This week, I followed my plan fairly well. I ate mainly whole foods; in fact, the one part of my plan that I *didn't* follow was to only eat a Medifast meal as snacks if I got hungry between meals. I started subbing a half ounce of nuts, a piece of fruit, some veggies and hummus, a yogurt smoothie, or a hard boiled egg. I didn't count calories except for 2 days where I logged and got around 1700-1800 per day. I think that is about what I was eating, except for the one night that I ate a large bowl of ice cream. That day was over 2000.
I walked, and I biked, and I did my PT. And I got on the scale today and it said I had gained 2 pounds since last Sunday. 217. I'd be unhappy except that earlier this week it was 218. And do you know when the last time was that I saw the scale go down AT ALL? It was more than a month ago. In the past month, every time I got on the scale it was either the same or UP. I have gained 2, 3, even 5 pounds each week since switching back to a whole foods approach. The fact that the scale actually, finally turned around and ticked DOWN is such a relief. Maybe things will turn around now. I do feel my sanity about food returning. For awhile there it was a struggle to NOT want to eat everything in sight.
Plan for this week: keep eating whole foods, watch the portions, keep exercising and doing PT, and limit eating after dinner to 100 calories. Period.
Monday Babble and Dhammapada
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