Honestly, I’ve been mostly off track for the past six weeks or so. I’ve been over on my points for several of those weeks and haven’t had a calorie deficit a lot of the time. I’ve had a couple of good weeks, but more bad weeks than good weeks.
It is still hard to exactly gauge my true weight due to post-surgery swelling. I am almost 3 months post tummy tuck/breast lift so that is starting to lessen, but is still present. I still see my waist line changing by 2 to 3 inches during the course of the day. Still, I think that I am truly up about 2 or 3 pounds from my September weigh in. I will be weighing in Saturday and currently am up almost 4 pounds from the September weigh in, but I don’t think all of that is true weight gain since my weight is still fluctuating a lot.
So, this seems like a good time to talk about going off track and how to get back on. I do think I have caught this early and feel I am getting back on track. So far, this has been a good week.
So, what caused me to go off track? I think there are several factors:
Change of Routine – This is the biggest factor. I do well when I have a routine and have good habits. When we moved to our current home, I gained about 12 pounds in the first couple of months after moving. At that point I had lost almost 50 pounds, so the regain was a real shock. And, that gain put me in a downward spiral that ended up as a 35 pound weight gain. The first step on going off track at that time was that I wasn’t following my usual routine. We were looking at houses a couple of hours away from where we were living so we ended up eating out a lot more. That put pressure on my caloric intake and so I got into a calorie surplus and it all spiraled down. [Read more…]