Hello Everyone - Hope you are all doing well today
I walked my 20 minutes this morning, so I've met my goal today. I was thinking that I might try to increase it to 25 minutes for the second half of the month. I'd like to get back to a full 30 minute walk every day. I think that is a good amount of exercise for me.
cj59, Hahaha! Yes, so weird that food will put on pounds! Seems wrong somehow. Great job on the walking! Such an inspiration! I think incremental change is key to long lasting success.
wwlurker, Thank you! I'm glad to be back. I was missing the boards badly but was so busy. I have to make time for my priorities!
So I'm off to a rocky start. Tracked then didn't track. That's a habit I have to rebuild. Got water in yesterday, so there is that. I had a varicose vein removed on my leg last month and everything went wrong. I was on the wrong medication for a couple days - which left my leg swollen - and then when that was finally settled I got some kind of infection, so I had to go on antibiotics for the giant red spots around the injection sites. They're still healing, but look a lot better. I have to go in for injections on Thursday. Hoping I can get my body looking good now that my leg is looking good. lol So water, multivitamin, and tracking are my goals!
Anyway, I hope you ladies all have a good day!
The loss of a thousand pounds begins with a single ounce. (Adapted from Lao-Tzu)
cj59 - I think that if you're doing well, upping your goal is a great idea!
irisinnia - I'm not great at tracking on weekends. I just get distracted and think that I'll remember, but I'm sure that when I go back, I forget stuff.
I made it though the weekend ok. I did a lot of estimating, and I'm sure that I was on the conservative side and forgot some things, but it's better than nothing. I'm -5 for the week and today is my last day before WI. I was up a bit this morning, but I also didn't weigh first thing. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Today I'm wearing a skirt that I've had for a couple of years (since I was at my largest) and I definitely notice a difference in how it fits today, which is nice.
irisinnia - I'm sorry to hear about the problems with your leg, I hope it will all heal up soon. Good luck on meeting your goals
wwlurker - Congratulations on the weight loss. I hope you can see the scale move back down again. That sure is a good feeling when clothes start to fit better
I've been getting in my 20 minutes of walking each day and I did see a weight loss this week when I weighed in yesterday. But then last evening I starting eating some of those little bags of chips and it sure got out of control fast I sure wish I could learn to control these things. I know it's something that is all in my mind because I wasn't hungry but I just needed to overeat - crazy!
I planned out my meals today and I'm not going to do any eating after dinner tonight. I'll probably brush my teeth so that I know I won't
Hope you are all doing well on your plans and that we all have a good week.
Today is my official WI and I was down. Just a tiny bit shy of my mini goal. I ended up 6 points over for the week, but I have more than that in leftover DPs earlier in the week. I also did a lot of estimating.
I know that weighing, measuring and tracking accurately is recommended, but sometimes I feel like I'm never going to do that long term, and estimating is more realistic and does just fine.
cj59 - I've definitely been known to eat a whole box of individual packs. Sometimes they work for me and sometimes they don't.
Last night I dipped into my WPs, and it was more DPs than I would like to use on a weekday, but I still have plenty.
I had a bit of a food-related meltdown last night/this morning. It's a lot to try to explain, and even more to process. But I didn't get to this point without having issues regarding food. Those issues sometimes rear their ugly heads and when they do, I try very hard not to let them show, which can also cause further problems. It's exhausting to live inside my head sometimes! The emotional parts of my weight, food and body image struggles are very deep and difficult for me. I need to do some more reflection about what happened, what I was actually feeling and thinking, and how to address that.
wwlurker - I'm sorry to hear about your meltdown and I hope you can reflect on it and help yourself. I have lots of food issues too, so I understand about needing to figure out how to deal with them. I wish you the best.
I've been doing pretty well. I'm still walking each day and I'm glad I haven't stopped that. I'm still struggling with those small bags of chips. But I've been controlling them pretty well. I know I should just throw them all out, but I can't bring myself to do that. Yeah, I have issues
cj59, I'm so happy for you that you've been able to maintain the walking.
I had a bunch of treats last night which really put a dent in my WPs. I still have a few, so I'm hoping that I will survive the week without going too far in the hole. I'm having a very stressful time right now, so it's hard to keep up my good habits. I'm doing the best that I can, but I may have to recognize the fact that over the next month or so, I'm just going to have to hang on and focus on keeping as many of my healthy behaviours as I can while I work through this difficult period. I think that's the best way to manage the stress anyway (to keep up with my good habits as much as possible so that I feel as good as possible while working through the stressful stuff). But, that means that I really don't have time for focusing on it at the moment.
It's Friday! I'm very pleased that I still have a good chunk of my WPs. I ended up with 6 DPs left yesterday. I am also down a bit on the scale. If the rest of my week stays on track, I should hit the next milestone.
I am still struggling to keep my healthy habits, but I'm feeling better than I was when I posted yesterday. It's so easy for old bad habits to come back. For example, I've noticed that I've started using my phone in bed again. I broke that habit by buying an alarm clock so that I didn't need to bring my phone in the bedroom. My alarm clock broke, though, so I need to replace it.
Today is going to be a high point day because in addition to being movie night, it's also DH's birthday, so there will be treats. I'm hoping to keep it reasonable and not to go over my WPs too much. Then I still have to get through the rest of the week!
wwlurker - You have such a good attitude about your weight loss. I hope this weekend will go well for you and that you don't go over your WP's too much.
When I'm having a hard time staying on track, I also find it easier to just focus on a few good habits and try to keep those up each day. After years of dieting there are a few things that are just ingrained in my mind - 8 cups of water a day, fruits, vegetables and dairy each day, etc.
I've been struggling the last few days and doing some overeating. I'm still tracking it and I told myself I just needed to let go of worrying that I've been off track and just move forward. I think I just reach a point every few months where "dieting" and all that goes with it gets to be too much and I need a break. Fortunately there isn't much junky food in the house that I can eat, so hopefully I'm not doing too bad.
I hope to make it through today and get fully back on track tomorrow, since it's the first day of my week. I have still been walking each day and I'm happy that I've kept that up.
wwlurker - I'm glad you had a great weekend. Hope the weigh-in goes well tomorrow.
I was supposed to weigh-in on Sunday but I didn't because I was worried I'd see a gain from the overeating last week. I know that if I see that I probably won't deal well with it and it could make me overeat more. So I'm working on having a good week and weighing-in next Sunday and hopefully I won't see a gain.
As much as I like seeing smaller numbers on the scale, I'm more focused on eating right and exercising so I don't want to get hung up on numbers again - they mess with my mind .
I did have a good day yesterday and have planned out today so I hope I can stay on track. I've been walking every day and have increased a few days to 25-30 minutes. My goal would be 30 minutes each day, but at least 20 minutes minimum.
Hope you are all doing well on your plans and that we all have a good week