sunrose - Hope you are feeling better this evening and had a good time today.
I'm staying on plan, but my knees have really been bothering. I've been pushing through the pain to get in my minimum steps on my Fitbit, but don't know if I'll be able to do it today. I may have to take a few days and see if they start feeling better. I have a long streak of at least 10,000 steps a day and I really hate to break it.
I went off the rails this weekend. I'm not entirely sure what happened. I went way over on both Friday and Saturday nights and then didn't really keep track on Sunday either. I'm sure that I'm already in the hole for the week, but I really want to try to get back on track. I'm going out of town towards the end of the week, but I should still have quite a bit of control over my intake.
I was down 1 pound at my WI. This was disappointing for me, as I was on track to be down a couple more than that. I think that probably had something to do with my choices on Friday night before WI on Sat morning.
I'm trying to just put it behind me and move on, which can be tough. Sometimes it feels so fruitless - one step forward, two steps back. But, I can already feel how horrible I feel just from an "off" weekend. It really messes up my digestion. I'm trying to focus on that to motivate me to make healthier choices.
wwlurker - I'm glad you were down a pound, but sorry that is disappointing to you when you have worked so hard. Hope you can have a good week before going out of town. It is difficult to stay on track when you are going out and eating out, I hope you will be kind to yourself DotRen - *waving back at you*
I had a rough weekend too. Saturday was not bad, but then yesterday I went a bit crazy. I'm overeating the foods I've brought into the house that I knew I should have here. I know I won't overeat on what I consider my "healthy and on plan foods", so I just need to keep the other ones out of the house. I have a few of them left and I'm debating just eating them today and being done with it or getting rid of them. Sadly I'll probably just eat them But then I need to remember that I can't bring them home, I just don't have any willpower to resist right now.
Hi everyone! Still trying to get back on track. I definitely felt it digestion-wise all day yesterday, so that is a very good motivator. I'm a bit disappointed that I took it so hard having a couple of challenging days. Upon reflection, I think it was a couple of things:
(1) All or nothing thinking - I really went over Friday night (I asked DH to bring home ice cream, which I had the point for. He came home with ice cream, chips and sour jujubes. I did not even try to resist). Then, I was only down 1 pound the next morning (no wonder why), which set me off for the next evening (and couple of days). Because of that, I started my week already in the hole or very close to it, which has made it even harder to get back on track.
(2) Slow progress is upsetting me - I realized the other day that I've been tracking for a full month and in that month, I did not see the progress I would have liked. That makes me feel like it's pointless to continue. I logically know that's not true, but I was very discouraged. I have about 15-20 pounds that I just want off quickly. Then I'd be ok picking away at the rest.
Because it's so important to me to get the first 15-20 pounds off, I think that maybe I should lower my DPs and see what that does. I really don't want to over-restrict and I'm concerned that if I'm not even staying within my higher points, what is the good of lowering my points. But if I don't, there is no wiggle room and everything is happening at a snail's pace.
wwlurker, I know how frustrating this whole process is. Maybe just try the lower DPs for a couple days and see how you do. Hang in there.
I have been way bad. The scale is back up. I swear I could just kick my rear! So hot out. I don't feel like walking outside or inside for that matter. I did get some veggies in at lunch time and lots of water.
I also hope everyone is doing well and dealing with the heat. It's been so hot here I pretty much can't do anything.
I've been feeling discouraged with the whole "weight loss thing". I haven't been eating that badly, mostly because I don't have any junk food in the house to eat.
But I feel like my body just doesn't want to lose weight right now, no matter what I do. I was thinking about that and how weight loss has worked for me my entire adult life. I would take 1-2 years to lose a lot of weight (over 100 pounds) then only keep it off for less than a year before I started gaining it back over the next several years. Then I'd maintain the higher weight for several years before I'd lose the weight again and start the cycle over. I've done this about 5 times over my adult life.
This last time was the longest I kept the weight off and fortunately I haven't gained it all back yet. I'm hoping I can at least keep the weight gain to where it is right now even if I can't lose anything right now. I'll just keep eating the best that I can and hope that I can lose some of what I've gained back.
I'm just so mad at myself that I worked so hard for 3 years to lose weight and maintain it and then just started back with bad habits. I think letting go of the anger at myself would help a lot but I can't seem to get there.
Thanks for letting me "talk". I know you've all had your challenges too and I appreciate the support I've always been given here in our thread.
Take care everyone and I hope you have a great weekend!
cj, I'm sorry you have had struggles over the years. I'm your story. I do the same thing only this time it is the worst. I don't know the answer for any of us. Wish I did. We are always here to listen and support. I feel support from you ladies.
I woke this morning feeling disgusted with myself. I get so close to breaking the 200 mark and then boom back up I go. I have been terrible with ordering delivery. I have lived here for 17 years and only recently have been able to order delivery. Wow "me" did you just get off the pumpkin truck. I order a small pizza and salad. They are both the perfect size, but I don't count it. I need to start tracking again. I did grill fish yesterday and it was pretty good. I need to eat more like that and quit giving up so easily.
Started working on my closet yesterday. I'm getting rid of clothes I have not worn in years. "When" I get back down on the scale I can buy new stuff. I also am thinking about not getting on the scale until Friday. I weighed myself this morning, but I will wait to weigh again.
Yesterday at WW we talked about what parts of our body we do not like. I raised my hand and said stomach. It was actually a toss up between my stomach and my rear. I hate seeing myself in a window or mirror.