Monday, March 14, 2011

Confession Time

I started a post last night about how I've reached a plateau, but the more I looked back on the past month the more I realized that the problem was not necessarily a plateau. Now, it might be partly a plateau- I am overdue. 166 pounds and I haven't gone more than 2 weeks without losing. A few weeks ago I decided to stop recording for a week. During that week I did maintain my weight loss, but gained (reacquainted myself with) a really bad habit. I became a *gasp* snacker again. I find myself walking past the jar of almonds and grab a handful without recording them as a snack. I eat half of my kid's sandwich because she isn't going to finish it. My favorite snack? A huge handful of Mini wheats. I measured out that handful and came up with nearly a serving size of cereal or approx. 200 calories.

Here's the problem with my snacking- it leads to MORE snacking and before I know it I am spending my nights knee deep in bags of chips wondering why I am no longer losing weight. Mindless eating is what got me to 356 pounds and I refuse to go back. I am going back to recording with fidelity. If it goes it my mouth I record it! Now, there are going to be days when I can't record, but that doesn't give me permission to abuse my body with excessive snacking.

My goal is to lose another 10 pounds before my surgery on May 9th. I plugged my goal into SparkPeople and am once again back on track. My goal is to be 180 by surgery. I am hoping that they will remove 10 pounds of skin from my stomach and arms putting me at 170 (a healthy BMI!!!) post-op and post excess fluids from the surgery.

Until next post, I am off to record my dinner....

1 comment:

  1. I'm a snacker too. I tell myself that they don't really count. The scale disagrees.

    Good for you for identifying the problem and being committed to changing it!


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On June 19, 2009 I started my weight loss journey. It has become quite the journey! As of today (2-1-11) I have lost 162 pounds and have gained a whole new life. This blog is a continuation of my journey. I hope to inspire and encourage others through my process.