Well, it’s been a long time. Lots have changed, diet wise, since we last ‘spoke.’ I lost my focus, gained weight, regained focus, and have lost some of the gained weight.
I started to lose focus last year, when we went on our month long vacation. I had decided to eat ‘normally’ – not restricting carbs/sugars/wheats/food types etc. on vacation, and just ate normal portions of regular food, sometimes eating treats but not especially eating out of control.
I didn’t gain any weight on the vacation, but when I got back it was impossible to go back. I had no desire to resist any foods, and in consequence, the weight started to come back on. I ignored this, because I just wasn’t in a mental place where I wanted to care.
Fast forward like a whole year – what?!? how does this happen? I don’t know, really. I gained 20 pounds from my lowest weight, surpassing several of my ‘never again’ weights and lodging myself back in the ‘overweight’ category.
A little over a month ago, my husband woke up and was finally ready for help losing weight. He asked me to help him, and my very first reaction to his request was to put him on a restricted calorie diet. That day I set him up on myfitnesspal. We have been tracking our calories together, and steadily losing weight.
I have really had to acknowledge that I have the best success with calorie restriction via counting calories. I know that *not* counting calories works for a LOT of people, but really it’s the only way I am in control of myself the best way.
Today I weighed in down 12 pounds since the refocus, and am finally back to the weight I was right after the vacation, and back in the healthy range for my height.
I have another 12 pounds to go to get back to my lowest weight ever, but I am just focusing on one day at a time, one weigh in at a time. We can do this!