Hopped on the scale and lost another pound. YAY! So glad the 2 weeks of working out and eating the way I'm supposed to is rewarding me on the scale. I'm so happy to regain control again!
I think I'm just a slow 'self-corrector.' What I mean by self-correction is that everyone goes off track and then have to re-direct their behaviors to get themselves back on their exercise plan or back on their eating plan. Most people self-correct in eating or working out habits in less than 24 hours. Some people self-correct and get back on track within the week. Me? I think I'm a sloooow self corrector and that's what I'm going to focus on. If I miss a day off plan, I'm going to self-correct the next day. This is the only way I'm going to make this work. Losing focus b/c of work or other life stresses for months at a time just isn't getting me where I want to go. So there you have it! The plan.
Its 8:15am, I'm realllly hungry even though I finished yesterday at around 1150 calories. I realllly wanted to eat peanut butter and something substantial last night - but I resisted and ate greek yogurt with honey. By tracking my calories on caloriecount.com I resisted b/c I didn't want to go that far over on my daily intake. So that is the value in tracking my calories there. Its changing my behavior! :) I know on the site I can see the deficit between what I'm burning and what I'm eating and it allows me to calculate exactly when I should be losing a pound (-3500 cals) which at the rate I'm eating and burning - I hit that 3500 deficit about every 3-4 days. Some days I get to a 1000 cal deficit, another day I'm only 800 cal deficit which equates to about a pound loss every 3-4 days, which equates to a 2 lbs loss per week. Hello???? Obvious, isn't it? For some reason, I'm really enjoying the tracking of it. Makes it seem tangible - the loss of weight vs. just a theoretical guessing game.
I know I'm going to need a fill by the time I get into the 190's. I'm hungry a lot - I am forcing myself to stop eating vs. the band stopping me. Do you all feel that the band stops the hunger pangs or does the fill force you to eat less - you can't fit anymore in without getting stuck? Is there a simple answer to that? I'm thinking its individual to each person -some get tighter fill to keep them from eating more than the pouch in their stomach allows others may be more loose but the hunger isn't as great? Hmmmm. I don't like that feeling of not being able to eat much - I feel deprived and don't feel satiated. I like the lack of hunger we feel after fills - the not thinking about it. The sense that this is what 'normal' people feel like - not obsessed with thinking about food all day long.
I will stop babbling - I'm thinking I'll get to 203 by next Friday, 201 the week after that, and 199 in 3 weeks. I'm focused on that micro-goal for now!