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Weigh In Blues

Saturday, November 14, 2020


I have been dreading today as it is weigh in day. Sometimes I can hardly sleep wanting to see what the scale says. I was not feeling that this week. I knew the scale would be up, but 5 pounds? I put my five pound weights on the scale to see if it was reading right. I had spent the whole week over eating. I did not track what I ate but it was crazy, one day I ate two Big Macs for lunch. I just did not work my eating plan and so the scale went up. Tomorrow marks the start of the new week and starting today I am going to make this a good week. I was not happy seeing the scale say 159 pounds. I know someone weighing 210 pounds would be happy to see that. I know I would have when I weighed 210 pounds. With a lot of hard work and trail and error I have lost weight. What worked best for me, was and will be, is intermittent fasting. And on eating days tracking what I ate and staying in my allotment for the day. I am eating today but will fast tomorrow. I am tracking what I eat and making wise choices, I want that five pounds off by the end of the month.
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  • ANNIESADVENTURE
    Life happens. You have a wonderful attitude to get right back in there and do the things that have brought you success.
    45 days ago
  • THETROUT
    I understand. I started slipping and sliding off plan, and I'm afraid to weigh and face the truth. But today, I was successful in eating within my calorie range. We know what to do. I've learned that the longer I go, the harder it is to get back on track. But, it's never impossible. My short range goal is to go 7 days within my calorie range.
    48 days ago
  • JUDY1676
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    54 days ago
  • POLSKARENIA
    Yes, I am close to 210 and 159 would actually be low for me these days, so there we go. My week is due to be better too, low carbing...
    58 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    haha I am 159 pounds today.

    59 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    It's likely not all fat, possibly only a small fraction. Mostly water retention from high concentrations of salt or sugar/flour. Onwards!

    May I ask what you think is leading you to binge? Do you think it is just your behavior in the moment or are there things you might be doing earlier in the day or even the day before that seem to bring on a binge urge? You wouldn't necessarily have to stop that behavior but just be ready to face the binge urge down after you do it. I know for me it can almost be a surprise when my desire in the moment doesn't match the limit I set earlier, until I remind myself that when I do X, it often follows that I get a strong binge urge. I don't expect not to feel those urges, so it's not so hard to change surprise to, "Oh, of course I would feel like I really need sweets/processed foods. But I don't have to eat just because I'd really like it. I can wait and get busy on something else."

    Or I guess I could have said, "You're coming back from this fast!"
    63 days ago
  • TUTUNAN
    Many of us have bad weeks, Kathryn. Hang in there, you'll make it up.
    64 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    You'll get those pounds off Kathryn, you always have great determination. Perhaps you had a bit of stressful thinking this past week to make you want to eat as you did but today is the beginning of a new week and I'm right beside you, rooting for you!
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    64 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    That's a slip you are correcting now. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    64 days ago
  • 8HABIT
    Oh no! I wonder why you were wanting to overeat all week? But you can do this! A wise person said that it doesn’t matter how often we fail as long as we keep trying. emoticon
    64 days ago
  • RREDFORD5
    I know you will do it; this plan always works for you as long as you track. You've got it by the tail! emoticon
    65 days ago
  • PENNYSAVER2
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    65 days ago
  • ZIGGYGAL
    I would not be happy with a gain either... sometimes I am even disappointed with a one pound loss. But, I have the feeling you will make your new goal. emoticon
    65 days ago
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