100 lb. Club - Reflections
08-19-2010, 11:34 PM
I was doing very good with my weightloss, I lost 17 lbs in less than a month, and then had a bad day, and just haven't been able to lose since then. I started counting calories, exercise hasn't changed, and I've been wondering why I was stalled. I started thinking back on the times when I was actively losing, and started thinking that maybe my eating habits had already become a bit lax. For about 2 days now, I've really been trying to eat like I did in the beginning, and now I'm realizing that the stall I had was definitely because of my eating habits. About the same time I started on this weight loss journey, I stopped eating meat and animal products (not for weight loss reasons) but all I was eating were fresh foods, unprocessed foods, and very little in the way of snacks because I didn't know what was vegetarian. Now I need to remember that just because it can be considered vegetarian does not mean its healthy or that I need to eat it! The scale is already moving again, and I feel like I know what I should be doing to keep the scale moving. Now, time to get my body moving too! :dance:
Congrats and good luck. :)
08-20-2010, 03:14 AM
It's so easy to move into that area where the habits we set up for ourselves get more relaxed, is it?
Tonight I eyeballed the amount of whole wheat pasta for a serving. I don't eat pasta often but a serving is pretty small, I know that. I decided to weight it to make certain it was accurate. Lo and behold, it was 4 ounces, not 2 ounces. That's double my portion size!
On the other spectrum of things, I walked this evening and estimated my mileage at ~3 miles. When I looked at my Nike Plus, I was shocked that it was nearly 6 miles.
When things "aren't working like they used to," it's always smart to reevaluate what's really going on.
08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
Awesome - glad you were able to figure it out and get back on track. I know for me I think I am doing one way but when I look at it - I am probably consuming more than I should be. Then I watch myself again lol
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