Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time to Restart. (AGAIN!)

Sisterhood of the Shrinking JeansMan, I get so tired of this cycle. I feel like a broken record.

Twice in the last 6 months I've been down to 154.6 and twice I've bounced back up, once just a few pounds; this time 7.8. You do the math.

And before you say, "Maybe this is just where your body needs to be," let me just say, I KNOW IT ISN'T!! I KNOW I've slacked off and taken up ROUTINE evening snacking again. I KNOW I've allowed seconds (and sometimes even thirds) when I shouldn't have. I KNOW I've over-eaten at times when I wasn't even hungry to begin with. I completely deserve this latest weight gain.

But, I guess the only true failure is the one who doesn't even try, so here I am, trying again. I do have a specific goal for this challenge, but it seems like if I say it out loud, I'm bound to sabotage myself, so I'm going to try keeping it a secret this time!

I've decided to go back to the ol' Becoming a Woman of Moderation eating plan (posted in my sidebar) that lost me all that weight last spring. Since I seem to have self-discipline issues, I obviously need a specific eating plan. I'd love to be able to say I can control myself ~ that I only eat when I'm hungry and only eat as much as I need to remove the hunger pangs ~ but I just haven't developed that ability yet. So I'm going with this plan. Fortunately, though it includes regular fasting days, it doesn't actually force me to give up any of the foods I enjoy (even the junk food!). It worked for me once; I believe it will work again.

Here's to a skinnier summer than ever before!

Eat watermelon


Not Jenny said...

I am right there with you, Tammi. I need to smarten up. I am eating all of the calories I am running off and it is not ok anymore.

~Mendie~ said...

I fell into another galazy the last month too Tammi...so I'm right there with you on getting back on track this summer!

Keep your head up...you know what your body is capable of! Good luck! Glad to see you back!

Brooke said...

welcome back! :)

penguinsandladybugs said...

I had folks telling me when I was only 15 pounds overweight "maybe that is where your body is supposed to be" and I know I didn't want to hear about that then....I know that frustration! Nobody says that to me now....hmmm....maybe because I need to lose more like 50 pounds now!

Krissy said...

I feel that way sometimes. That maybe this is the weight I'm just supposed to be, but then I realize that if I don't work to make it happen, I won't lose weight. In the past two weeks I really did gain weight too and I got so mad at myself. I hope you do well with your challenge! I'm doing it too.

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Tiffany said...

Good for you for listening to yourself and for knowing that you need to "tweak" some things... It can really be hard at times, but you are always going to be the best expert on all things "you"... Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Amen on true failure. And it shows a lot that you know what works for you and what doesn't. I can't wait to see how well you do on this challenge!

Adrienne said...

I keep restarting too. I want to be ready by winter. I love winter clothes. I want to be my smallest since you have to wear more clothes. Last winter was not my sexiest.

The frustrating thing is I know how to lose weight but I'm having problems getting off my butt.

Good luck

Andrea said...

I think not weighing in regularly also probably contributed to the weight gain; at least I know that would've happened to me if I had stopped reporting every week.

It's true what you say about failures though -- you're only a failure if you don't TRY.

Good luck!

TammyIsBlessed said...

Yup, you're only a failure if you don't try and try again! If you don't try you never will.

Of course, there's another saying - I'm not a Star Wars fan by any stretch, but Yoda wisely says "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."

So, DO! I know you can.