Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Still Some Progress To Be Made

Oh I really did think that making it below 200 pounds would mean my life just got easier, but alas it did not. I am really stunned at how permissive I am getting in my night time eating. It is not to a point it is a problem yet, but I can see that trend developing. In fact, last night, I even ate some cake frosting out of the can before bed! That is as bad as it has gotten, but still really? Most of my snacking has been yogurt and bananas, but the frosting freaks me out now that I had time to think about it. So I have decided to institute a planning policy for the next two weeks until I can get my head right. My day time eating has not changed, so my plan will deal specifically with night time eating. I am going to a) suspend all eating beyond my peanut butter and celery snack after supper and that has to be done by 8o'clock and b) report my success to ya'll in a blog everyday that I am successful, which I am proclaiming will be all two weeks worth. I created new habits before that were good and not bad, and I can do it again. I have history on my side this time and I fully intend to use it.

I can't help but wonder how the heck I have even gotten to this point. Is it just human nature? I am so task oriented, I guess I may should have seen this coming from past weight loss journeys. Once I have accomplished a task, I am done. I think I was so focused on One-derland, I felt done when I got there. I need to now sit down and get my mind wrapped around 185-land I guess! I have been excessively busy since my victory on Friday and have not really had time to sit and reflect on my next set of goals. I have briefly thought about them along the path to below 200 but I think I need to cement them now, and that begins with getting this night snacking under control starting now.

I have to admit that blogging has once again most likely given me a venue to work out things that I am concerned about "out loud" to an audience that gets it, and I think that the opportunity to do so has been a huge part of my success in weight loss. I humbly request your assistance in helping me out on this last mile. Call BS on me if you see it, tell me how you handled that last little bit after a huge milestone was reached, throw me some ideas, anything that I can take in and think about is certainly appreciated. I need to stop thinking and start doing. And I am going to starting tonight. No night snacking! Period. 185, I am coming for ya!


4 comments:

  1. This was an interesting post to me because it mirrored my own struggles lately. I reached goal weight in WW but wanted to lose about 10 more and I have gotten lazy about night eating because I guess I reached goal?? I also have increased my running and I was thinking "oh I can eat more because I run more" Not working out well for me. So I am joining you in stopping the night snacking for two weeks! Thanks for inspiring me.

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  2. Keep blogging and keep being aware! Beward of complacency!! :-) Been there, done that!

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  3. I know what you mean. I was so focused on getting under 200 that I felt like I was at goal, but I'm far from it yet. We have to keep moving forward and not feel TOO accomplished yet. At least, that's me. We can do this!

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  4. You are doing what I always do. You are pushing the envelope to see how much you can get by with, and still stay in Onderland. Or, in your mind you are celebrating getting to Onderland by allowing yourself a little extra treat every evening. You have acknowledged it, and you will do what it takes to control it. ;-)

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