CollyMP's Journal, 18 March 2013

Down another .2 this morning! Glad things are moving along once again. Well I've been obsessed with what I will be able to eat when I am in range of the "correct" weight for my height. Would I be stuck at 1200 calories for life, and was that worth all this work? Finally I came to the realization that I could just use a weight calculator to figure out how many calories I would need(with of course + or - adjustment for my own individual situation). And yes, once I'm at goal weight and not in weight loss mode, I can eat more calories to maintain than I do to lose. Can't believe it never occurred to me that I could just check it! LOL!

I also suspect that once there, the weight may go up and down until I get the right balance, so that's something to be prepared for as well. I'm okay if I expect it to happen, but if I get there and immediately gain back 5 pounds I know myself well enough to know I may just give up. Yes, that WOULD be the worst possible time to give up, but I've done much more stupid things in my life, believe me! LOL!


Diet Calendar Entry for 18 March 2013:
1277 kcal Fat: 43.78g | Prot: 71.03g | Carb: 154.06g.   Lunch: cheddar cheese, black beans, total Greek yogurt with raspberry, corn tortillas. Dinner: tuna, sourdough bread, mayonnaise, dill pickle spears. Snacks/Other: Aunt Millies sourdough english muffin, sargento string cheese, wheat thins, philadelphia chive cream cheese. more...
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Morning buddy - when I first started this trip I too would do math in my sleep ala 'well, if I weigh X and want to weigh Y or why oh why am I doing this all night...' I was the seeing all sorts of calculations in my dreams akin to 'A Beautiful Mind' ... just... without John Nash's brilliance; just the schizo it seemed. As you say to me all the time 'stop trying to be perfect and worry about the future - just be 'good enough', ok?? Ok. Glad we settled that, LOL 
18 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
LOL! Good Enough is my mantra, it certainly is! Very few things in life really warrant perfection in execution, and forcing oneself to try to do everything perfectly is a waste of perfectly good time that could be put to much better use. 
18 Mar 13 by member: CollyMP
Yep - a book I was reading the other day (*about weight loss) indicated 'if you weren't using all this time and energy over and over to lose weight .. count calories.. think about food... think of what you could have done'. I did think about that and when I decided I'd likely have been up to no good I decided what I was doing was 'good enough'. Heck, I get in enough trouble with my own mouth.. Imagine what I'd be conjuring up if my brain was engaged too! 
18 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
That's something I try not to contemplate, about myself, at least-it raises the blood pressure! I could really get myself into serious trouble if I engaged my brain and spoke sometimes! Some of us simply HAVE to count calories and think about food because we were never taught how to react appropriately to food from the get-go. I get a massive amount of stuff done because I'm a fidgety person. I don't necessarily get every part of a job done all at once, but I do lots of little things all day long that add up. What I "could have done" is most likely sit in front of this computer, which is pretty much what I do anyway. I SHOULD be sewing... 
18 Mar 13 by member: CollyMP
Yeah - nodding - like the other day on my journal you interpreted my breakfast time to be 'quiet & serene' and it's anything BUT - MH is always in his chair with Fox News blaring and he's ranting back at the anchors and I've grown so adept at drowning out the distractions you would think I'm sitting there all alone in the room but rarely EVER am. When I DO get the chance, like, last night in the tub, I can't. Too quiet. So I turn on a movie (laptop propped safely away from water) and THEN I can actually think and reflect. I'd never make it in a convent or monastary; leave me to my own genuine quiet time and I'd be a mess. 
18 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
I'd probably be a criminal mastermind, left to my own devices with quiet time and a computer. Perhaps it's best I'm not alone... 
18 Mar 13 by member: CollyMP
Well, the only thing I'm really suited for is Movie Star so I'd be busy memorizing lines instead of calories... same thing :-) 
18 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella

     
 

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