In my last post, Sometimes Success Doesn’t Equal Weight Loss When Dieting, I was telling you about how I had lost inches but not really any pounds. In 4 weeks, I lost 1.2 pounds, but I had lost several inches. Now after two weeks, I am 132.2 pounds giving me a weight loss of 4.6 pounds. That is twice the weight loss in half the time; however, I have not lost any inches. I am telling you this to further express that dieting success comes in many ways. Yesterday when I went shopping I bought a size 5! I could have bought the size 3, but it was just a tad too tight for my curvaceous booty. If the jeans would have been a different cut allowing for my hips, I would have bought the size 3. The size 5 jeans above don’t look too bad though do they?
Last year, I was a size 12 (maybe a 14 but too proud to buy the right size pants). I was 173 pounds, and I was miserable. The pictures above are from a year ago. I remember the time. It was at BlogHer. I did not realize I had let my weight get so out of control. You know how once you step on a scale and it starts to move up, you step on the scale less frequently. You start to wear the pants that fit you more comfortably and pretty soon none of your pants do. After I came home and saw all of my pictures in my Instagram feed I was shocked out how big I had gotten. I knew it was time to get back on track! Now that I am doing so good, I needed to think of a few tricks to help keep me at the weight I feel best at.
Here are a few ideas I came up with.
- Identify when you want to snack. For me this is late at night when the kids are in bed and I finally find the time to relax. To keep me from giving in to these snacking urges, I put the picture above on my refrigerator door.
- Keep busy. I find when I am busy, I do not even think about snacking or eating. Lately, I have been putting my energy into creating crafts every day for the kid and me to do.
- Journal what you eat. Writing everything you eat down on paper helps to keep you conscious of what goes into your mouth. It also helps to identify what you reach for and when.
- Throw or give away your “fat” clothes. If you do not have the clothes to grow back into, you are more likely to keep your weight down.
Just in case you missed them, here are my previous posts on my recent Nutrisystem Journey (the most recent first):
- How Nutrisystem Works #NSNation
- Dispelling A Nutrisystem Myth #NSNation
- Curbing The Weird Cravings When You Diet #NSNation
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