Reflection from yesterday's blog and the responses
Wednesday, April 07, 2021
Well, Cheri, Diane, Jeannie and Katie, you put a lot "on my plate" to think about. Your questions and reflections are excellent. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Jeannie, at my highest I was 220 and that was probably six years ago. After a bit of a roller coaster, I finally have been going slowly down for the last two years and I am now at 154 - 156. (The doctor's scale has it another 5 pounds higher but I am going by mine). I put down my goal weight between 145 and 135 -- leaning more to 145. You are helping me rethink this.
Diane, I love Premium but am not on it right now. I will be looking up the Calorie Differential so that I can see what I am doing. You have me curious.
Cheri, tonight instead of peanut butter I had greek yogurt and grapes. When I look at my meals, I seem to be pretty balanced with protein, fat and carbs.
Katie, I am noticing the pattern of lag time. It seems that I stall for sometimes a month or more, and then I get super hungry for about three days and then the weight drops.
As I type all this out, it seems like all my life has been focused on weight. It almost seems like a habit of being food oriented. This time is different in the sense that I am really focused on my health. The weight started going on when I had really hurt my back and needed surgery. Then I had a job that required travel, business dinners and luncheon meetings. I ate a lot more because of the stress and seemed to spend more time sitting at my computer or driving.
Now I am outside doing a lot of heavy-duty yard work. The rewards of losing weight has been awesome. Working with Spark People has made such a big difference and getting involved with the 5% Weight Loss Challenge has been delightful. It is a very caring community. Physically, over the last two years: No more heart l burn, no more getting winded, I can now bend over and get up off the ground and not feel pain in my knees. I am feeling good about myself. If this is my ideal weight, I will be satisfied. I never thought that I would feel this way again.