Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My new pal

So I'm kind of sick of staying at the same weight that I've been at for almost a year (but yay for maintaining!) but I was also afraid to add anything new to my routine and possibly backtrack on any and all of the progress I made with Dewy and Novarum. I didn't want to become obsessive again. I didn't want to start thinking about food and eating all.day.long. I didn't want all of the conversations in my head take over again... I didn't want to risk binging after 'diet eating' for a week. (side note: It has been 10+ months since I have binged!!!! That's the longest stretch in my adult life. EVER!)

Then I remembered one of my motivations that I wrote down before my final visit with Dewy, to keep as a reminder of why I am doing all of this and WHY I had success at Novarum. It simply said that "Nothing is set in stone... this is all just one big experiment and some things may work and some may not. I can always stop doing something that doesn't work for me."

That pretty much sealed the deal for me and I signed up for the website My Fitness Pal. My big fear was that it would become a contest with myself to see how few calories I could eat in a day or that I would be super "diet minded" which is polar opposite of what I ever want to become. I want to be healthful. So I am sticking with everything I learned at Novarum. I am eating every 2 to 3 hours. I am keeping my mini daily and weekly goals such as taking the stairs, drinking only one coke a day (and I've cut this down to every other day), exercising 3 times a week, eating fish three times a week, eating two servings of fruit a day, only weighing myself once a week... I am doing all of these things and I'm simply plugging that information into the website.

What it's done for me is made me measure my foods, which I haven't done in ages and really needed a reality check as to how much one teaspoon/tablespoonful was!

It's caused me to plan my meals a lot better and a lot more frequently, which is also something Novarum encouraged.

It's given me a new "something" to be excited over in the weight loss world and lord knows I needed that.

I've been logging for a short time, only 10 days now but for 9 of the 10 days I have been at or right under my calorie encouragement (I don't want to call it a "limit" because if it's time to eat, then regardless if MFP says I have calories left, time to eat trumps all) . And even better, since my goal isn't to be 100% perfect (because nobody is 100% perfect) and I am still holding myself to meeting 80% of my goals and being happy with it, being under calories 9 out of 10 days if more than fine with me!

And that's what I'm up to now days. If you're on My Fitness Pal, feel free to add me as a friend. I'm weighinginwithmy02.

My first weigh in was Monday and I did manage to drop one pound (.5 kilo) so horray for a downward slope! This week has started off to a great start and I am feeling really positive about what this website can help me to accomplish. So hang in there with me... I'll meet my 200 pound goal yet (only 74 more pounds to drop!)

I hope you're all having healthy, successful weeks!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I'm still here, I'm still losing weight (well trying) and I'm still feeling really great. I'm going to attempt to start posting my weekly weigh-ins and see how that goes, if I can really get back into blogging about my weight loss endevours. I'm making some more positive changes in my life and I want to share those with you when I have a bit of time.

I hope you're all having healthy successful weeks (and are still with me!)