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A kick in the pants

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

OK, I know better, but I'm letting this get to me.
I went out with one of my daughters last night - we had to go to Petco to get meds for her cat. My daughter (and her cat) moved out on her/their own last March and doesn't have a car - she can walk to work.
So we then went for a bite to eat - Chinese food. I ordered Eggplant and Shrimp, and shared it with her. I didn't overeat, drank water. I still wound up at the bottom of my range.
So I've gained a pound this morning - I know it's not real, but I'm letting it get to me.
When will I learn?

Tonight, I'm taking the youngest out for dinner and it will be something healthy. But I'm freaking out. My instinct is to want to cut way back on food intake, and I suspect I need to do the exact opposite and stay squarely in the middle of my range.

Why are these last few pounds so blasted hard to get rid of?

One way or the other, I need a swift kick in the pants, that's for sure.

OK, enough of this inarticulate rant. Carry on!
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    Salt. For sure an evil. The My fit foods people will tell you all about the foods we eat that can cause "inflammation" and added numbers on the scale. My husband and I noticed the scale jumped after every cheat meal, sometimes for as much as three days.

    I'm experimenting with something recommended to me called Wobenzyme, but I can't report on it yet.
    4167 days ago
    Yeah, some foods just seem to stick with me - drink extra water today and see if you can flush the extra sodium or MSG or whatever out of your system.

    And hey, it's better to be fighting those stubborn last few lbs than worrying about losing 40 or so more, right? (Little Miss Sunshine, LOL)
    4168 days ago
  • LIZ329
    The last pounds are the hardest. Stick to the plan and the pounds will come off. Have fun with your daughter!
    4169 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Chinese food is notorious for its high sodium content -- which is probably where the extra weight came from. So stop beating yourself up!

    I've found that I actually do better if I eat well before going out -- not hungry, of course -- than trying to go lighter so I can eat more, which tends to backfire on me.
    4169 days ago
    All you can do is keep trying and it will happen. emoticon
    4169 days ago
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