(at least that’s what I tell myself…)

The last couple months I’ve been coasting but it’s been okay!

I’ve been dutifully tracking my food on My Fitness Pal but not restricting what I ate. I don’t mean to say I ate EVERYTHING that took my fancy but I didn’t stress about calories. If I was out to dinner I allowed myself to order what I wanted. If I was craving ice cream I had ice cream. But I didn’t grab a candy bar or a bag of chips every time I was in a store (like I used to do).

I did this for 3 months and I did NOT gain weight. I didn’t lose weight either. But the important thing is I didn’t gain any. As anyone who has ever lost weight knows, regaining is SUPER easy and happens so fast. So 3 months of eating like I think I will have to eat for the rest of my life was a great experience. It makes me feel like I can keep this weight off this time.

However, in reality I want to lose another 50 pounds and eating this way will not allow me to lose that weight. I need hip replacement, probably not this winter but in the next year or so and both the surgery and the recovery will be so much better if I lose this weight.

So, I’m going to go back to counting the calories and not just tracking them. And unlike the first 70 pounds, this time around I’m going to get out and get more exercise.

I didn’t just sit around doing nothing while I lost 70 pounds but I wasn’t pushing myself. I did the whole “Walk to Rivendell” thing but it was just my daily walking. Walking is my main source of exercise but I’m getting out and hiking in the woods more. The dogs are loving it!

Wish me luck!

October 14th, 2017 at 10:38 am

 

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