, thanks for starting us off!
Hon, I was so sad to read your post.
Not because of your weight but because of how you feel about it. Ellie, if you're feeling looseness in your waistband, go with it! Any of the maintainers will tell you that the scale is pretty darn arbitrary. Some of the most successful dieters tell us not to use the scale at all! The truth is, those numbers are just that, numbers. They don't tell you what is causing them, whether it's a bit of extra water filling your fat cells because you didn't get enough the day before or because they're about to deflate (once the fat leaves your fat cells, the fill with water to try to stay open...then get rid of the water when they finally give in to the fact that they are empty), extra water in your muscles from working out, or that you may have lost fat, but gained more muscle than the amount of fat you lost...which would make you weigh more, but be tinier (look at the pictures of fat vs. muscle that are all over 3FC, but especially in the exercise forum). Please don't let this get you down. Know that the scale fluctuates. If you're going to use it as a tool, do that, but use it as a TOOL, not as a predictor of your mood, okay?
You CAN do this and you are doing GREAT!!! Looseness in your waistband is a much
better indicator of weightloss than anything
the scale can tell you.
Also, about the dairy, I'd try to keep it to fat free, but be aware that many of us have had more that 2-3 cups of dairy a day and it hasn't affected our weightloss. I'd wait a bit to see if your scale issue was a fluke or if your waistband keeps getting smaller before you go changing your dairy intake. That said, I'd get some veggies in your breakfast to make sure you feel more full in the morning. Maybe some cucumbers in the yogurt? Yogurt and milk are carbs (though this is NOT a plan that limits your number of carbs!!!) to your body, but cheeses are protein. So you might try some cottage cheese instead, with some veggies, or perhaps some veggies spread with soft cheeses like Laughing Cow Light or light cream cheese. That is likely to stay in your stomach longer and make you feel more fulfilled.
Congratulations, beautiful Kiko
Hon, you know how dangerous it can be for your health to stay on P1 too long. Please don't stay on longer than 2 weeks even if you aren't in the 150s. First of all, it's not good for your health.
Second of all, it stops working (and pretty quickly if you've been pretty much following the plan, which you have) after a bit and can actually make you gain weight. Thirdly, if you lose weight using P1 but can't maintain and lose on P2, you're going to have a very hard time maintaining your loss. It makes much more sense to lose your weight using something that you can keep doing after your loss so you can maintain. You can do P2 successfully!!! I know it!
: Just get those nuts out of your house if they're a temptation and start again as you did before.
I think you're amazing, Kiko and I know you can do this!
Mornin' beautiful Ruthie
! (and cross-legged Hershey) I think it's good that you slept in, hon. Once Lucy is back home, that'll be harder, eh?
, I'm so glad you're feeling better and am in awe of your ability to run. WOW! Please don't get down on yourself about not getting all three things done. It's tough to balance them all and even the maintainers have trouble with it sometimes. Just focus on what you are doing well and think of some ways to get better on the things you need to improve. Perhaps you can keep some water in a drawer at work in case you forget to bring it? Do whatever works for you.
Good luck on getting to yoga/pilates...I wanted to go to mine this morning but I scheduled a phone call during that time by mistake!
Good Morning, Soon
I'm so jealous about Key West!!!
on those amazing sales at work...I know they're going to be so happy with you! Enjoy shopping for that cute dress!
Well, the bathtub/shower's in! It looks really nice. They have to finish putting on a faucet or two and then it's back to us to finish up. The plumber will spend the afternoon moving a sewer line over and up so we'll have more ceiling room in the basement. We're trying to finish off half of it and this line is in the way. I don't envy him that job.
I realized the conflict with yoga earlier this week and had planned to go to the gym early this morning. But the plumber wanted to come smack in the middle of that and I had to be here to let him in. So I remember Meg's version of Sandi's "find a way..." and renegotiated my schedule. It'll put me in the shower while the plumber's in the basement...hope I can run upstairs in my robe without being seen!
Had a great time at my mood and food group yesterday. This plan teaches us so much about healthy eating that I was able to tell the others in my group so much about nutrition that I never knew before reading the SBD book.
: That felt good...especially after a week of feeling pretty clueless about eating!
P1 is going pretty well...I had an extra serving of OP food before bed, which wasn't great, but at least the weight is slowly coming off and I'm feeling less cravings.
Hope everyone has a great OP day!!!
Mornin' to the chickies that posted while I wrote this long post...and to those that come after.