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Some realizations

montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
1. I weighed 142 for most of my adult life. I’m 5’6”. These past 4 years I’ve put on over 15 lbs. I had always felt like I needed to lose weight. Now I wish I was there again at 142. How many of us do that? I sure do wish I’d been more content back then.
2. When I’m hungry and about to sit down to a meal, I still don’t think ahead about how many calories I have left. I eat then count afterwards hoping that I make my daily allowance. I need to think ahead!

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  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 5,752Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,752Member, Premium Member
    I always log into the food diary a few days in advance, unless I have to go grocery shopping. It alleviates a lot of stress.
  • cbstewart88cbstewart88 Posts: 453Member Member Posts: 453Member Member
    I have this magnet on my fridge: "I wish I was as thin as I was when I thought I was fat". LOL. So yes montyeva1114, I understand your comment #1.
  • Maria_FFMMaria_FFM Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    [quote="I sure do wish I’d been more content back then.[/quote]

    this.

  • Maria_FFMMaria_FFM Posts: 22Member Member Posts: 22Member Member
    ...and I clearly didn't learn how to quote yet **shame** :)
  • 88olds88olds Posts: 2,983Member Member Posts: 2,983Member Member
    15 lbs in 4 years is disturbingly easy over eating just a bit each day. The good news is that can be turned around by some vigilance and a modest calorie deficit.

    I couldn’t figure out why I was stuck at 215 lbs for years. I was busting my rear at the gym. The answer- I was eating too much. Then I discovered the food scale and portion control.

    Just a modest calorie deficit and a little concentration and you can fix this.
  • montyeva1114montyeva1114 Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    I agree. Even being off by a hundred calories a day makes a difference in weight gain
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