This is a monthly thread for those of us who have a lot of weight to lose. The definition of “a lot” is something that is determined personally, so everyone who feels they have a lot of weight to lose is welcome to post here.
Please join us in offering support, checking in for accountability, help with questions, etc. We’re in this for the long haul.
We’d also love to hear from those of you who are maintaining a large loss. We need those tips to help us to keep the weight off once we lose it.
Hello Everyone - Welcome to the new monthly thread - I hope this month is a good one for all of us
I weighed-in today and I was shocked to see that I had lost a few pounds over the last several weeks.
I'm really happy about that, but I do have one concern. I know I didn't really overeat that much, but if I ate more and lost weight, what will happen if I'm eating less again? I wish it wasn't so difficult to figure out how much food to eat to lose weight. It's just a constant struggle.
I'm going to wait until the middle of the month to weigh-in again and see how that goes.
I've not been focusing on my weight at all. I haven't been tracking. I feel like I've gained a bit but I haven't been on a scale. I do want to refocus on taking better care of myself. I feel so much better when I eat less processed treats. This week my goal is simply to track and try to be a bit more mindful in my eating.
Today is my WI day. I am up a few more pounds. In all, I've gained 10ish pounds in the past month and a half. I'm not too happy about it but I'm more disappointed with how I have been eating - I haven't been being mindful which leads to so many extra calories. I can do a lot of damage in a very short period of time if I don't pay attention.
Yesterday was ok. Not great, but ok. I tracked the whole day (even the ugly parts) and I mostly made wise choices. We went out for Indian food last night and I ate a little too much, but I also kept it pretty reasonable.
I also put my DPs back up to where they were when I started. I felt like the lower amount was working against me because I was trying too hard to stay within my points and then I was having a rebound effect from the restriction, where I would eat too much. I'm really trying to focus on healthy, mindful and intuitive eating while also counting my points, as this seemed to work for me before. I am working on increasing my activity as well. I just want to get back to a place where I feel good about how I am treating my body.
wwlurker - I hope that changing your DPs helps you. I know how it is to gain weight very quickly when I overeat. I guess the important thing is that we keep trying
I'm doing pretty well too and staying on track. But I'm starting to get that resentful feeling again where I just want to eat some food that I enjoy and that makes me feel good and comforted - that's what I use food for. I know I can't do it, so I get resentful. Just have to fight through the feelings.
wwlurker - I'm glad you are plugging along and have some WPs left for your week. I hope you enjoy the weekend visiting with family
I kind of took a day off yesterday, which I guess I'm going to need from time to time. I'm right back on track today. It was kind of scary to see that I ate so many calories over my daily normal, but I told myself I wasn't eating a whole pound's worth of calories so I need to not worry about it.
Fortunately there isn't much in the house that I would choose to binge on and I know that it's important that I keep those things out of the house.
Hope all of you are doing well and that you all have a great weekend!
I was going to wait until the 15th, but I went ahead and weighed myself this morning because I could feel that I really wanted to get off my program. I was happy to see a little loss, so it's motivated me to keep going.
I will still weigh on the 15th and then again on August 1st. I want to try to keep my weigh-ins to twice a month, unless I have a morning like today where I need to see how I'm doing.
I've lost 30 pounds since the beginning of the year and I'm really glad I've been able to stick with this. If I hadn't been trying to lose weight, I'm sure I would have gained instead. I'd love to lose 20 more pounds by the end of the year, so I'll see how that goes. I think the best thing is that I've been doing a slow weight loss and I hope that will help me to keep it off.