Highest weight 187.4
Current weight 117.8
Pounds lost 70-ish
Goal range 113-118
Time at goal weight +/- 5 pounds: 3 years, 2 months
Time yo-yo dieting 40 years
Menopause : 2 years
Food template : Paleo-ish, modified AIP
Another month in weight maintenance. I celebrate everyday. Really. 40 years of trying and not accepting or learning what I needed to do. Every meal, day, month , year is a total victory.
Stress was higher this month. But I kept repeating what is working.
Every day I choose this.
Meals and to screw it up and start binge eating per day = 3
Between meal slippery slope opportunities per day = 3
That's 6 opportunities per day to eat like I used to eat and think like I used to think.
Per week 42
Per year 2,184
For the last 3 years 6,552
Not to say I haven't started to binge eat or thought about it. In the first, second, and occasionally the thrid year of weight maintenance. In the first year: I ate a lot of Lara Bars, nuts, and other things that were problematic before I dealt with my food and my thoughts. Second and third years were easier. Every day is an opportunity to stick with my food template or return to stinking thinking.
There's a lot of day-to-day, meal-to-meal decisions.
I'm just glad for clear thinking, a great food template, and a lot of wisdom and good sleep.
Onward. Weight Graphs. You know the drill.
What works now:
1. Paleo-ish food template.
2. Daily weighing
3. Stopping stinking thinking in its tracks. 6 Times a day.
What didn't work for me in the past
1. Counting WW points- Skinny Cow ice-cream, loads of Easter Candy
2. Scale avoidance. Because. Loads of Easter Candy. And Skinny Cow Ice Cream is on sale a lot.
3. Telling myself eating all the sugar and grains would make me well and that I could drop a few pounds, "no problem". I can any time I want to by counting points.
I'm less likely to manage what I don't measure or track. Owning it like a boss for another 6 opportunities. The magic fairy isn't going to descend and do the work. That's my job.