24 Oct

Weight: 307. Difference from last entry: -2

I am still doing well on the eDiets plan. I’ve started to vary meals a bit, keeping in mind estimated calories and portion sizes. I am starting to make better choices about foods, and am starting to recognize foods with hidden calories.

Those are the important things, because that’s my main goal from eDiets. I want to learn to be healthy, so I don’t have to lean on a weight management system. I want to be able to pick out good foods and eat reasonably and stay at a weight without having to feel like I am on a diet.

The side benefit of this is, of course, weight loss. I am down almost 20 pounds since the first week of September. My clothes fit a lot better, and some are actually too big! I don’t get as out of breath as I used to walking up the stairs. I’m still not fit, and I am still badly overweight. But I am losing.

14 Oct

Weight: 309. Difference from last entry: -1.

I really, really need to keep an eye out on my attitude. I’ve had such good success losing weight so far that, when I hit a week with more realistic weight loss, I got upset! I was seriously bummed about only losing one pound this week. Only? 6 weeks ago, I would’ve loved to have seen a one-pound loss. Now, suddenly, it’s not good enough for me?

Thank goodness I didn’t gain anything! Who knows how I would’ve felt if that had happened!

On the plus side, I now know that I need to watch my attitude. Realistically, I am not going to lose 3-4 pounds a week. 1-2 pounds per week is what I should be expecting to lose. And I am sure there’ll be a plateau in their every now and then. I need to get my expectations set correctly, so I can celebrate a one-pound loss, and so I won’t get depressed if I don’t lose any weight or gain one or two pounds in a week.

Last week was a very good week for me. Along with losing a pound, I did a ton of exercise (5 days at 30 minutes exercise per day is a lot for me), and I chose my meals wisely. I am quickly learning how to eat good foods, and avoid the bad foods. That is one of my main goals.