Monday, September 23, 2013

Frustratingly, Slow Journey

It's been a frustrating year. I haven't lost much weight since the beginning of the year. In fact, I gained a lot and now, in September, I'm almost back to my lowest weight. However, I have been losing since I started the Binge Eating Group. It's just slow, slow, slow. I've averaged about a pound a week. This is eating about 2200 calories a day. I have to be careful to not restrict my calories too much. It's a hard thing to balance. Reduce enough to lose weight but not so much as to kick off a binge.

I think the only thing that will improve my weight loss is to get going on the exercise. I've been sedentary for about ten years. Nothing seems to motivate me to exercise. I think I've finally found a little trick though. If I don't exercise during the day, I don't allow myself my after dinner treat. It's never anything really big. I try to keep it to 100 calories or under - one cookie, a Weight Watchers ice cream, a snack-sized candy bar, etc. It seems to be working. I did ten minutes of chair dancing three times last week.

Still only lost one pound though. Ugh. Guess I shouldn't complain though after the seven pound loss the previous week.