try to lose weight for the time being. It's just another source of stress that I don't need right now.
leesa - This is the first time I've ever made it to my goal weight and doing Maintenance too. So I'm figuring it out as I go. I'm sure you'll get there too and then we can support each other
sunrose - I'm glad you didn't go on your trip, I was worried about you traveling to Florida. It's good to follow our instincts. I hope your friend will be O.K.
wwlurker - I think you really learned a lot from that program you were on and you're smart to try to work on building healthy habits, I think we all need to do that to be successful. I'm sure you'll do the best thing for you to get through these stressful times.
I hope anyone else checking in is also doing well.
I'm hanging in there today, keeping myself busy so I don't overeat. I've planned out my meals for today so that helps, but it's nighttime where I have to watch myself - that's the time I feel the weakest and want to snack.
I agree with you all - evenings are the worst!! It's like something tells us it's so late in the day that whatever we eat won't count
I'm glad to hear everyone is working on doing things to help themselves, that's all we can really do.
I went out today and I had planned to get my lunch at a fast food place and maybe not even count the points. I kept thinking and thinking where did I want to go, and every choice I would make I decided I really didn't want it. I ended up with a small cheeseburger and it was good. I guess I have to believe that I knew getting some very high points foods would be bad and that's why I had so much trouble making a choice.
sunrose49 - Sometimes I think that when you make an unintentional bad choice like that, you get discouraged and it impacts the rest of your day. At least now you know for next time!
Yesterday was a whirlwind for me. I barely ate all day, then went out to dinner and ate way too much.
This morning I went back to the gym. During the school year, I typically have the choice between going to the gym and getting ready there or going back home to get ready after I get the kids on the school bus. It doesn't really set me back any time to go to the gym, so I just go there. I'm happy to be getting more exercise in!
sunrose - Been there, done that All we can do is put it behind us and move forward.
wwlurker - It's tough when you have a day like that and your schedule messes up your meals. I'm glad you were able to get back to the gym, I'm sure it makes you feel better.
I bought a slice of pepperoni pizza at Costco today. I had been wanting a slice of pizza for awhile, so I figured it was time. I checked the points when I got home and it's 14 points, but I have hardly used my weekly points so far this week, so I can fit it in along with some dinner. If I can just manage to allow myself foods like this from time to time and fit them in my week, I'll be happy.
I've been using my activity points several days this week too - for candy - so I'm not sure it's was the best thing to do
Hope anyone else checking in is doing well on their plan and that you all have great weekend!
wwlurker, WTG hitting up the gym! That's great you can work it in during the school year. It's rough to go all day without eating much. I would have done the same as you did at dinner.
cj59, WTG fitting the pizza into your plan. I love M&Ms and have been trying all the new ones with my son. The strawberry one is yucky so in the trash they went. Better for me to just stay away from them.
Waving to all
I did a 2 mile trot on the towpath yesterday with my DSon and dog. It will be really nice here this weekend so I will get out both days and do the same thing.
sunrose49 - good for you for throwing the strawberry ones out when you didn't like them. I probably would have eaten them anyway!
cj59 - it's nice to have those planned splurges where you can fit them it. I think that makes it livable.
It's a beautiful day here, and I'm stuck at the office.
Last night went well; I didn't really overeat too much, which is rare for me for a weekend. I really think I'm settling in to a new, less strict routine where I just try to be reasonable.
I've still not been on the scale, but I can tell that some of my clothes are a bit tighter than I would like. I'm going to use that as a barometer for now. I really don't want to see that number on the scale (one that starts with a 2)!
sunrose - Good for you getting in your 2 mile trot, hope you are able to get out during the weekend. I liked the Candy Corn M&Ms that are out right now. I just get the single size bag. Otherwise, I'm a plain Milk Chocolate M&Ms person, when I get them.
wwlurker - I admire your choice not to weigh in and to judge how you are doing by other means. Sometimes I feel obsessed with the scale, and I want to get past that.
I'm doing alright today, but feel like I'm one bite away from a binge! I'm really trying to fight it by spreading out my food over this afternoon and evening so I hope that helps. It sure would be nice to have longer stretches with no desire to overeat, but I guess this is my new reality.
You can tell when I'm working on the weekend because I post lol
cj59 - I'm sorry you're fighting the urge to binge. I truly believe that it will get easier with time, so you won't feel like you're "white-knuckling" it all of the time.
Today was great - we did a charity walk as a family so I got lots of steps in. Then I did some chores around the house and now I'm back at work for the evening to get a bit more stuff done. I wish that I was better at working from home, but for the most part, I need to be at the office to get anything done.
wwlurker - Doing a charity walk as a family sounds like a wonderful thing, I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. Too bad you have to go into the office to work. When I was working I always did more work at the office too.
I'm doing pretty well today and sticking to my food plan.