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Starting to progress...I think.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just wanted to let every know that I think I have made a little progress. This morning I was down to 151.0! That's the lowest in several months. Sad to say that the problem has been that I was just eating too many calories! I have been holding it under 1500 for sure and as close to 1300 as possible as many days as I can.

It is slightly easier now that the holidays are past and not so many tempting treats are in my way. Also I have sworn off Nutella and Nilla wafers! I had been eating that in the evenings when I wanted a snack even when I knew I had already eaten my calorie allotment for the day. I just can't go over 1800 on a regular basis because my weight will slowly creep up.

Now I just have to stay the course and I guess re-figure how I'm going to do maintenance, I obviously can't afford as many calories as I was allowing myself before.

And in case you are wondering, it really doesn't seem to make a lot of difference how much or what kind of exercise I'm doing, if too many calories are going in it's impossible to work off enough not to gain weight.
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  • FRACTALMYTH
    1500 & 1800 seem to be magic numbers for me too. At least you know what you need to do :)
    3765 days ago
  • VALERIENEAL
    emoticon I'm glad you figured it out and are making progress, again.
    3766 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    We all have to strive for the perfect balance, do we not?
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    3766 days ago
  • CARRAND
    I'm trying to maintain at 150, too. I've been there a month, but I know I could get out of control so easily. Just one little piece of candy will get me started. I'm glad to hear you are having some success. Hopefully I will, too.
    3766 days ago
  • TIPHEY2003
    Just hearing the word 'Nutella'---I understand your pain ^_^

    Its so great that you realize the situation with your calorie intake. It may seem impossible sometimes to keep it within 'regulation', but also keep in mind that this is a lifestyle- not a fad diet like so many things out there- if you treat yourself {sporadically} it is OK.
    I was trying to be so rigid with myself that I felt as though I was punishing myself for wanting to live a better lifestyle...now that I know I can on occasion have something that I really love {even if it isn't very healthy} I can have a little bit- it helps me not to crave it as much actually.

    It sounds as though you've got the idea as to where you need to be, and congratulations on the weight off!!!!!

    Keep up the amazing work, you'll do great!
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    3766 days ago
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