Time for a weigh in; it's been awhile.
On May 1, I weighed 208. I ate off plan on May 4-5 and had a hard time getting my carbs back down. On May 7, I weighed 215. I always bump back up very fast when I go from low carb to high carb, thus the 7 pounds in 4 days. On May 11 I started the new plan with more produce, and today I weigh 211 pounds. Annoying... it always takes so much longer to take the pounds off than to put them on!
But I am sticking with it. I like this way of eating. It does give me more energy and does not feel as restrictive. This morning I had Medifast pancakes, but I put fresh blueberries in them and on top of them and they were just delicious! It was very filling, too. That one serving of fruit per day just makes me happy.
This morning as I was grumbling at the scale, a little voice in my head reminded me of how *thrilled* I would have been if you'd told me five or ten years ago that I'd be able to maintain at 210-215 pounds. That sounded *so skinny* back then! At 278, anything under 250 sounded like a dream... an impossible dream I only wished I could get to. Now, after having lived at 175 pounds two years ago, this weight seems impossibly fat. It's all about perspective, and while I am not interested in giving up and staying this weight, I also need to remember how much better this is than how it used to be.
I'm striving for improvements, and being 70 pounds lighter is a vast improvement. Now to get back down to a more comfortable, healthy weight.
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