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Chapter 38, Day 37

Sunday, April 18, 2021

I've changed my eating plan, adding some more carbohydrates in the form of the starches I had eliminated from lunch and dinner. I recently made this change to increase my daily calories to 1200. Surprising to me, my snack cravings have re-surfaced. I was sure hoping they were gone for good. It's a daily battle I don't want a part of my life, after 3 months of having mostly none. Sigh....

After losing 25#, my BMI is now in the normal range, though I have not declared that I have begun maintenance, preferring to lose another 10#. I've been reading that the maintenance phase is harder than actually losing the weight. I think I am beginning to understand why. Your thoughts?

Need to keep pushing my Plan for more progress.

It's a great day to have a great day!
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    Don't let those carb. get you. It did me in 15 years ago, I had removed them and when I started to eat them again the craving were so bad that there were days I just went to bed, I started to slowly gain and not only did I gain back the 50 lb. I had lost but an extra 25. Yes, in less than a year I had gained 75lb. , and have never been able to lose them. So don't let them get you.
    62 days ago
    I believe it is different for everyone. Have a great day Vicki emoticon
    emoticon on being in the normal BMI. I was rushed this morning so came back.
    62 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2021 2:00:30 PM
    Don't believe everything you read. Follow what your inner guidance is telling you instead. Once you have a belief it can be difficult to get past it and then in order to see what you want to see, your beliefs have to change.
    Some beliefs that I read that I had to let go of in order to lose weight:
    It's "impossible" to lose weight while going through menopause (not true! I lost the majority of my weight between the ages of 48 & 50. I stopped having my period at 48.)
    It's impossible to lose weight once you have no gallbladder (not true. My gallbladder came out at 51 and I still lost weight.)
    Maintenance is more difficult than losing weight (how is that even possible?? If losing weight was not that hard, how can being consistent after the big loss be any more difficult unless I begin to eat more than I need to?)
    If you feel some kind of resistance towards a thing, then don't do it. If you feel good about a thing, then do it. Simple.
    P.S. I don't do yoga in bed, I meditate in bed.
    P.P.S. Esmonde is teaching a master class in movement now.
    62 days ago
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