cj59, gee I'm sorry with my MIA days I missed you had a tooth pulled. That is not fun. I'm glad you are feeling better.
wwlurker, good for you working the plan. It takes some juggling around to make it a habit again.
Waving to all
I totally fell off the wagon, but good thing for me I get another chance starting to make it right. I plan to go to a local park and walk with my music. I need to get off the couch. Been feeling down the past couple days and that is not helping the weight loss.
wwlurker - I'm glad you are liking Momentum, hopefully it will make it easier for you to plans your meals and stick to the program. I'm not overly strict on the GHG myself, there are a few I don't worry about. But I do like keeping them in mind to make sure I eat healthy foods each day.
sunrose - Hope you got your walk in today and are back on track.
I'm doing alright. My mouth is still a little sore, so it makes me not want to eat that much, but I'm trying to get in enough each day. I did lose weight last week from not eating as much. That has to be one of the few benefits of getting a tooth pulled
sunrose49 - I'm sorry to hear you've been feeling down. I've been struggling with that lately as well.
cj59 - I've never had a tooth pulled, but it doesn't sound like much fun. Hope you're back to normal soon.
Last night I made some poor choices and put myself further into the hole. I'm still tracking though. I'm trying not to think of it as being "on" and "off." One evening of poor choices (or two, in this case) should not derail me completely because that won't get me any closer to my goals. I need to acknowledge that I'm still making better choices than I was previously - these aren't full-on binges, just momentary lapses. I'm hoping that they will settle down over time as I get into the groove. I'm still working out how to work the program with my life and how to develop the skills I need to resist temptations.
I'm hoping that the more I use my self-discipline, the easier it will get and these moments will become fewer and further between.
Hello Sorry it's been along time since my last post. Things were hectic this last weekend, and I had a lot going on with the kids. I am still tracking, so in that department I am good. I haven't weigh myself lately, because the weather has been unseasonable hot here. I have horrible water retention problems due to the heat, and it sometimes masks my weight lost. Next week it should go back into the 60's and I will face the scale then.
sunrose49, Hope the meeting went well and that you enjoy your walk.
cj59, Glad you are feeling better after having your tooth pulled and Wtg on the loss.
wwlurker, Hang in there. I struggle too with an all or nothing mindset.
sunrose - I'm glad you are enjoying your meetings, it's always nice to get that boost from them.
wwlurker - You sound like you are making good choices and working at putting any bad ones behind you. I remember the temptation of "work food"!
leesa - Glad to hear you are still tracking and hopefully your weight is good too.
My mouth is almost healed up, at least from this first week. I'll have to be careful with it for awhile before I get the next procedure done. I'm glad to get back to eating some more normal foods instead of all the soft foods I've had the last week.
Well after my post yesterday about not getting on the scale I flipped flopped. I decided this morning to bite the bullet and to weigh in. Happy to report I am down another pound, but still haven't reached 10% yet. Hopefully next weigh in and I keeping having to remind myself it's not a race.
sunrose - Hope you made it out for your long walk today.
leesa - Congratulations on the additional loss. You are smart to remind yourself it's not a race, even though I know it's difficult not to want to lose all the weight so quickly. They always say a slower loss is easier to maintain - at least that's what I've read
wwlurker - Hope you are doing well today
I'm doing alright and ate out today. I had planned for this so I was able to enjoy some fried food, something I rarely get. I have another lunch out tomorrow but I've planned for that too, so hopefully I'll do O.K. with my choices.
It's very quiet in this thread. I hope it's because everyone is enjoying the weekend and busy and not because you're having any problems.
I did my monthly weigh-in that I do on the 1st day of every month - I've been doing that for years - and I'm down a few pounds from last month. That was just from the last few weeks after having my tooth pulled when I couldn't eat much. I won't feel bad if I put that back on but psychologically it does feel good to lose weight. It's crazy how my mind is trained to want to see the loss.
I've done 7 months at or below my goal weight, so I'm happy that I've doing well with sticking to a good food plan and exercise. I hope I can keep to it.