Well, time for confessions. Things have been a bit up and down for me. It's been almost 2 months since I've blogged. In that time my weight has done a sharp upward jump. I'd do well for a few days then go off the rails and inhale everything in sight. Thursday morning (9/6) I got on the scale to find I had hit 172.2. ARGGGGG! Basically I've regained almost half of the weight I'd lost (this is totally embarrassing to admit).
Reality check. I came to the realization that if I continued on my current path, by the time I get through the holiday season I'll be back up to my highest weight of 202. All of my clothes are tight and uncomfortable and I don't have anything in bigger sizes anymore. Enough is enough.
I know I can't eat sugar, so that's out (again). I have also been doing a fair amount of drinking, which is out for now too.
Getting back on track has been easier than I expected. I know what to do, it's just a matter of doing it, without excuses or rationalization of bad behavior . The expected headaches hit the first day, but otherwise I'm feeling so much better. I'm eating lots of whole foods, massive spinach smoothies, and plenty of lean protein. I refuse to walk around hungry, so I make sure to eat regularly (high quality foods of course). Hubby is being supportive, but struggles with his own sugar addiction. He brought home cookies yesterday and asked if I wanted the last one. He's now starting to understand that I very easily snowball out of control, so "No Thanks" isn't met with the same resistance of the past. Yay!
I set up a new workout schedule & got the food portion cleaned up. Now it's time to let my body do it's thing :) I'm trying not to be obsessive about the number on the scale. I just want to be comfortable in my skin and active and healthy.
Thursdays are my new weigh-in days...just to track the trend. I've set a mini goal to be back down to 155 by November 10th (baby girl's 2nd birthday). I think that's aggressive but do-able.
Ultimately I'd like to get down to 135-140 range, but for now I'm concentrating on eating clean & exercising consistently (again lol).
I'll be checking in soon....