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Cackleberry wrote:Definitely from now on, this week has confirmed that I am a weekly weigher. This is what happens to me if I weigh in before my 'weigh in day'.......
Jump onto scales....there is a gain....thoughts that go through my mind 'oh why have I gained, i've been so good?!?'.....then I am obsessed over what I eat for the next few days, weighing myself each morning like a mad woman.....until weigh in when I maange to lose a good amount and all the stress was for nothing....
I don't want my weight loss journey to be as stressed as that. I would like to just stick with my calories each day and know that by the end of that week, there will be a loss Once I reach goal, i'll only weigh myself monthly to keep an eye on things. I will probably still count calories, as I know it isn't just a temporary thing to do just until I lose the weight, this is a lifestyle that I need to maintain, but by goal, i'll have a much larger calorie allowance
Sure wish I had your level of control, I couldn't bear not knowing for a full month; I'd go nuts!!! And I'd be petrified that I may have more than just a day or so to make up, what if I had a bad few weeks, that can amount to a bit, and trying to back track when it's gotten that far is just too hard for me to comprehend.
Cackleberry wrote:Sure wish I had your level of control, I couldn't bear not knowing for a full month; I'd go nuts!!! And I'd be petrified that I may have more than just a day or so to make up, what if I had a bad few weeks, that can amount to a bit, and trying to back track when it's gotten that far is just too hard for me to comprehend.
I'm hoping that I learn a lot about my eating habits between now and maintenance to know when i've been bad or not. I don't ever want food/weight loss to control my life. It never used to before I was married. I used to weigh 56kg up until I got pregnant with my first. I never used to count calories, weigh myself etc, I just had everything in moderation. We'd eat out at McDonalds but perhaps once a fortnight and even then, it would be a medium meal and that's it, no extras. We'd eat popcorn at the movie marathons we used to go on, we'd enjoy food, rather than let it control our lives. I truly believe my problem began after I had my son and felt I had to lose the baby weight. I started 'dieting'. There started the yo-yo dieting and i've struggled ever since. I became a binge eater. I want to go back to the days where I was more carefree with food. It shouldn't control your life. It is just food afterall. I should know more about portion sizes by then to be able to control it. Hope that makes sense?
Blitz wrote:That's the thing about reaching the maintenance stage...by that time you really do have all the skills levels in place to keep it off for life - so long as you remain vigilant!
Blitz wrote:That is why I weigh myself daily (others have other practises) - to keep me honest.
That is why I still wear my REALITY beanie - to remind me to keep true and real.
That is why I like wearing superhero t-shirts - to remind me to be my own hero and live up to the character I confess to being.
DD Diva wrote:You're a fine character, and I mean that in the nicest possible way!!! A true gentleman, and a down-to-earth, all round nice guy who wants to see the best in others!!! Admirable to say the least.....
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