Hi Journal & Friends,
Just to let you know... if you breathe deeply and hold your breath, ya don't weigh less.
Today was my Monthly weigh-in. The verdict? 336, which means I lost a grand total of TWO pounds for the whole month of May. Need I say more??!!
I think my big experiment was a bust. The only thing I did differently--which I struggled with--was to switch these last two weeks from 1500 calories per day, to the variable count. At the end of the week they added up to approximately the same calories. BUT, I really struggled with the variable approach.
I discovered I am one who LIKES predictability. I like routine. I did NOT like continually getting mixed up and forgetting which day I was on, the up calorie day or the down calorie day. It was frustrating and not relaxing, and I didn't enjoy it at all! I found myself trying to make up for my goof-ups by compensating the next day... which made that day too short, which was frustrating and in the end... it just didn't work.
I think it's a good plan for later, because it kind of fits real life. But for NOW, I guess I am like a 10 year old who has been handed a credit card... I am just not ready for it.
I am going back to what worked. I was doing well at 1600 calories per day, so that is what I am returning to... live and learn, huh?!
From Dr Phil's book: "When conflict arises... don't panic and seek solace in food. I have the power to choose."
My verse for today: "You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word."
My quote for today: "Each day is a journey, and the journey itself home." --Haiku by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
Enjoy the Journey,