Hi wwlurker and sunrose - Hope you are both doing well today
I'm doing pretty well today. I went grocery shopping and really had to push myself not to buy any junk. I really miss the days when shopping was buying all that food that would make me feel good and then getting my lunch at a fast food place. Some days I just want to eat like again, but I've been able to not give in to the temptation. I have to remind myself why I lost the weight and how much healthier I am now.
I weighed in today and did gain some from last week, but I'm still 3.8 pounds below my goal weight, so I'm happy with that. I'm going to try to eat all my daily and weekly points this week and see how weigh-in goes next week. Hopefully I can stay below my goal weight.
I'm also going to let up on myself a little bit this week with my walking. I'm starting to get a little obsessive about needing to get in so many steps on my FitBit each day and I really don't think the extra steps are benefitting me that much.
cj59 it sounds like you are at least handling the urge to do the emotional eating well. That's good--progress. It takes time. The past couple days I've been putting a bowl of cherries and a bowl of red grapes on the counter (I even measured them out so I don't eat too many of them) and I just pick at them through the day. You've done so well and I'm proud of you (even though I have not known you for very long). I hope one day to be where you are at.
I have a meal plan for this week in place, but sticking to it is difficult. Sometimes, I just want to eat what I want, which includes buying food that I don't need. Right now I'm considering buying lunch when I know that I have three meals in my freezer at work. I still just really want to buy a burrito bowl from my favourite place. It's healthy, but it's money I don't need to spend as well.
sunrose - thanks for your kind words. That's a good idea about having the fruit out to eat. I try to portion out foods like that and I need to remember to try that on the days I'm having a tough time. I hope you will soon be where I'm at too
wwlurker - Wanting to eat what I want is where I was at yesterday. It used to be so nice to go out and do my shopping and then pick up a fast food lunch and bring it home to enjoy. I miss those days! You are right, this is difficult. I hope you are able to stay on track today
I'm doing well and staying strong. I kept myself busy for a few hours earlier and that always makes the day go easier. I just really want to be able to say I made it through the whole month of May without overeating, less than 9 days to go!
sunrose49 - when I think to my 2010 self, I'm about 30 lbs heavier now, so I know how you feel. I've fluctuated a lot over the years.
This morning was WI. I was up 2. I was expecting that after the past few days. I started strong last week and then tapered off. Last night was my "work late" night and I ended up at the office until midnight. Then, it takes a while to settle down once I get home. I ended up going to sleep at around 2 am. So, I'm pretty tired today!
I'm not really sure what else I can do but keep trying. I'm coming up on my 6 mth anniversary of being on this plan and while I love the plan, honestly I've not been that successful on it.
I need to decide what I'm going to do come the end of the 6 mth plan.
sunrose - Seeing pictures of ourselves overweight can be motivating. I hope they help you to stay on track
wwlurker - Hopefully the fact that you really like this plan and I'm sure are eating better and feeling better feel like a win to you. You sound motivated to continue, so I hope you'll come to a decision that works for you
I'm doing pretty well today and staying on track. But I've really been feeling resentful lately that I have to eat this way and exercise every day for the rest of my life. Sometimes I really just want to eat everything I want and sit around all day doing nothing! I know that is an unproductive way to think if I want to maintain my weight loss and stay healthy, so I just keep fighting off the feelings. I wish I thought they would go away someday, but I really don't think they will - who knows maybe though.
I'm starting to get sick from too many late nights. My immune system is worn down. So I'm not feeling the greatest today.
I ate some things I shouldn't have last night (as per usual). Today I'm starting fresh.
cj59 - sometimes I feel a bit rebellious like that too. I know that I'm not supposed to be eating cookies etc. but at the time I don't really care. I didn't even like the cookies I ate last night. It doesn't make any sense to me.
Today I have yet another business lunch and it's not at a very friendly place for me, but I will try to do my best!
wwlurker - I have done the same thing you did - eating things that I really didn't like. It is strange that we just want to get the food in, especially food that we really should avoid. I keep trying to remind myself if I am going to overeat or eat something I can't fit into my day, I need to make sure it's something that I'll enjoy. We just have to keep trying. Hope your lunch went well.
sunrose - I understand those feelings of looking at pictures of ourselves. Even now when I look at some pictures of me recently, I'm still critical of myself. It's difficult to accept how I look. Weight gain and loss really does a number on our heads! Hope you can figure if you want to switch to online. I never thought I'd be disciplined enough to weigh myself every week, but I've done well at it.
I'm doing well today and not feeling resentful or wanting to overeat. I'm going out to lunch tomorrow and I know I need to have use quite a lot of my daily and many weekly points too. So I've been saving up some weekly points so far this week to use tomorrow. These are the "tests" that I need to get good at so I can maintain my weight loss.
Today I have yet another work lunch. It's at a place where I have a favourite meal, which isn't the best for me. I can work it into my plan as long as I'm careful the rest of the week, but I'm not sure how careful I will be, so I'm not decided yet. There is another option which is healthier and I feel like I should do that one. We'll see.
Last night I got some much needed sleep. I feel better today.
wwlurker - Hope you made a good decision for your lunch today. It's difficult to pass up our favorite meal. Glad to hear you got some sleep last night too.
sunrose - Hope you are doing well today
I'm doing well and had a good time at lunch and ate what I had planned for. It was a lot of points, but I enjoyed it and had the points to use. I've had an unexpected request to eat with friends tomorrow, so I'm waiting to hear what restaurant they want to go to so I can check their menu and nutrition online and plan my meal. I still have some weekly points left to use if I need to.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I'm going out tonight and have already planned what I'll eat and that I need to bring some of it home with me. I'm so glad I have the extra weekly points to enjoy my meal and not worry.
I made sure to get all my water and walking done earlier today, and it feels good to know I'm capable of managing my "program" while still living my life.