Today is weigh in… yes, I am still on the roller coaster weight loss journey. I have been blessed with a loss every week since I started back to Weight Watchers so I am praying for another one today. Some weeks are just a little (.2 pounds = a stick of better, right?) and then some weeks it is over 1 pound. Would I like to see the rest of the 19 pounds (to goal) go away quickly – YES! But the truth is, it isn’t going to happen quickly and I need to practice patience. Definitely not a strong point of mine.
Let’s see what you think…
You Eat At A Crowded Table – This isn’t my problem since it is only Rob and I for dinner or I am eating by myself.The lesson: “Sit next to slow eaters, they can help you pace your eating, not the speed eaters who eat like they grew up in a family of 12.”
This used to be my problem but now at the end of a week, hubby always says the fridge looks empty and it is. The pantry is stocked but I moved it to the utility room in the basement so I don’t see everything at once. I go to it when I need stuff for dinner. Looking at ready-to-eat multipacks makes you overindulge. Stockpiled food is consumed twice as fast as other food in the house. The problem is simple: Bulky packages consume too much kitchen real estate; we see them every time we open the cupboard, for instance. Visibility translates into impulsivity, and, before we know it, we’re eating more than we intended. The lesson: Out of sight, out of mind. Move multi-unit packs of food out of the kitchen and into the basement, freezer, underground bunker…wherever clusters of bright labels won’t catch your eye.
The truth is I have been sticking with what works – measuring everything and tracking. I’m afraid not to because it is when I stopped the pounds slowly crept on. Yes, I have issues IBS as a result of the MS. Yes, I tend to retain fluid for some unknown reason. I have been pushing myself with my Fit Bit to walk at least 5,000 steps a day. Not the ideal for weight loss but so far it is all I can manage.
What will you blame for not losing or maintaining your ideal weight? The miserable winter weather? What is your excuses to justify your yo-yo scale.
I would love to hear what you have to say about all of this.. Share your thought.
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!