Thursday, April 17, 2008

up 10.8...

wow so it was that bad.... I had to ask if that was a record- gaining 10.8 in 2 was pretty shocking for me to think- in just 14 days in my old bad habits I put on that much...Its taken me since Dec to looose that much...I guess no one ever said it was easy...

the thing I'm finding frusterating is my messed up relationship with food....I always want to eat...I'm really trying to listen to my tummy - "are you hungry"? but I seem to eat in a pattern, last night after WW I was notactaully hungry but I had convinced myself that is was 7:30pm and that I'd better eat dinner... I never stop eating when I'm full- I don't know when that is...the only time it would stop me is when I've eaten so much i feel as I would vomit.... I also notice while on our variety of diferent flights that I do eat when bored...and almost any "pain" I feel in my tummy area I mis-read as "hunger".... my goal this week is to be more in tune with what is really going on....

wish me luck!


Teale said...

I'm right there with you, hon. We just have to get back on that horse.

Carolyn said...

Sometimes life is more important than the numbers.. you ahd a wonderful post about your vcay, and i'm sure you loved it. But as for misreading tummies, I was BORN To do that. WE all do. Just try to drink TONS of water and that should kill any thirsties that might get confused for hungries.
Keep at er chick. One day at a time. Maybe too, go back to BASICS, liek week one and see if htat helps!

Scale Junkie said...

I'm thinking you probably ate a lot of high sodium foods in the restaurants while on vacation. I bet by jumping back on track, drinking lots of water and really focusing on doing whats good for your body, most of that weight will be gone in a few weeks.

Linda said...

A little something on my blog for you hun

Hugs x

Ready to Shrink said...

Did you sort out all the issues you were having pre v-cay? Did ya get everything else back on track? From what I am seeing looks like yes. Now you just need to steady the course and get back on plan.

Bunches of that weight is probably water held in place by the sodium from v-cay and I foresee a great loss next week. :) Either way, you know what to do. Don't get down. And keep filling that water bottle. :)

40 by 40 said...

You'll get back on track and it will come off all the weight you have already lost has :)..Try not to let it get you down..mkay? Glad you enjoyed vacay..sounded like you needed it!

Christa D said...

I just found your blog and really enjoy reading it. My scale is stuck at 250 lbs. I'm up a pound or so one week and then down 2 pounds the next week. So I understand your frustration but I agree with the other posters that it's probably the high salt foods from vakay. One meal at a time and good look at next week's weigh in :)

swizzlepop said...

I'm sure at least some of that was/is water. Especially if you are anything like me, I never drink enough water when I am out more or less on vacation.
How about instead of thinking in terms of hunger pains and full you think satisfied. Maybe schedule your meals and really measure everything so that you are only eating 1 portion and eat slowly and pay attention to how your body feels, not your mind. My husband used to have this problem prior to joining WW with me and now he knows when hes hungry for a meal versus a snack and when he is satisfied. You can do it!

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