I have to say bloggies, no matter how much weight was lost in the past, I still continue to learn so much along this journey of weight loss. I had been a POINTS counter in the past and I had flip flopped many times trying to count calories instead but for some reason it never stuck. But this time bloggies, THIS time, it has stuck. And it’s working.
The lessons I have learned so far this time around is not about calories in v. calories out. That part is obvious. And it’s not about learning how to eat healthy because I was already there. But even though I somehow managed to keep up the pace to lose an entire person the first time around, I still always struggled with being “thrown off” course due to a single circumstance, meal or day. The proverbial “wrench” that inevitably gets thrown in the way. You know, life. Getting discouraged and feeling like my day or week was somehow “wrote off” due to some particular reason was a common occurrence.
I have learned how to accept less than perfect, to be more realistic about life as a mother trying to balance healthy eating & activity conducive to weight loss and to realize that any day where I’ve stayed under my maintenance calorie range is still progress. It doesn’t have to be 1200 net calories because in general, I have been in the 1500-1600 range and if that is more realistic for me, then I’m ok with a slower rate of loss because this is where it has gotten me so far: