Every wondered how somebody can gain/lose, gain/lose the same...oh, I don't know, 8 to 12 lbs over and over again without somehow breaking through?
Turns out it's pretty easy to do. You just amp up your focus for a few weeks, and then, after about a month (or a little less) when clothes start to get looser and you are finally close to back where you want to be, you lose your long-game mentality.
Your focus gets a little lopsided, a little fuzzier. You start allowing yourself things that you didn't before. A lot of "just this one time" and "Oh, a bite won't hurt" starts to creep in.
Worse, some of the gym emphasis slides away. It's hard to keep up the intensity (to say nothing of general consistency). This is where I'm at now. Just starting to close in on the loss to get back to my second lowest adult weight ever (which is, sadly, not that low) and I'm sabotaging again.
I've been doing this for over a year! Time to make it stop. This is the time that I generally wander a little bit off path and take the foot off the gas pedal. What has to happen for this time to be different?
Well, I need to stay strong on the simple things: write down what I ate every day and what I plan to eat the next day (noting any deviations) make it to the gym 5 times a week, and make time for some extra movement during the day (as simple as a 10 minute walk around the block). My eating rules -- no eating while standing, 20-minutes for each meal (min) and a 9-inch plate -- are to be followed with no exceptions. Wine has to be for the weekend, in small amounts.
Otherwise, it's porker city for me, for sure.
Medical update: I got my orthotics yesterday! So far so good. The worst foot, the left one, feels much better already. The right insert is a little weird, but hopefully will settle soon and feel more natural.
Tummy was poked and prodded yesterday. I should talk to the doctor in a few days and find out if my gall bladder (which digested a chocolate chip cookie and fried fish fine on Sat night) is sickly. As long as I don't eat veggies, I'm fine. Oh, the irony. I spend a year + training myself to eat healthily and this is the thanks I get.
By the way, Jackie at www.midlifemyway.blogspot.com, thanks for visiting my site. I've tried several times to leave you a comment but I can't seem to enable the feature on your site. I click on comment, but nothing happens. What am I doing wrong?
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