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Old 04-18-2014, 01:23 PM   #31
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That's a little unusual, Carol… my points usually go down one at a time. Did you also have a birthday? (They took a point away from me as a birthday gift this year

The crazy thing is, if you gain those 3 lbs back, they'll give you the point back.

Glad to hear you've been OP this week.

Me, I did a reality check this morning in hopes of cheering myself up and instead did the opposite. I realized that although I've done some regaining and re-losing, basically I've been maintaining for over a year. This is totally not cool.

Part of this can be ascribed to the fact that my online WW plan was in maintenance mode for a long time and I didn't know it. So I was eating at maintenance levels--not too surprising that I didn't lose. I've reduced my points for about a month now, though, and it doesn't seem to be making much of a difference.

I need a plan for how to get things moving again.

One thing I know I've fallen down on is trying not to sit for long periods. I need to get back in the habit of trying to get up and walk 2 minutes every 20 minutes whenever I possibly can. I know that really helps keep my blood sugar regulated.

I need to take my WW points even lower, but when I switched from maintenance to losing mode, the difference was 7 points, and I didn't think I could do that all at once, so I split the difference and went down 4 points instead. I need to keep cutting points until I get to the number the plan thinks I should be at.

I also want to increase my daily exercise and diversify it a bit. I've settled into a daily walking routine, with some jogging thrown in, but I think I should get back to doing yoga once or twice a week, some dance videos, and kickboxing.

Finally, a couple of other small changes: I'm going to try to spread my water out over the course of the day and make it cold water instead of room temp. I also need to try harder to get a full night's sleep. And, finally, I need to get back in the habit of planning AHEAD for restaurant meals, instead of making decisions when I'm there.

That actually adds up to a lot of changes. My goal is to make ALL of this habit by the end of May. Summer *should* be a great weight loss time for me, but it hasn't been the last two years. I want to make that different in 2014.
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