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Week Five

Monday, June 27, 2016

About a month ago, I re-started on my healthy journey. Prior to that, I did a lot of soul searching about why I want to lose weight, what are my obstacles, what things have worked for me, what food items I have a hard time putting down once I start, etc.

So week 1 I did great. I made good, healthy choices exercising and eating, and I lost 3.5 pounds. I felt really good.

Week 2 was also a good week, and I lost another pound. Still feeling good.

Week 3, I did not follow my plan. I'm not even sure why, but I let things go, and I gained 2 pounds. (I know it's not all about the number on the scale, but it is one way to measure, and I knew that I had not made the healthiest choices.)

Week 4, last week, I again did not follow through. I only have excuses for that. We had company from out of state, we had a couple parties to attend, just excuses. I still could have made good choices regardless of those things, but I did not. When I weighed in this morning, I thought I had gained half a pound, but when I went to record my weight, it turns out I actually lost half a pound. So that was a happy surprise.

This week I am back to living healthier choices. A small change I am making this week is to record how I feel when I'm getting ready to eat. Am I really hungry, or am I just bored, tired, stressed, or craving something specific, or eating by the clock? I think this step will make me more accountable, and may provide some data I can use to look at my behaviors and how I use food/react to different unavoidable emotions. I also plan to check out some different strength training as my routine is getting a little boring.
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    Keep going little john I am counting on having a co loser to get back on the losing wagon with me. I have gained everything back plus, that I lost 3 years ago. and managed to keep it off for a year and then I fell and cannot move the same as I could etc and had myself a 16 month pity party. emoticon
    1854 days ago
    That's a very good idea and should be a big help! I'm going to try that too. Thanks.
    1855 days ago
    That's a good plan. I also did really well the first 4 weeks after I came back and then I hit a skid of about 3 weeks. Today I'm doing small things to get back on track. While I'm not achieving huge successes like I did the first 4 weeks, I AM doing better than I was the last 3 weeks.
    1855 days ago
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    When I first started my journey, I wasn't sure if I was hungry or not, but I came across a GREAT article here in SP Land, and it said that if you think you're hungry, it could be that you're just thirsty. The article went on to say that I should drink some water to tell the true tale. When I drank the water, I found that I wasn't hungry after all, just thirsty, so that's how I gage when I should or shouldn't be eating.

    You're doing well, this journey that we're on has a very delicate balance, and if we're off, things can happen, that we don't want to happen, so we should choose to try and recognize the different steps we are dancing, during this journey.


    - Nancy Jean -
    1855 days ago
    Keep it up, you can do it!
    1855 days ago
  • NICKY4338
    You can do it
    1855 days ago
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