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I have been in reverse for so long, that I forgot what moving forward was!

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Wow, Thank God I know how to exercise. I am really struggling with the eating. I have been going backwards for so long, that I almost forgot how to move forward. Let me explain.
last jan, feb and march. I journaled and exercised. Part of my biggest loser challenge at the gym. 8 weeks equal to 21 lbs. WOW. April hit. No more journaling. Still kept losing. I was still in the groove. May hit. My mother in law suddenly dies. Little blip, no weight gain. Success. Weight loss is slowing down. June hits. I am in the 190's, I have a goal in mind, my first Sprint Triathlon is set. Boating season starts. Even though my exercise is insane, my eating and drinking is not as controlled as it could be. August hits. I am at 189! 48 lbs gone!
I get vertigo for several weeks right before my tri. Training is shot, times are shot, eating is shot. I gain 8 lbs by the tri on September 13th. Ugg. I maintain it all fall. Then in November I start creeping up a little. December I join weight watchers, but don't follow the program, still not tracking... This past week. Wake up call.. How much do I have to gain back before i wake up?
I have been tracking everything I have been eating for 6 days. On this site and on w.watchers. I want to know what my caloric intake is not just 27 points. I have made a personal 100 day tracking challenge. I am on day 6. I know I can do it. I wonder how my results will be?
BTW, if any of you are lazy like me and do not like to track what you put in your mouth. i have been amazed by the junk that has been slipping through my lips. not enough milk products. Not enough veggies. Way too many carbs. It has been a real wake up call for me.
Any one else out there need a wake up call? Join me in tracking!
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  • JLITT62
    Tracking works. Yeah, it's a pain, but it works. Ah, 27 points. I can dream. I go back & forth between 18 & 19 depending on my week. I just can't seem to do 18, even with WPs & APs. My biggest problem is being very honest about those BLTs!
    4111 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4454521
    Yes, Yes, a thousand times YES! I'm usually a very good tracker but...

    I gained 6 lbs during December, and I'm pretty sure most of it was the last 2 weeks of Dec. I wasn't tracking barely anything that went in my mouth.
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    Now I've been tracking religiously for the past 6 days and what do you know... I've lost 3 lbs.

    My friend said it was probably water weight. I explained that I don't think FUDGE has any water. ha ha! But seriously I have no problem telling it like it is, and I was PIGGING out!

    Anyways, I'm sooooo with you on the tracking! Heres to 100 days! You can do it. emoticon
    4112 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2010 12:01:13 AM
    Honey, as soon as this week from hell is over, I am so with you. Your last paragraph sounds like my life. But (and this is not an excuse, it's the reality!) I get home so beat each day that I am ready to sleep at 6. Even today, with the day off, I am still exhausted.

    oh crap, I just realized that I need to write a syllabus for a class I am teaching tomorrow - as last-minute assingment!
    4112 days ago
    Yup agreed...tracking keeps me knowledgeable and honest. Honest about what I really consume. Thanks for reminding me that I am not alone and that I can keep moving forward.
    4112 days ago
  • JOLIE_
    I agree it was a MAJOR wake up call for me. I have been an active person for a while but never journaled and knew I eat alot more than I should but never had any idea of how many calories I was consuming. My downfall is that I LOVE fast food, but now that I am actually looking at the calories it makes me think 3 or 4 times about if it is worth it and do I really need a big mac and super sized fries?? Anyway I am impressed with 100 day challenge. I am trying to do at least 5 times a week. So far I have done 9 days in a row but will get harder as summer comes and not in front of computer as much. Good luck!
    4112 days ago
    oooooo I SO need to be tracking! I've been coming up with ALL SORTS of excuses not to.....I'll worry about exercise first, I don't really need to, I don't really want to. All BS! I MUST track...it's how I've been so successful so far! I'm with you on this....I'm tracking!
    4112 days ago
    I had two weeks off tracking over Christmas - one because I wasn't near a computer and one because I was a lazy cow. Back into it now, though. Those two weeks cost me 2 kilos (4 lbs)! Well done getting your butt back into gear. I hope 2010 is a little easier for you!
    4112 days ago
    I sang this song!!! This sounds like the 2nd verse! Great job keep it up 6 days and counting
    4112 days ago
    I've been tracking everything for a while and stuff still sneaks through! (But it does get tracked.)
    I was surprised by how many calories I must have been eating. It was a wake up call, and that's why I don't trust myself and continue to track everything I can.
    4112 days ago
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