The holidays = trouble for me. If it is in the house I eat it. I have no control. I?m up about 5-7 pounds from my lowest. I haven?t been paying attention to my protein or portion sizes. I?ve been cheating with my not drinking 30 min before/after I eat. This is my confession. With that being said my husband and myself went through the cupboards, fridge, freezer and anywhere else and got rid of all food that isn?t considered on program. (He had gastric bypass the same day I did). It is time for a restart.
It's hard and it's life. The important thing is you have cleaned out and have your head back in the game. I indulged over the holiday too. I am slowly getting back to where I was and I found that increasing my water has really helped. Good luck!
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HW 260 SW 248 CW 162 GW 145
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I think it is important to get back to normal routine. The holidays are the holidays, enjoy them but then get back to normal.
Getting stuff out of the house is a good move. I don't buy ice cream or frozen treats because if I do I've made a decision I am eating them everyday or twice a day until it is gone. I call it public food. I will have it when I am out.
Where in NY are you from? I am on Long Island.
"Public food" - love that idea!
I'm always embarrassed to admit it, but I do this without fail. Pack of cookies in the house? 2 a day for 5 days. Ice cream? Bowl a day until gone. There are some people who can buy this stuff and eat in moderation. I will never be one of those people.
Op, it looks like you're getting off to a good start! Cleaning everything out is great and 5-7 pounds is a lot easier to loose than 20, so I think you'll be just fine :) happy 2019. I feel like it's going to be a good year.
OP, good for you for tackling the cupboards, fridge, etc. Holidays are over---most of us probably need a fresh start.
I can't have cookies, candies, or CRACKERS, CHIPS near me. I can't eat just one (unless it's "one bag"). I tell my daughter to take that stuff upstairs (where I don't go)!