3 pounds after 1 month
November 8, 2017 11:23pm CST
i suddenly remembered that i haven't been weighing myself for quite sometime so i stepped on the digital scale. 148.6 - eek! i went to the calendar to write it and received another shock. my last recorded weight was way back october 1st - 145.4! i weigh myself every sunday morning and set the reminder on my phone. somehow, i forgot to input it for the whole month of october and never even noticed it! my fantasy weight is 135, but i can't even go down to 140. hahaha! i know what i need to do diet-wise - eat less rice, eat less sweets. but i also know i really need to start moving. even if it's just walking.
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I step on my scale every Sunday morning, I measure my waist and hips and I write down on my agenda weight and measurements. As soon as I see that I am 1 pound up, I stop eating pasta and bread and I only drink water until I go back to my weight.
• Paso Robles, California
Sounds like we're on the same path. I was almost down into the 145 territory and then started climbing back up again about a month ago. I'm now fluctuating between 148 and 150.5 again. I really must ditch the chocolate. I do much better when Costco runs out of my favorite chocolate bark. I actually resisted buying the Dark chocolate covered almonds with coconut when they had them in last time because they were mostly sugar and I had no self-control. I devoured a large bag in less than a week. Shame on me. Now it's dark chocolate bark with pumpkin seeds. Yum!
• Fairfield, Texas
I had gone from 130 to 150 in 2 months when I had a THING for Reese's Peanut Butter Cups @hereandthere . I almost fell over when I stepped on the scale. Stopped the PB's and went back down to 130 in 2 months. Of course now at 106, I should start up the PB's again.
• United States
And for this reason, I rarely check my numbers on the scale . . . I don't want to know ! Believe me, I know I need to cut down on the rice, sweets, and bread . . . but I give in to temptation . I do drink a lot of teas . . . and then I try to eat more vegetables (like dandelion greens that's supposed to do a lot of good including less the cravings for sweets - but it is bitter). I was good about getting in a walk at the college earlier in the year . . . but after the kids started school in August I've been doing volunteer work in the class - and haven't had the time (or at least that's my excuse ). I blame the next couple months on all the yummy holiday foods that are coming around!
• Mangalore, India
I weigh myself at least twice a week and have been the same weight 62 kgs since a long time ...I do put on weight during festivities when we have sweets and other rich foods but once I get back to my routine I lose the extra weight since I am forced to walk at least 8 kms a day ..
• Mangalore, India
@hereandthere I feel the more number of times you weigh yourself the more conscious you become about your weight management. I have to walk a km each way before taking the bus which means I have to walk a little more than 4 kms every day and within the school I am constantly walking ,same at home , adds up to around 14000+ steps ..a kilometers is roughly about 1350 steps ..I am actually walking around 10 kms a day. I have installed a step /calorie counter app on my mobile and clip my mobile either on my waist band or carry it in a sling bag all the time so that I get an actual count.
actually, i was thin most of my life. i wasn't a huge eater, either. i started gaining weight when i was much older and my metabolism started slowing down. maybe it's better not to force your weight gain if you're still young and your body is still developing.
It is not easy to lose weight. I always found it hard to keep it off. I learned after going to something else that was not a diet club here in Israel that there is a way to keep weight off, but, I am not ready. Give up sweets or eat them at a minimum and walk like you are doing.
@sishy7 here's the link to the site i used
Yes, less sweets and less rice and more exercise. Actually, I was formerly at 132 pounds. When I remembered to weigh last week, I was down to 124 pounds, when I wasn't dieting. I wasn't even doing my 15 minute exercise in the morning, because it's cold now and I am always sleepy. Maybe because I cut on sweets because of my fungal infection on my four toenails. Also, my coffee as I have researched its herbal ingredients ; tongkat-ali, ginseng, ganoderma and maca have one thing in common, they help lose weight.
@hereandthere Maybe that is true. Manila is polluted so that could be a reason for the too much heat despite the cold front already here. Yes, I am. It helped my hot flushes lessen. It also makes me sleep so fitfully at night. As to appetite, it's still the same, although I lost 6 pounds. I don;t like that, just the tummy fat I like to be eradicated. he he he The affected bit toenail has a bit thin now. The two smallest toenails' cuticles whenever I remove them are already thin.