Throwing Down the Gauntlet

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So my crazy busy work schedule is hopefully behind me for awhile, so I’m back, and not a moment to soon.  I actually missed my monthly weigh-in for June, something I swore would never happen.

That’s not real life though.  Real life is messy and unpredictable.  Real life seldom presents you with the best possible circumstances to maintain your health, and you have to learn to roll with it.

One month will not make or break me.  I’m going to admit to you all, I was nervous as hell when I stepped on that scale.  Sure there are habits that are ingrained now, but the habit, the most important one, had disappeared since the advent of the Freestyle program.

Tracking.

For over a year and a half I religiously tracked my food.  Even if I had to guess I still guessed and put it in my Weight Watcher app.  I started out with the best intentions.  So many of the now free foods were my daily staples.  Tracking all those zeros seemed like a big waste of time, so I started to relax with it until tracking was non-existent.

How could I go from being so disciplined to a free for all in such a short amount of time is truly terrifying.  I was pleasantly surprised when I hit my goal number on the nose when I stepped on that scale a couple of weeks ago.  Obviously some of those habits still do a body good.

The problem is at one time I was five pounds under that number.  It may not seem like much, but I know that it starts as a little snowball and grows bigger as it rolls down the hill.  Maybe it’s silly, but I felt better, stronger with those five pounds gone.

I know I’ve got to get my act together.  If you read my “It’s Not Working” post you know I truly believe it takes two weeks to really know if something is working for you.  I plan to give this whole Freestyle business a shot, a real shot, by doing the program for two weeks.

So I’m reaching out to any of you that also might need that shot in the arm, that kick in the pants to get going or to maintain.  Starting tomorrow I’m going to post what I’ve eaten that day and probably some of the ramblings I tend to do.  You can then post your own thoughts for the day in the comments.

Do you have to do Weight Watchers?  Hell no.  I know I have a lot of readers who do other diet plans, and I fully support people finding what works for them.  Post how many Smartpoints you ate, what your macros were, or your carb count.  Whatever it is that would help you stay on track, post it in the comments each day!  Even if you just want to say I tried.

Comment below if you want to join me, and I hope you do.  We all know this isn’t a race it’s a destination, and I don’t want to leave goal town anytime soon.  Let me help you get or stay there too!

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9 thoughts on “Throwing Down the Gauntlet

  1. I’m in!!! I really, really need a kick in the pants :-/ I don’t do WW anymore, I’m using Myfitnesspal to track everything I eat…the problem? I eat too many snacks and my portions are all off. I met my goal weight many years ago…but with time I let it come back, waahhhhh! I’ve been saying I’m going to lose these 20 pounds for far too long…NOW is the time 🙂 Thanks for doing this 🙂

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  2. After losing 47.8 pounds, I began to see tracking the freestyle foods a waste of time. I’ve told myself that the last twenty pounds will come off a bit slower anyway so I might as well enjoy a more relaxed regimen. The consequences have been sad for me. While I haven’t gained anything, I have lost the opportunity to lose those last twenty pounds. It has been 3 months since I last saw any decline in the numbers on the scale.
    Your post has, among other things, shown me that all is not lost and that I am not alone. Thank you! I join your challenge and look forward to our urging each other along.

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