Oh look it's the 1st July!!!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Okay so I haven't exactly been an active spark member lately and I haven't blogged for a while, a long while for me!! I haven't blogged simply because my weight loss hasn't gone so well. The scales have been going up each month, only for me to panic and then limit the damage by restricting myself again for a while. All in all I started the year at 160lbs, got down to 152lbs by 1st March and hit 169 last month as well. Today I weigh 162lbs. This is a 1lb increase from the 1st monthly stats are up 1-2lbs for the past few months, agghhhhhh!!!

So why the problem staying 'on track'. I got too strict with myself in the lead up to Christmas, feeling bad if I ate over 1200 calories. Then since Christmas I have had the binge eating mentality and I've been battling with getting better eating habits again, rather than lose weight. Although of course I have wanted to lose too!!

Right now I have been eating well for the past few days, most of last month was better in terms of binging and my attitude to losing is optimistic.

I haven't counted calories for a while as I beat myself up when I saw a higher number, but I am making myself count again and also making myself have some higher calorie days at the weekend. At the moment I don't want to put the higher calorie days in, but I know that having 1550 calories is not really high and I will still lose weight, even though my brain wants me to be stricter - we know where that leads though, restricting, followed by binging in a repeat cycle!!

My goals for the month are to:
Get my weight back under 160
Get my weight back into the 10 stones (153, so may not happen this month)
Work out at the gym 3-5 days per week
Figure out an exercise plan for the school holidays!!!
Track my foods every day, no matter what!
Enjoy every day and remember all the positives in myself

I really really really want to be at the point where I don't feel the need to lose any more weight and I know that I am close to that! I am pretty happy with how I look and that last bit of weight to come off will leave me with a not perfect body, but one that I will appreciate!! I want to be feeling slim this summer and making the most of my summery clothes!!

Time to go..........I want to thank all my spark friends who have stopped by my page over the last few months - even if I haven't been around much, I have always read your messages and been grateful for your support, xxx
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    Wondered what you have been up to. I spent the last 3 months away from my home and also gained some. Keep looking at those before picutres to motivate you. Eat healthy things knowing you are doing your body a favor. You can do this! emoticon
    4008 days ago
  • LORT-C
    I haven't been around much either---Identify the problem and do something about it. You are on the right track.
    4022 days ago
    Hello to you! Have been going through all my friends to find out where you are at. I have cottoned on to the subscribe to blogs part of this site so am pleased to see you are back on board. emoticon
    4031 days ago
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    So good to hear from you! Regaining really stinks, and I always hate to post when I shoot back up the scale again. Ugh!
    Glad to see you are well and still with us!
    4043 days ago
  • BIGGIRL2082010
    Pink, good work catching the gains early - I have eaten my way back up by 25 pounds and am currently struggling to not let it be the WHOLE 35 I'd lost. :) You CAN and WILL do it - what's the alternative? To work your way down ten pounds is way easier than 30! :) I think I'll go focus on the next pound down now! :)


    4043 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    Missed you!!! I can get to strict and anal about weight loss too so I am struggling for balance. I am tired of the see saw so when I return from DC it is ON!!!
    Welcome back and wishing great success to you
    4044 days ago
    Welcome back Pink! I haven't been around here much in the last few months. I quit the weight watchers and was snacking loads on chocolate and crisps when I had my exams and now I'm home for the summer in a house filled with food I was finding it hard to stay on track. But I'm back and ready to start again!
    4044 days ago
    I have to say that I am envious that you are almost at the point where you can start maintaining, but I know that you have done a LOT of hard work to get there! And, like you, I still have weight to lose! I just wanted to say to remember all the hard work you have done and you should be proud not only of what you have done, but also of your ability to recognize when bad habits are starting to creep in again and have the will power and strategies to change them! I think that's a position and state of mind that we all aspire to! Good luck and keep up the good work! emoticon
    4046 days ago
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    WOW am I glad I am catching up on blogs, quite a few are having slow go problems lately. But you know what the big thing is here? You are keeping going, you are setting new goals, you WILL win this. I know that sometimes rather than drag others down it is best to just back off a little while until we regroup. But what is important is coming back here and going for it!
    4046 days ago
    OH Missy Pink. You sound so human! Good luck to you you'll get to your goals I just know it!
    4048 days ago
    So glad to see you back. I missed you! You can do this! Just take it one day at a time. emoticon
    4048 days ago
    Welcome back.

    Why do you need to lose weight?

    Whatever reason you have been using isn't working. So, think again.
    4050 days ago
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    I'm so glad that you're back Pink! I've missed you! I'm in the same turmoil and it's HARD! But I know that we're two very strong ladies and we can do it! Right? Right!!! emoticon
    4050 days ago
    Enjoyed the blog! I too need to refocus! emoticon
    4050 days ago
    You can do it!
    4050 days ago
    good to know that you are back in the swing of things. those sound like doable goals for the month. glad to see you back

    4050 days ago
    Good to hear from you. I hope July is a great month and that you reach your goals.
    4050 days ago
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