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.


  1. Keep at it. It's hard when you hit a wall but it will come down if you keep pushing. One of the ways I make myself exercise is by doing cleaning that takes movement. Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping stuff like that. You are doing great and I look forward to reading your next blog post. -PAM

  2. Keep at it, girl. You're doing great.

  3. I know it feels frustrating but I just want to say you're awesome and you will see progress again. In fact just sticking to this stuff is progress!

  4. Keep going!! Slow and steady.

    You can do it.

  5. Hi
    I just started reading your blog and enjoy it quite a bit :)
    I am just wondering if you can go down to 1700 or so cals and still lose weight. I know the more veggies you add in the better your appetite balances. Just wondering.


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