How I'm Doing So Far

Thursday, January 13, 2011

slight gain and recommitting to the basics

official weigh in today and i was at 184.6 so up .6.... of course i haven't had a poo in a couple days so that could be easily remedied with a night time cuppa smooth move tea.... however, i'm obviously not going down at the rate i want to be going.

Accountability time. 

I have had a small cup of ice cream - about 1/2 - 3/4 cup on Sunday and 2 chocolate bars this week. I've also had a few small packs of cheetos.

Now I'm quite sure these indiscretions are not causing major weight gain, but they're certainly not the best choices and if i want to ever see 170-something on the scales I need to buckle down.

To all the super good bandsters out there... here's my disclaimer.... I DO NOT INTEND TO GIVE UP TREATS OR START FEELING GUILTY WHEN I DO INDULGE.... in my mind that kind of behaviour is akin to dieting and I HAVE GIVEN UP DIETS FOREVER.

That said, I intend to make good choices this week and monitor my consumption so that i can get a real indication of whether I NEED a fill or just WANT one so that BETSY ends up doing all the heavy lifting.

So starting today I'm going to keep track of what I'm eating, my satisfaction level afterwards and when I feel hungry again. I'm going to eat primarily protein and give the treats a rest until I gauge my true restriction level.

This morning I had a grande caramel macchiato with two packs of raw sugar.
For lunch I have leftover chicken, rice and veggies that I didn't eat last night because my tummy wasn't feeling up to it and I wasn't really hungry.


Nella said...

those poops are important!
i now skip a day or two! craziness...

CeeJay said...

Amen sister! Poops are awesome, and have totally changed in frequency post surgery. LOL. And I agree with you wholeheartedly about the foods. There are no foods that are off limits to me if I want them. It's all about balance. If I eat some cheetos and ice cream I just need to make up for it somewhere else during the day. Life goes on! You go girl!

Violinist with a Band said...

Hi! I just started following you. Anyways, I feel the same way you do about restricting food, dieting etc. To me, this is a lifestyle, and its okay to eat treats and not feel guilty about them (even thin people have treats...and I'm sure they dont give it a second thought). Before the holidays, I made a cake for my fiance's birthday and some haagen daaz to go with it. The nice thing about those kind of treats is that now, instead of eating a piece of cake larger than my head and the ENTIRE thing of ice cream (or two), Im okay with a small piece of cake and a scoop of ice cream. In my experience, restricting certain types of foods or labeling certain foods as "bad" leads to nothing good. Looking forward to following you!