I want to consistently follow the great food plan that I have developed over the years. I have reached my goal many times. However, I have never been able to keep off the weight indefinitely. I frequently struggle with Maintenance. I need support to stay away from that first bite of snacks/trigger foods which get me started on a food binge!
Revised Jan 20, 2013: MY NEW CHALLENGE:
1) FOLLOW CHEAT SYSTEM
2) STRENUOUSLY AVOID 12 C's: Cake, Cookies, Candy, Crackers (except the ones I deem healthy),Chips, Cheese, Cereal after bkfst, Cereal with sugar, ice Cream , eating in Car, sugar by itself (C&H), Cashews or other nuts
3) Three meals a day, nothing in between except fruits, vegetables, or other healthy foods to be determined
4) LOG EVERY DAY unless I am away from a computer
5) WEIGH at least once a week and log weight
6) Try to WALK AT LEAST 30 MINS.4 or more days a week.
I'm inserting this weight here on 1/6/12 because although I weighed this amount last August, I was ashamed to tell anyone:
August 2011 - 138.5
10/29/11 - 135
11/17/11 - 136
12/14/11 - 134.5
1/1/12 - 131.5
1/5/12 - 130.5
1/18/12 - 129
1/27/12 - 128
2/28/12 - 127
6/18/12 - 125 (goal!)
7/15/12 - 126.5
8/27/12 - 126.8
1/19/13 - 125.3
1/22/13 - 124,6
1/29/13 - 123.1
2/3/13 - 121.9
2/14/13 - 120 (that's low enough! Now comes the hard part!)
2/24/13 - 116 (probably because I've been sick. I worry that
I'll start telling myself it's OK to eat more, but I
actually wouldn't mind gaining a couple of lbs.)
3/3/13 - 115.5 I'm getting used to this!
cheats 9.5 (probably less)
No exercises on Mondays. In fact, I am leaving here most mornings this week and next at 7:30 am to supervise volunteers in our kindergarten garden, so I may not get my exercises done on a regular basis.
1 -mile walk with Chester. He walked pretty fast.
Bran flakes in car on the way to school 2
celery, carrots, 1 1/2 apples, almonds .5
Lost a marble! I was so hungry all afternoon and there was nothing healthy that I wanted to eat at the kids' house. A too-ripe banana was the only fruit, and no carrots I could find. The boys wanted some puffed "Pirate Booty" as a snack, and while i was pouring it into little bowls, one fell out onto the counter, and I ate it! And then I ate another & another. I probably ate a cup of them. They are in my C list as "chips," so one marble lost! At least they have no sugar in them! 2 cheats?, 1 lost marble
veggie pasta 5?
strawberries & blackberries