FullaBella's Journal, 08 November 2019

Yay, Friday. It’s sunny today but cold. I’m anticipating the FS reaction to this weigh in. The quirky little ‘message generator’ will probably ask ‘are you even trying?’ and offer all sorts of Armageddon type warnings.

That’s okay. It really is. I know for those of you whooshing down the scale at a steady pace this does seem unproductive but it’s been anything ‘but’ stagnant for me.

This past month has been the first time I’ve ever stopped an increase. I have been up & down 5-7lbs repeatedly. It’s as if my body doesn’t want to let go of 211 and I’m oddly, crazily, irrationally okay with that for now.

I’ve always been a scale whoosher up and down but never stopped and just ‘held my ground’. I’ve always rationalized it with ‘hey, I lost 60lbs… 5 lbs isn’t going to hurt me.’ But then it’d become 10, 11 & in a blink: 50.

This past Monday when I’d climbed up to 218 I had to make a decision. I knew 3-4lbs of that was water from the physical workout I’d had over the weekend but I had to accept the rest was weight, fat, whatever. So I had to acknowledge that if I continued eating in excess the weight would return as it has over and over.

Or change. That day. Remember how I got to this point and do it, that thing that helped me decrease the weight.

So this .2 increase … please, don’t cry for me, Argentia. I’m okay today. Better than I have been for a month.

The photos - Liv - I couldn’t help but think of you on that hamster as that was your profile for so long. What else? A joke, a snapshot of the scale recordings from my FitIndex scale app from the past month. A new cheese I tried last night but didn’t like. No point in that. And a snapshot of the bowls I use for leftovers. I love these. They pop in the microwave for reheating.

That’s all for now. I’m having dinner in Dallas with a friend tomorrow. I’m not on any quest for a different food (like the bone marrow last month) so we’re likely going to a steakhouse.

Have a great weekend.
211.2 lb Lost so far: 52.8 lb.    Still to go: 31.2 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 08 November 2019:
1472 kcal Fat: 68.44g | Prot: 140.81g | Carb: 81.54g.   Breakfast: International Delight Sugar Free French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, Land O'Lakes Mini Moos Half & Half Creamers, Coffee-Mate Original Liquid Coffee Creamer (Tub), Coffee, Coffee-Mate Original Liquid Coffee Creamer (Tub), Land O'Lakes Mini Moos Half & Half Creamers, International Delight Sugar Free French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, KeVita Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic, Boiled Egg. Dinner: Sartori Bellavitano Gold Cheese, Zucchini , Jalapeno Peppers , Cherry Tomatoes, Leeks , Yellow Summer Squash, Mushrooms , Black Top Skinless Boneless Pink Salmon, Black Top Skinless Boneless Pink Salmon, Seafood Soup, Butter . Snacks/Other: Libby's Crispy Sauerkraut, Swerve Confectioners Sugar, Hershey's 100% Cocoa, Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter. more...
2173 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 24 hours. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 0.0 lb a week

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Yup! Better a fraction than a whole pound 💕💞✌️😉 
08 Nov 19 by member: keyten77
You sound like you’ve regained your center, Bella. I think you are ready to continue the slow but gratifying journey of weight loss and better health. Enjoy the dinner with your friend! 😘 
08 Nov 19 by member: EvaSieteTres
Good job recognizing your eating habits! Stick with it, sister!!  
08 Nov 19 by member: davidsprincess
Love the photos, love the attitude! 
09 Nov 19 by member: metamora
You sound a lot like me. I've also been carrying an additional 5-7 pounds for about 2 weeks now and I totally analyze why (well, I know what I ate) and I've been trying like crazy to take it off, but then I started snacking at night. Today it's 5 pounds. I'm thinking of fasting because I'm going to post the weight tomorrow. Anyway, I'm very analytical but just because I know exactly what I need to do doesn't mean I will do it. Love the idea of setting the scales back 10 pounds for the holidays! 
09 Nov 19 by member: Fritzy 22
Oh I almost forgot I’m planning to go on a deficit in two weeks, thanks for the reminder 
09 Nov 19 by member: rosio19
Bella you are maintaining a new low body weight, that is an accomplishment you should really enjoy. Glad you are doing better 
09 Nov 19 by member: rosio19
It's all about, as you used to say, making peace with ourselves and finding what works for yourself. Proud of your efforts and accomplishments! You rock it! (((((hugs))))) 
09 Nov 19 by member: kclab
That hamster has me laughing so hard! Bella, holding off a weight gain is a win in my book 😊 Hold steady til you get that next loss. 
09 Nov 19 by member: SherryeB
lol that is hilarious  
09 Nov 19 by member: libreqi
Great job ‘holding your ground’! I love when I see someone having a maintenance time. If you can do it now you can do it later on! Here’s hoping for a loss soon though! 
09 Nov 19 by member: peeperjj
Thank you Keyten, Eva, Princess, Meta, Fritzy, Rosio, Sherry, Lib & Peep - thank you for your support, understanding and encouragement. This has been a very weird month for me between the 'holding off a gain' ( I like that phrase) and trying different foods. Day by day. That's all I can do. Day by day. 
10 Nov 19 by member: FullaBella

     
 

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