Getting my geek on : First, check out the graphs! I am a scientist. Its part of me. And, it's one of the most helpful tools I can use. I embrace that 100%.
From the one month view ,things look pretty steady. From the 3 month graph, trend upwards for sure. Only a pound or so- about one pound average over goal.
I did start to track my food again this week after 8 weeks without tracking. I'm still eating from a Paleo template, watching my carb intake, and making an effort to get my walking in and some strength training, too.
Foods most likely to creep- fruits & nuts
I'm going to add some Tabata style sprinting several times a week. I do suspect a perfect storm of work stress, more desk work, the colder weather (note: So. Cal cold is only 50 F. I did my time in the mid-west, I remember what real cold is like. But I've adapted to warmer "cold" ) and portion creep has me a little higher weight wise.
I really think that portion creep will keep me tracking my food more often than not as I go through the years of maintenance. No matter what my eating template is, portion creep is part of my slippery slope thinking. I've got to address this, early on, and quickly.
I loved Robb Wolf's post about "low carb bypassing normal satiety mechanisms and combinations of highly palatable but low-carb foods" . The words " it's still a ticket to Fat Camp" rang true for me. Check that post out if you have some down time.
Clothes still fit. I feel great most days. Good energy. I could use a little bit more sleep. I'm very interested to see how the sprinting, better sleep and some de-stressing will effect things.
Okay, tomorrow, a post about Medusa. And my ticket off the crazy train.
I urge you to address slippery slope thinking right here and now. Don't wait.
Now off to freak out the neighbors out with some Tabata sprinting in the side yard. :)