Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Telling Tuesday - Once Again

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I have to tell on myself - I have not done as good this week as I had hoped. I jumped back on last week with grand hopes of losing the couple of extra pounds that had sneaked back on. Somewhere along the way, I lost focus. And not only did I not lose those pounds, but another 1.5 jumped on as well. So here I am 3.5 pounds above the top of my maintenance range. So how did I let this happen? Very simple - I stopped counting points. While I have never been able to keep a written journal of what I eat, I have been vigilant since the beginning of the year in recording my points with my bracelet. Somewhere over the course of the last 2 months or so, I stopped wearing it. I don't remember even making a conscious decision to stop, it just happened. So as of today, I am back to tracking. It is the only way for me to be accountable for every bite I eat, and it obviously has worked for me.

As for the challenge over at Tales from the Scales, they have moved their posting day from Tuesday to Wednesday, though I will continue to post here on Tuesdays and just link there on Wednesday. Be sure to check them out for lots of inspiration, information, and even some free giveaways.


Jan B said...

See, it's all a learning process and you have learned that you have to keep counting, for me it's journaling. We just have to keep doing it or we tend to forget how much we have had. Each time that you learn from a gain, it's a positive gain.

Crooked Eyebrow said...

Wow does janb have great advice! Hang in there!

CPT Mom said...

Keep working at it. I, too, have a hard time tracking.

As long as we learn something each week, I think that is a positive. Take this knowledge and make some positive changes. It sounds like you are.

Lisa Kay said...

Great post - thanks for sharing!

I would love to hear about how to make your points bracelet...sounds like a great idea!

Have a great week-
Lisa Kay

Southern Girl said...

It's hard to see a gain, but you're ahead of the game in that you know what you're doing wrong and are determined to fix it. I've been at that same place, not keeping strict track of my points. It'll get you, I know.

I have a feeling you'll see some of that weight off next time! You can do it!

Mama Bear June said...

I started seeing better results when I started journaling, too. I find myself resisting stuff because I don't want to write it down! :-D Sounds like you are getting back on track!
Path to Health

Thea said...

I've considered getting the bracelet since I have been so lax with my journaling. Does it really work for you?

I'm above my range, too, for the challenge! Just a few pounds...we can do it!!

Kellie said...

I'm right there with you! When I don't write it down, I just don't do as well!

Looks like you know what to do, so don't sweat it...I'm sure next week will be better!

Kim said...

I can't tell you all enough how encouraging your comments have been.

As for the bracelet - many of you have commented on it. It really does work for me. I will do another post about it with some instructions and pictures.

Caroline said...

The bracelet idea is brilliant! Can't tell you how self conscious I feel getting my tracker out at work...so this might just make life a lot easier!
As previous folks have said the fact that you know why you gained is a postive thing...good on ya!