lmc083's Journal, 24 September 2010

First Journal Entry - attempt 3!!

So this journal keeps messing up on me lets try again!

I've found in my weight loss efforts that I am really good at dieting, but terrible at maintenance.

I lost and gained the same 5-7 pounds for years. I started in the summer of '08 with 10 pounds to lose, which I did in only 6 weeks. I felt great, I looked great, and it was too easy to be persuaded into 'one more beer' or 'just a little dessert.' Well, 5 months later the 10 pounds were back. And within 7 that became nearly 20.

Last summer I was fed up with feeling terrible. I hit my goal weight in February of this year, and have stayed within a 3 pound window of that since then. I have my bad days, and bad weeks, but I'm determined to not let the 3 pounds become 20, or 30, or more.

I've decided to take my food journal one step further. I'm cooking way better (it was hard to give up the high-fat, high-carb Italian cooking I was used to, and I used to go right back to it after I was done 'dieting') But this time I determined to keep my new lifestyle going.

I definitely notice the difference in how I feel when I eat too much processed food - my stomach, my head, my energy level. It's almost 2nd nature now, and I find _most_ days it's very easy to turn down the 'bad choices.' Then there are days like today, when work is WAY too stressful, there's no time to prep food, I don't have snacks on hand so I'm starving, and there's too much temptation all around. After eating too much dessert and candy today at work, I'm paying for it now.

I could go back into the kitchen and drown my sorrows in some ice cream, some bread, or some other food comforts, like I would have in the not so distant past. Instead, I'm going to go for a walk, do some situps, and realize tomorrow is a new day.

Diet Calendar Entries for 24 September 2010:
1668 kcal Fat: 61.96g | Prot: 93.76g | Carb: 204.71g.   Breakfast: ON any whey protein, Canned Pumpkin, Egg, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, Cozy Cottage Sugar Free Low Calorie Syrup. Lunch: baby carrots, cracker barrel cheese, Better Balance Chili Nacho Cheese Protein Chips, AL FRESCO SWEET APPLE CHICKEN SAUSAGE, Peach. Dinner: Ricotta Cheese, Ground Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes, Tofu Shirataki Noodles, banana. Snacks/Other: Fiber One Chewy Bars - Oats & Chocolate, 100 Calorie Hershey Bar, Marshmallow, semi sweet chocolate chips, red velvet cake. more...
1827 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour, Walking (brisk) - 4/mph - 1 hour, Resting - 14 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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