flagchic's Journal, 06 January 2014

Well, I've gained 20 pounds in 7 months. I was 196 last May, and weighed in at 216 on January 1st. I'm not impressed with myself. I tried half-heartedly a few times last fall to get back re-motivated, to no avail.

The new year brings new motivation, I think. Everybody is feeling positive, and it's definitely rubbing off. I can't sit here and blame the new birth control or the weather. I'm taking responsibility for my eating and exercise habits during the last seven months. It hasn't been great, and this is what I get.

I decided to get back on it, honestly, because of my clothes. The beautiful new clothes I had treated myself to because I had lost so much weight are now tight and uncomfortable and most don't fit anymore. So sad! I definitely don't want to go to the store and buy clothes in a bigger size. What a hit to the pride.

This time, though, my hubby is now on the right track with me. When I first started losing weight two years ago, I was 260 pounds and miserable but dedicated. Unfortunately, I had to power through it by myself- hubby didn't want to diet with me. He supported me, sure, but as I ate my salad, he'd have his fries in front of me. That's a certain willpower that's hard to withstand for too long.

I'm glad he's doing this with me this time. We've had a great week, and I'm excited less about my changes as much as I am with his changes.

So, here's to the new changes. Good luck to everybody!

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 January 2014:
1365 kcal Fat: 38.33g | Prot: 93.32g | Carb: 177.49g.   Breakfast: Blueberries , Coffee, General Mills Cheerios, Silk Pure Almond Milk - Unsweetened Vanilla, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Packets. Lunch: Egg, Baby Spinach, Silk Pure Almond Milk - Unsweetened Original, Bananas, Strawberries, Body Fortress 100% Premium Vanilla Whey Protein, Nature's Own Wheat'n Fiber Sliced Bread. Dinner: Green Giant Red Skin Golden Idaho Potatoes, Skinless Chicken Breast, Olive Oil , Broccoli , Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Lea & Perrins The Original Worcestershire Sauce, Baby Spinach, Maple Grove Farms Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette, HEB Wonton Strips. Snacks/Other: Dannon Light & Fit Greek - Vanilla, Low Calorie Biscotti. more...
2807 kcal Activities & Exercise: Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 15 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 15 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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you can do it .. 
06 Jan 14 by member: carolina0003
That's awesome that Hubby is doing it with you. That will make an enormous difference for you. I rejoined this morning for the same reason! Put my 'good' work pants back on after 4 weeks of holiday indulgence and got a nasty shock! Good luck to you! 
06 Jan 14 by member: Fairstein
good luck to you too! fingers crossed you did it before you can doit again  
06 Jan 14 by member: melishous
I am with you. Would love to get off the roller coaster once and for all, but apparently I am still in this ride. Crossing my fingers that it starts heading down. I also gained during the holidays but looking at a new year of possibilities. Let's keep each other motivated. 
07 Jan 14 by member: Dmgarcia13
Hi Flagchic - I totally get your frustration! Your dedication and household teamwork are going to be great assets going forward! FWIW, I find that I just can't "diet" - in the sense that any temporary restriction will cause a plateau or any benefits gained will disappear as soon as I resume my "normal" eating habits. So instead, I create a new normal. I have tried cutting things out categorically (gluten, sugar), and while there are benefits there (sugar detox caused weight-loss and energy stabilization), they only last as long as I'm off the offending ingredient. What does work for me is "budgeting" calories. I set my number, and aim to hit it 6 days out of 7 (and then only allow myself "splurge" calories to a point on my "bad" day -- for example, if I'm allowed 1800 cal on days 1-6, I can only have 2200 on day 7, and day 7 can fall where it may, so that I can have a nice dinner out, or celebrate New Year's with some wine and champagne or what-have you). One of the best tricks to keep within limits is to cut out almost all beverages other than water, and to go for as much veg and fiber-dense foods as you can, replacing carbs with those when possible - e.g., spaghetti squash for spaghetti noodles, or mashed cauliflower in place of potatoes. Wishing you all the best - we're on the same road, even if we're all at different points in our journey! 
07 Jan 14 by member: rholt78
Good luck to you! I know it's very hard. My spouse is a body builder and eats anything and everything on the weekends for the insulin spike and it's soo hard while I need to stick to my consistent healthy eating and gym schedual I want to splurge but I know if I don't it will be worth it. Get back on the horse and you will do very great! I'll let you know lifting heavy weights has saved my after baby body and cardio in the evening.  
07 Jan 14 by member: Nikibolinder
Hi Flagchic - Having your husband do this with you will make it so much easier. We are doing it in our house and it makes it so much easier. I'd even say it is fun as we both open up Fat Secret and enter our foods, weigh in, etc. I cannot believe what a difference it makes to do it with someone - plus, we can talk about what we're craving or what is making us crazy. Now that we've been doing this, I know it will be helpful even if he was maintaining and still tracking everything on here because he'll hit his goal at least a year before I hit mine. Good luck. 
07 Jan 14 by member: Joelmel
Just want to say, I am so proud of you! Since January you have come a long way and you just keep going! Keep it up! :) 
07 Jul 14 by member: CurlyLocks66

     
 

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