Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hello Everyone,
It has been a while; in fact about one month has gone by since I last posted. Now that winter is gone, I am dreaming of days like the one in the picture. This was taken when my family and I cruised to Bermuda. I was heavier then, and that is why I am not in the picture.

With summer comes lighter clothes. No more sweaters, long sleeves or jackets to hide the bulges. I have to say one of my favorite articles of summer clothing is Capris. I love that they still hide a lot, yet they are still summery. And just as important, they are in style. No shorts or skorts necessary.

So why all this talk of hiding the bulges? Well, not one more pound has left me since my last post. Not one! Some days, a pound or two is added. Yikes! Fortunately, thet do go away again. I have really stuck to my plan. Even though this plan allows a cheat day, I usually limit it to a cheat meal. I guess I have reached a plateau. I am not sure what the longest record for a plateau is, but it seems that I have been here much longer than a month. It is discouraging, and I must admit I have really slacked off on exercising as a result of this. I know it is the very thing I should probably increase. I have been out walking, but I am kidding myself when I rationalize that it will serve as my exercise for the day. It is not enough to count as a day's exercise. I have decided to hang in there though. With just one adjustment. I have decided to eat fewer carbs than this plan allows. And of course to get back to exercising. Tomorrow. Really. Tomorrow I am going to exercise. Now that I have written it here, I must do it.

 I refuse to think of this as a failure or setback. I truly believe I have made some strides. In the past, discouragement led to a sugar fest. Not now. So that counts for something. I am still drinking more water than before and I am really enjoying some of the healthy meals I have been making. So there has been some change for the better.

That's all for now. As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome. Hope to hear from you.


lisa said...

Many thanks for your post, very inspiring.

That picture is amazing.

Carolee Crafts said...

Marie you are an inspiration to me and must get myself in the zone to join you in your weight loss. Well done for what you have achieved so far.

the sassy beach said...

I can sure relate to your post it seems the older I get the harder the pounds come off and the easier they come on!
I have tried many different things although to be honest I find for me it is beast to drink tons of water when I slack off on my water intake the pounds creep back on!
I do not diet persay anymore I watch what I eat and eat what I fix my DH for dinner. He has such a sweet tooth I sear id I ate like him I would be 800lbs!
He works in a foundry so he basically does 8 hours if exercise everyday.
I speed walk on my hour lunch and again drink a ton of water!
I do not eat breads very often, and when I do the pounds creep on too
I hope you have a great week and can get past your plateau!
hugs sassy gail of

Patricia said...

I hear ya Marie. It sure doesn't get any easier. I had lost so much weight with the carb control, but then stress got ratcheted way up there for the last 4 months and everything I lost is back. Like your attitude. I'm with you, I'll try again. It's easier with you cheering us on week by week, and we'll cheer right back.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Susie said...

Hi Marie! I can relate to the 'sugar fests'. I went on one before Easter. Not after. Before. I wanted to be sure I had my fill of Easter candy before it ran out. Now I am fighting the sugar monkey on my back. Your post helps me in my daiy quest for health. Thanks Marie!

gail said...

Hi Marie,,, maintaining is not bad. Hang in there, I know how hard you have been working at it, and you have been doing great. Eating better choices and more water is a very good thing! I need to do much better about the eating choices I make!
See less of ya next month. (()) gail

Kath' said...

You inspire me to keep going with my own weight issues. You are doing so well please give yourself a hugh pat on the back. Have a good week. You will be in my prayers for your diet. Kath'