|Last week's attempt at losing weight|
My latest problem started after I returned from my trip to southern California. I was not weighing myself, and I'd been busy with skydiving and eating whatever I wanted while there. That included beer, pizza, and pasta. When I returned home, I began to eat my normal diet, but I wasn't willing to get on the scales. I also noticed that I didn't feel quite satisfied, and I craved more variety. Lulled into complacency by having maintained my ideal weight for a couple of years, I figured it would be a simple matter to lose any extra pounds and get back on track.
No, I just didn't want to get on those scales, as I noticed my clothes beginning to fit a bit tighter. On one of my Saturday morning walks, a conversation with a friend who inquired about whether I'd been able to keep the weight off (she was celebrating a full year after having lost thirty pounds), and I confessed that I had been backsliding and was unwilling to weigh myself. She said she learned that weighing oneself every day was the only sure way to maintain weight loss.
Okay. After that conversation, I got on the scales the next morning and found that I had gained four pounds. Well, that won't be hard to lose, I thought to myself. I went into my handy "Lose It!" app that I use to track my calorie consumption and confessed I had four pounds to lose. The app immediately cut 250 calories out of my daily ration, and I tried to keep inside those bounds. You can see, above, that I was unsuccessful last week, at least.
The week before I was also under curtailed calories, but I realized I hadn't been honest with the record of what I had eaten. Forgotten were the things that entered my mouth between meals, and portion sizes had increased but what I recorded was the same as before. I decided last week to get real, and as you can see, I was over every day, except Thursday when I exercise enough that I get to eat an extra 1,000 calories.
This post is to give myself yet another boost to lose those extra four pounds. I thought it would be easy, but again I must change my attitude and think of it in terms of a lifetime of vigilance. I really like being thinner and don't want to go back to wearing those extra sixteen pounds again!
i'm right there with ya! i've got about 4 or 5 i could shed to be back to a leaner, healthier weight. i don't weigh myself often, though. maybe i'll start there.ReplyDelete
I have about 25 to lose. Can I come hike with you?ReplyDelete
it takes discipline to move that weight...and the denial of not looking at the scale...ha..i have been there myself....i hate to think of how many calories i need to cut to hit my ideal...haReplyDelete
I hear you! It's amazing how fast the pounds can creep up when you're on vacation... and how hard it is to take 'em off.ReplyDelete
High five to you for being aware and making the effort.
Ouch. Been there, done that. Am still there. Thanks for the incentive to take back some control.ReplyDelete
With all the hiking you do, you should be able to eat like a truck driver.ReplyDelete
Weighing every day keeps my nose to the grindstone. Half a pound caught early is much easier to lose than 4 sneaky ones.
I am no where near ideal but am getting closer slowly.
I have been without sugar for 27 days. Have no idea how much I weighed on May 1 or how much today. Those scales are a beast!ReplyDelete
For the longest time, all I ever heard was "lose the scale!" "Go by how your clothes fit!"ReplyDelete
Biggest lie EVER! Once I ditched the scale it was easier to buy larger clothes when the old ones didn't fit.
Now I have a scale that I use just about every day. Have I lost the weight I put on after our Easter trip? Not quite. BUT I haven't gained any either.
In my opinion, the scale (as hated as it is) tells you the hard, cold truth and will make you more accountable.
Well, in my opinion, you will look good no matter what.ReplyDelete
You have to be vigilant the whole time. Since you are a small person 4 lbs is a larger percentage of your weight compared to me. I have to look at the scales too.ReplyDelete
Me too! I've got to get serious before I go back to see my doctor or I'll be in trouble. I'm hoping that running after my granddaughters the next few months will burn some extra calories.ReplyDelete
I've been trying to lose my extra four pounds too, but then I saw that show on TV that said when you get older a little extra weight is good. Now I'm trying to get Art to gain some weight. Those researchers better not change their minds again. No way you need to lose weight! You are always so active.ReplyDelete
I have noticed that when I weigh in at approx 116 - 119, I feel my best. My energy levels seem to work top notch, I feel healthy. During the winter - I call it my winter weight I might add on 10-12 lbs. I need that even though i do not hibernate. ha,ha Then, my goal in spring is to get out and shed that down a bit. I hardly ever use scales. I know when my body weight is just right? Always great to be aware of body weight, cause it can creep up on you.....when you aren't looking.....indulging. Have a great day.ReplyDelete
That is a way cool app. I am certain you will have lost your four pounds in two weeks.. you will probably go back to swimming:)ReplyDelete
Traveling seems to be one of the easiest ways to gain weight since it creeps up on us. I gained a few pounds over the winter months but it's going back down now that I'm outside and doing yardReplyDelete
work again. You will lose those four pounds in no time DJan.
For me, Saucy Kodz hits the nail on the head -- keep reminding yourself how much better you FEEL when you're at your lighter weight.ReplyDelete
For me it is now ten pounds that I need to get back off. I have been trying and backsliding for months now. Today I resolved to get serious again, and then I snacked on too many almonds, and HAD to have some ice cream with the fresh strawberries I brought home from Oregon. tomorrow is another day, and another try.ReplyDelete
Well....I wish you all the luck in the world. I dare say I have not been on the scales in months, and personally, I don't really care. All I want to do in my last decade or two of life is enjoy every day. No matter if I can a pound or lose a pound, as long as I am happy with myself that is what counts in my opinion...ReplyDelete
but, as I say all the power to you and your quest.
4 pounds isn't that much. You'll lose it easily!ReplyDelete
The trouble is that when one is a bit overweight, it's easy to think that you can lose it without a lot of effort. Then more goes on and that's when you lose heart and don't get on the scales. I'm with you. I need to lose 10 lbs. I have no idea where to start because I'm always hungry. I love my food and have a very healthy appetite (too healthy). The doctor also told me that the pills I have to take for my heart and hormones will make me gain weight. The first because they slow my metabolism and the second because it involves gaining fluid so I don't really know where I am with my weight. I think the thinnish me is inside the pill ridden fatter me, somewhere! Now I kid myself that if I gave up the pills all together, I would soon go back to my 'normal' weight but the realistic me says 'no, it won't. You could lose 4 lbs in a month. It would take me 10 months!!ReplyDelete
Fruits, veggies, lean protein for two weeks and you will be yourself again. Promise!ReplyDelete
I have no doubt you can do anything you set your mind to. :) :)ReplyDelete
Myself. I can gain 4 pounds brushing my teeth. ;)
Wow an app for that!!ReplyDelete
I have had weight issues since the age of puberty and now that I am a senior I must worry more about moving than eating. I stick to lots of greens , some berries and nuts and very little breads or pastas for they are my worst enemy. They slow me down, reduce my energy. And I have to cut out the daily wine or champagne quite a lot to get back on track. Sugar is out too!
With all you do I can't imagine 4 will be hard to drop.