11/6/08

Remember...

That suit I had to buy because I didn't have one that fit? Remember how I felt so small and cute in it? Yeah, I remember it too. That's why when I went to try it on yesterday and it didn't fit, I was PISSED. NOTHING really fits right now and I'm in total denial that my weight is again becoming an issue. ...But I have an event tonight in Hamilton with practically nothing to wear. So I want to know what small steps you take to get yourself back on track. I used to be so good at this. What happened? (no kicks needed. I just want to know what you do. Thanks.)

20 comments:

Sarah said...

The first step back for me is always tracking!! I have to write down everything that goes in my mouth. Sometimes I don't track POINTS or calories or anything, just writing down the food itself is the first step :)


I think you look fabulous, BTW!

Crazylady said...

Trying to get back on track myself these days. I think planning and small steps are key. I tend to try to do everything at once and then wonder why I get fed up with it all.

Good luck with it though!

Sarah said...

Working on getting back on track as well. My first step is to get back into a normal gym routine and eat a healthy breakfast every morning. The gym is the biggie. Usually when my weight creeps up it means I am not going to gym like I should be.

Let me tell you I am SORE today. I have started weight training again and my muscles are in pain from not having done it since May or so.

JODI : Gaithersburg, MD said...

i've been off schedule for so long, i too am suffering but i'm trying to stay positive at the same time (weird i know)... i know for me - it's going back to daily workouts (m-f) and keeping track of what i'm eating...

maybe go back to when you started WW - what were some of the first steps you took... :)

Shirls said...

I'm searching for what to do myself, if you find an answer let me know

Angie All The Way said...

Trying lots of new recipes and going shopping for the ingredients(note all the food pics and recipe posts I've had lately) ;-)

Sarah said...

My first steps are to go out grocery shopping and stock up on ridiculous amounts of veggies and easy to prepare food.

Then I start tracking. I write down everything I eat, and every bit I exercise and do the calories in minus calories out math. I used to do this with calories, now I use weight watchers.

I usually also make a small mini goal to stay on track for one week.

Vickie said...

Basics:
sleep
drink water
track food
move body

hugs - we've all been there.

Vickie said...

PS - your upper arm picture is still my inspiration every day. . .

Sara said...

Tracking. Tracking. Tracking. Maybe find a good meeting to attend? Sometimes having someone else weigh you in is all the accountability and motivation you need!

And going to the good ole Hammer tonight huh? Where are you headed?

marie said...

I ♥ each and every one of you.

@Sara We're at the convention centre for a medal ceremony.

Lucas said...

Mouse,
I just got going with WW again after a long absence! For me, tracking everything helps, the rigid structure of it all. Blogging keeps me accountable and planning workout dates with friends helps. Plus just being honest about what is happening to my body helps too. I got up to 215 by NOT owning a scale and NEVER checking my weight. Now I might take a day or two off from the scale if I'm feeling emotional but while my eyes and heart might trick me, the scale never lies! Best of luck as you get back at it.

Jen said...

I agree...unfortunately going back to basics...and it isn't so easy when you know "tricks" and hints and you are good at fooling yourself (speaking from experience here)...Sometimes having a "moment" (maybe with the suit) helps to put things back in perspective!!!

And I guarantee you, my fashionably clad feet will not be kicking your fantastic ass....because then I would be a hypocrite!!

eurydice said...

I am in the same boat. My one business skirt doesn't fit... argh!

So this week I am concentrating on exercise - usually "intense" cardio in the morning, and then something light (a long walk) in the evening.

Espressomama said...

Track, track, track. I also find I need to get out my WW info and re-read everything so it feels fresh.

Then water, water, water.

That is the story of this week. Feels really good, actually.

Amy said...

I think we're similar in the fact that despite putting on a few pounds, our activity level remains pretty high.

I'm down about 6lns in the last little while, and my success can be attributed to:
-bringing my lunch to work everyday
-eating dinner later in the evening to avoid another snack
-changing up my workouts...more stregnth... intervals etc.

And then there's that tracking business too. ;)

rusty61 said...

The secret for me when I'm most successful is planning all my meals a week at a time. I start work early so don't eat at home before I leave, but I bring my breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks to the office and refuse to buy anything other than coffee or tea.

So I've eaten healthy at work, then I come home and know what I'm making for supper, so that takes the odds of snacking out of the equation. The less I have to think about it, the better I do. I do my thinking about it once a week, get the groceries, then I'm set.

I hope that helps -- you help me all the time!

Anonymous said...

Take a look at Katheats.com tonight. There is a post about this same topic tonight with 95 comments left which I still need to read through but looked quickly and seem to be a lot of good tips
Hope it helps. I am struggling with same issue right now
Nancy

Xenia said...

My wonderful sister has agreed to help keep me accountable. I am now sending her my food journal entry each day and it's now super detailed with exactly when I eat, what I eat, the amount and my mood at the time. I've never really gone that in depth before, but it seems to be working.

Bi0nicw0man said...

One day at a time. It's the only thing that works for me. I start the night before and prep everything possible so I have no excuses. After one day, I feel liberated and can usually do Day 2...then 3...then so on.

Love yourself!

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