Keeping my baby fat off has been harder than I expected. I was hoping this post would be all about how successfully I got down to my goal weight and have been maintaining ever since. I don't know what I thought, a life time of sinful indulgence would zip out of my life struggle free! I reached my goal weight after a gull bladder attack (which involved vomiting), but didn't stay there long. I gained four pounds back and maintained that weight for two and a half months. Since then I have steadily gained a pound a week. Doesn't sound like much? It IS! Especially if this keeps up. I am reviewing what I did to lose my original forty-five pounds in order to get back down there! Here goes.
I journaled every bite - that's right, I wrote every food I ate down in an effort to keep my calories to what sparkpeople recommended.
I prayed when feeling tempted to overindulge. (I prayed a lot! Prayer is awesome)
I did not deny myself treats - even daily treats - as long as I wrote them down and kept in my calorie goal.
I strove to eat more fresh vegetables.
I drank a quart of water for every fifty pounds of body weight.
KEY - I weighed myself every Friday morning at as close to 7:30 as possible and recorded my weight on the calendar. (I just wrote the number and for the most part nobody even noticed it there despite the orange marker I chose as a writing utencil).
I have worked out on and off, very inconsistently but every bit helps.
I cut out late night snacks. I tend to be a late night person but I managed to NOT snack after 9 PM and I am sure it helped.
That's it. Ah I am glad I wrote all that down. It sounds so manageable, so why am I struggling? Hopefully this will motivate me again!!!!!!