the crash after the high

One thing I am becoming very aware of is the up and down flow of my feelings. After a really lovely weekend and the success on the scales I kind of crashed and burnt on Monday. I am not even sure what caused this. I do have a lot going on at work right now and I am still learning how to time manage my projects so that was stressing me a little bit. But it wasn’t just that. The weather was nice so I had cycled into work and let me tell you, I love being in my little office. It’s such a cozy and calming place to me, not just the office itself but the quaint village that’s right on my doorstep and that I look out at from my desk. So if anything, being in my office makes me feel good. Alas, soon after arriving here yesterday the dark feelings slowly put their veil onto the day. [...]

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sunday scales - things are finally moving

I was really nervous about this week's weigh-in. I had made some changes to my weight loss effort and I was worried that even that wasn't helping and that I was stuck where I am forever. What a relief to see a lower number, phew! And then I looked over the last five weeks which is when I, kinda, picked up my weight loss journey again. Overall I have lost 5 lbs, that's 1 lb per week which is actually the goal I've set up in MFP. So with all the ups and downs and doubts and worries and splurges I am actually on track. Wow. [...]

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guess who started tracking her food?

The scales had not moved one bit on Sunday. I was disappointed. For two weeks I had been planning my meals and eating very healthily and last week I even cycled to work three times. Nonetheless, no weight loss, not an ounce. No gain, either, so I've basically been maintaining. Which in itself is not a bad thing, at least I am not gaining. We also got quite busy on Sunday with our preparations for my stepson's arrival in a few weeks. [...]

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my windows of vulnerability

What you don't see in my pretty food pictures are the snacks I eat late at night: chocolate fudge bars, peanut butter Ritz crackers, popcorn and the occasional Dairy Queen blizzard. This last week hasn't been too bad on the snack front but that doesn't mean the cravings weren't there. As soon as I get home in the evenings the Diet Monster takes over and let me tell you, she has a mind of her own and it's hard to say no to her. [...]

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