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08 March 2016

Weigh-in: 160.4 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 25.4 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (7 comments) on diet Atkins   losing 1.8 lb a week

01 March 2016

Weigh-in: 162.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 27.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   add comment on diet Atkins   gaining 0.3 lb a week

15 December 2015

My hope was to be under 160 by today, so I'm pleased. For those of you that may be following me recently, you'll kniw that I'm going through a difficult breakup, and that I decided it was too overwhelming to count calories and carbs. Instead, I'm trying to listen to my body and make conscious decisions about what and how much I eat. I haven't been perfect, but I'm not being hard on myself, either. For instance, one night I counted out 5 crackers. Are crackers ideal? No. But I made a concious decision, and it was good. The next night I ate with a friend and i set the package in front of me. I prob ate 10 or 15. Not so good, but I know what I did and how to prevent that in the future. Yesterday I went to breakfast with a friend and ordered a (giant) omelet. I could've eaten the whole thing, but I cut it into thirds, ate one section, and brought the rest home. One thing that has helped tremendously is that I've been listening to a sermon series by Joyce Meyer on the battlefield of the mind. I highly recommend it. Here's to good eating this week. :)
Weigh-in: 159.4 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 24.4 lb Diet followed reasonably well
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09 December 2015

I've had an emotional weekend as I'm letting go of a relationship that I thought had a great future. Sadly, I can't keep someone from sabataging the happiness of both of us. Now I have to focus on taking care of myself and moving forward.

I've decided to approach this weight loss a bit differently. Previously I tracked everything I put in my mouth. But I tend to look for a distraction in times of stress, then when the stress is gone I no longer need a distraction. I don't want to create a distraction of calorie counting, only to drop it. I'm also a bit emotionally fragile at the moment, and I don't need the burden of failure when I eat a meal that is difficult to track. So I'm going to practice listening to myself and my body. When I reached my goal previously, I was able to maintain my weight within 5 lbs for quite sometime without calorie counting or weighing daily. I started this weekend, and I'm down 4.5 lbs. I do know that is mostly water, but I retain a lot of fluid when I make bad food choices, so even losing water weight is a victory.

My plan is to make good food choices, eat a little less of it, and only weigh once a week. I'm also walking several times a week as an antidepressant. Here's hoping for better physical and emotional health.
Weigh-in: 161.8 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 26.8 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (17 comments) on diet Atkins   losing 3.4 lb a week

30 November 2015

For the record, I don't believe I really weigh 166.2 cuz I have a lot of edema. But I wanted to "weigh-in" (pun intended), on an epiphany I had last night.

I had a difficult evening conversation with my boyfriend last night. He was being very emotionally withdrawn and distant, more so than he usually is. I told him that I loved and missed him, and he basically grunted. I told him that I know he misses me, but it would be nice to hear it on occasion. He said it wouldn't do any good. When I hung up, I cried.

As I sat there, I reflected on the fact that I love this man and I have put so much energy into this relationship, but I'm emotionally starvingto death. I can't do all the work, all the reassuring, and all the loving. I've got to have some feedback. And then I wanted to eat. That's when it hit me. I'm starving emotionally, and trying fill the hollow spot with satisfying food. It would be bad enough alone, but I already have food issues, and this just makes them worse. I've gained 10 + pounds in the 5 months we've been together. To make it worse, I only weigh 10 lbs less than him, and he's told me that he won't be with a woman bigger than he is.

This just isn't working, and it breaks my heart.
Weigh-in: 166.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 31.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (13 comments) on diet Atkins   gaining 1.3 lb a week

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