Thursday, August 13, 2009

Moving in the Right Direction

Progress this week was slower than I would have liked. I lost a half a pound, which brought me down to 226.0. At least I'm moving in the right direction.

At first, I blamed my cousins wedding on Saturday for the slow down. But honestly, just how evil is one slice of wedding cake. I didn't have any alcohol and I ate sensibly at dinner. I went back and reviewed my food journal and found that I had eaten much more than I should have almost every day last week. I didn't binge like I used to in days of old. Just knowing I have to write my food down prevents that, but I wasn't as controlled as I would have liked.

So I'm shaking things up a little. I'm making it my policy to only eat something after I've written it down. This will force me to see the numbers and make a more informed choice.

Life is good. The weight is coming off. I just need to tweak my approach.

11 comments:

Shmologna said...

0.5 lbs is better than no pounds. And that slow loss will be harder to gain back in the future. Good job!

Ria said...

Congratulations on continuing to move in the right direction! I'm also experiencing slower losses these days (I've only lost 10 lbs in the past 3 1/2 months), also due to simply eating too much. I really like the idea of journaling *before* eating - it really makes the consequences stand out. I may try that this month!

Lyn said...

Yep, tweaking is good. Life changes, so should we! Glad you are having success :)

Shmologna said...

I left a blog award for you on my 08-18-2009 post

Rex said...

"So I'm shaking things up a little. I'm making it my policy to only eat something after I've written it down. This will force me to see the numbers and make a more informed choice."

This is very cool! I started doing the same thing... writing down everything I eat (calorie intake) and contrasting it to what I burn and it's helping big time. You might even consider sharing that on your blog... it's helping me with accountability. Great post!

Rex

Thely said...

Just keep up with your habit of writing down what you eat, and in no time, you'll be a more disciplined in your diet. I also did that plus I enrolled for EFT training. Try it as well for fast and easy weight loss.

Emmett said...

Love the name of the blog!

Sally said...

Missing your posts! Come back soon!

Matt said...

Hey, it's great that you're working so hard on this. keep it up and don't get discouraged!

Jilly said...

I'm a new reader, trying to lose a significant amount of weight too - 50 pounds this year and hopefully more later.

Congratulations on eating wedding cake and still losing weight this week! Seriously, that stuff IS pure evil. Be glad you escaped unscathed!

Weight Watcher Wannabe said...

Fantastic blog you have here.. Love the name of it.. LOL