Friday, August 15, 2008

the plan

I'm just going to cut to the chase today. Stepped on the scales....182.6. Yep, that is up 4.2 pounds from the last I stepped onto the scales...TWO DAYS ago! I'm disgusted...but I knew it would be up before I stepped onto the scales. My rings are super tight denoting some bloating/water retention. 4 pounds of it....probably not...but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Meanwhile, I'm kicking into high gear my carb down plan. I admit that I'm a carb-a-holic. I love bread and pasta! And I have known for some time that I have to limit my intake. Well...I can honestly say that I've allowed extra to creep back into my diet. SO I'm trying to focus on allowing myself a carb (bread or pasta....I'm not counting the natural carbs from fruits and veggies) once a day. So tonight is I didn't have oatmeal or toast for breakfast. I did not include a sandwich in the lunch I packed. For breakfast I had scrambled eggs and a sliced apple. Lunch was a salad, green beans (surprise eh), and applesauce. Tonight is pasta. YUMMY! We'll see how that works. Hopefully the combination of dropping some un-needed carbs AND switching up what I'm eating will knock me out of the ballpark with weight loss!

Sometimes, I kick myself for weighing everyday. I wonder why I do it. I mean, do I really need to know each day? Well yeah. because what happens if I have a stellar week...but then boom, i start to retain water the day of my weekly weigh in! Too bad..... AND, I know me...if I don't weigh myself, I tend to worry about what my weight is endlessly!! But I only weigh Once a day. I am not one of these scale addicted people. Once a day for me!

Still bummed about the going on's in my world. But moving and poking along this course of life.


Donna B said...

Think your plan is good! When I get feeling that way, I look for new foods to try, since I tend to get in a rut eating the same thing over and over again. Also I make sure I drink LOTS of water, especially when exercising. It also helps to curb my appetite now and then. Good luck! I still try to stay away from weighing daily for the reasons you mention. If I have the pasta/potatoes and beef, I try to incorporate those items in meals the beginning of the week since I weigh in on Sundays. Ditto with hoger sodium choices like tacos or stir fry.

Brightcetera said...

I have a problem with the starch carbs, too. I really have to limit them to see any kind of weight loss.
I weigh daily to see what my body is doing. I won't change this. I used to weigh several times a day so once a day is an improvement for me.
I hope your revised plan gives you the results you're after! Try not to beat yourself up, ok?

Michelle said...

Always remember, the scale doesn't tell the whole story. Just keep up what you know works!

Anonymous said...

Im such a carb addict
and for my bod when I delve b ack into my addiction the saddlebacks appear SO FRIGGING FAST.

and the scale thing? swing by my hood if youre in the area next week---we're gonna be talking about it!