My scale has been going the wrong way since the holidays so I made few rules for myself last weekend. So far so good. My problem/binging time is between getting home from work and dinner, so now I limit myself to fruit or veggies between lunch and dinner. Also, no more bedtime snacks. I'm also trying to avoid eating my weeklies, at least until the scale starts moving in the right direction again and I lose what I gained back.
Why is it so easy and fast to put on and such a long difficult process to take off?!
Not really resisting temptation, but I've tried hard to stay mostly on track this week after being off last week. I've succeeded in being moderate. I've had a few indulgences, but have also stayed focused.
Last Edit: Feb 7, 2017 13:59:13 GMT by wwlurker: Typo :(
Well considering that during the holidays I was on the Blizzard and Recliner diet- named by my husband and daughter- I'm doing much better. In January a couple weeks with multiple Blizzards and way over weekly Points I lost .6 and .8 which pissed my daughter off but showed me the power of tracking.
My week starts on Saturday and no Blizzard so far. Lol. The original post about giving yourself credit is so true!
I printed out a recipe for strawberry cake this morning. I haven't made it. I shouldn't make it even though I intended to make it with Truvia baking mix. But it would still be high in carbs and have more than the amount of sugar that I should consume. I know that deep down it is ME that wants this, not really my husband. So in the end I'm the one that eats most of it. That's bad. I'll resist making it. Instead I can have fresh strawberries with Lite whipped topping.
Current daily goals I try not to exceed (at least by much):
1,240 calories, 155 g total carbs (25 g fiber), 41 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 63 g or more protein
My main goals are to get back into my normal BMI range, lower my cholesterol, and maintain my other normal blood levels.
I'm struggling with snacking. Weight's been creeping up, up, up and I'm at the perilous point of going over goal and having to pay soon.
Last Saturday was reckoning day. My leader gave me a pep talk and there's a bravo waiting for me this Saturday if I follow through on the action plan. I have been white knuckling it and having fruit, string cheese in reasonable amounts and avoiding my DH's stash of snacks. So far for four days but I keep hearing the Doritos in the vending machine at work calling out to me. Have not caved yet. Drinking lots of water and 0 cal sports drinks and herbal tea.
"Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light" - Yogi Bhajan
To me, the main thing is to think about my motivation and what is most important to me. Is it having that piece of whatever or is it losing weight or maintaining, etc.? There are times that having that piece of whatever is more important. But, I lost most of my weight by actually thinking about it and recognizing that, yes, I wanted to have X but I wanted to lose weight more.