Monday, June 26, 2006

Still Finding My Own Way

Today's weigh in was more good news. Honestly, after last week I was just hoping to break even and not gain back my 2 lbs, but I actually lost another 1/2 a lb. (.6 to be precise).

I called C. for my Monday check in and food confessions, and she is still doing really well. Like myself, she slipped and had some cake (reference here to my brownie incident), but a few days later she was back to her previous weight.

One of the issues that I've learned with her help is that you can't constantly beat yourself up about every little slip. I may rag about it here, which is one reason for my blogging, but then I have to pick myself up and get back on track. When I did Weight Watchers, I was usually able to hang in there for 3 to 4 months and lose my weight with narry a slip. But, after the 3 or 4 months, I would realize that I just couldn't live like that long term and I would slip big time, basically just give up, and gain all the weight back.

It comes down (for me at least) to finding my own way. WW didn't work for me long term. It's a good program and I learned a lot about my eating and food in general, but basically, it had me on 1200 calories a day, and that isn't something I can do forever.

So, I'm just going to keep going this week eating lots of fruits and vegies and trying to keep it around 1400 to 1500 calories. If I slip, and I probably will, then I'll just start over the next day, and the next, and the next.


Mary Jo said...

I think when you are talking about major life changes, like weight control, the AA approach is best -- one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one day at a time.

fatand40 said...

Good motto. Weird how I never heard that before. But it so true.