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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Good Day

So yesterday I took the kids into New York, and did reasonably well at making good choices, and came home and pigged out WHILE I was making dinner. Because I was tired.

But today has been a good day - while I didn't completely follow the Curves "Phase I" which is only 1200 cal/day (only for a week), I actually mostly followed it and was probably around 1600 calories. Which is still pretty low and where I was for most of the weight loss last fall. And I didn't have the late afternoon pigout that's been my biggest problem.

Yes, I know I'm aiming for 1-2 lbs/week, but I've been creeping up again and need a kick in the pants to get myself back on track. I'm planning 3 days on 1200ish cal, then back to the more realistic 1600ish. And I'm trying to be very mindful of changing habits as a way of planning for the future - if I always revert back to the 4pm pigout, I'll gain all of this weight back. And I don't want that.

Progress I think

Besides the fact that my father-in-law noticed that I looked like I had lost some weight, we went to a Mardi Gras Parade and Jim caught and adult size large shirt that I can actually wear and it looks good. It's a little tight around the hips but the rest looks good so that made me feel pretty good.

I'm hoping that the "weight" that I gained while we were there is actually water retention and will go away quickly.