Weight Loss Again

So, since I stopped actively working on my weight loss, I’ve gained back nearly twenty pounds out of the thirty that I had lost last year, and things that weren’t tight are now tight again.

I could go on about all the excuses of why I gained back the weight, but the main one is just that I haven’t been eating right. I’ve been eating enough calories to gain the weight back, and now I need to monitor things correctly again.

I’ve started tracking calories again today. My cousin, Kyle, is also going to give it a go. I can already tell he is having issues with calorie counting, and it might not work for him. Annie is going to redouble her efforts in tracking her Weight Watchers points in hopes of keeping her weight under control.

What does it say about me that this is such a huge issue? I am so very frustrated right now. It doesn’t feel good to have to pay so much time and attention to eating right just so I don’t balloon up.

Here’s my information if you want to see what I’m doing and how: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/Davidcubed

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3 Replies to “Weight Loss Again”

  1. I absolutely hate having to weigh every single thing that goes into my mouth. I mean, I hate it. But I’ve done it. I don’t even know how I stay motivated, it’s the most annoying frustrating thing I’ve had to do. I keep hoping when I get to my goal weight I can STOP that part of it – but I’m not even sure. I’m hoping that I’ll just “know” what a proper portion size is by then.

    The fitbit has been a HUGE help in determining how many calories a day I actually burn. I just eat 500 less than my total calories burned for the day. MFP was over estimating everything, from how active I was at my stay at home lifestyle to how many calories I burned when I went for a walk.

    I know you can do it, after all you’re what helped motivate me to start this up again in March and so far I haven’t fallen off track. 30 pounds down as of today.

    You’ve got this.

    1. Thanks, I know I can do it again, but it is a pain in the butt. I am also going to try to make sure my calorie restriction looks something around 400 calories in deficit each day in hopes of losing a pound per week. I am not too active, so I’m not worried about that part of the equation right now.

      What threw me off was drinking 2-3 sodas a day, bag of chips here and there, two muffins per day for breakfast… Really just not watching my calories and carb intake.

      I am hoping to learn some techniques on making this whole thing easier for me, and I know it will take time. I’ve seen results before. I just gotta stick with it better. Unfortunately, where my resolve is currently strong, my will isn’t always that way. I worry about the yo-yo effect and how bad that can be on the body… I’d love to say I’m going to make a lifestyle change and stick to it, but I know my limitations. The best I can do is to work hard when I feel up to it, and try not to undo too much of my work when I don’t have the willpower I’m experiencing right now.

      A HUGE congrats by the way. That’s awesome. Keep up the good work.

  2. There’s still room for chips (maybe not pop, that stuff is horribly bad for you) and snacks and treats while trying to lose weight. I’m a big snacker, I make sure I allow for snacks in my diet, and I even have chips (granted, they’re hummus chips, but they’re delicious and satisfying). I found that if I just denied myself everything I wanted I would be MORE inclined to binge eat because I was depriving myself. Little changes, like one muffin instead of two, and try to find something that you don’t mind drinking, to make your meals last longer so you feel full. Takes 20-30 minutes to convince our stomachs we’ve had enough to eat, so I tend to read a book or even play video games while eating (or reply to this blog post, lol) to stretch out the meals.

    Another thing you may want to look into is intermediate fasting. Basically limit your food eating to between 10am – 6pm (or any 8 hour period) and have all of your calories for the day between those hours. I’ve heard it works pretty well. I haven’t hit any plateaus yet so I haven’t tried any other method other than what’s working for me right now. I expect as I drop under 200 (for the first time in a very long time) I’ll have more of an issue.

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