Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

That Fine Line

I have thought about it and thought about it. How did I get so far along in a weight loss journey, get below 200 pounds and then let that slip away? Now I do eat better than I used to, so that is the positive that I can take from this, but still. So here is what I have come up with. I would appreciate some thoughts on this. I lost 100 pounds in roughly 8 months, give or take. I have to wonder.... did I do it too fast? Once I stopped being 1500 calories strict and just ate intuitively, did my body see the chance to put back on weight that was taken off really fast as an emergency measure? I mean when I stopped tracking, I still was not eating like crazy, I still had not began to feel the stress of laws school and was not eating poorly. but within no time, I had put on 14 lbs, then 20. if I had been smart, I would have fought back then. But the motivation had left me. and then it got out of hand. So here I am. I am trying to put together a new plan. I want to take off more like 1 pound a week instead of like 2-3. here is the problem. I am a results now kind of guy. I can't go slow, I go all the way when I do something. so I may get two benefits from this go around. A more sustainable weight loss and a lesson in patience. which is going to be pretty important in my new line of work. so here it is. instead of 1500 calories a day, it will be 2200 a day, and instead of two sessions of cardio a day, I do one (walking now, but running later) added in with some weight training since I have a gym membership now! Ok, that felt good. felt real good. Here I go!!

2 comments:

  1. You have a plan and that's a good thing!

    You can do it!

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  2. I think getting the weight off and learning to eat intuitively are two different tasks. The weight can come off successfully, but that doesn't mean you've completed the second task. Learning to eat intuitively is at that point its own separate challenge. Killing one dragon doesn't mean the other is dead.

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