Whoops! Who else is seeing the numbers go up?

by Christine on May 24th, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates

I knew this would happen at some point, but 6 months after reaching my goal weight, I have finally seen the scale go UP.  Really, 6 months in “maintenance” wasn’t too bad, but I also know a warning sign when I see it.

Today I weighed in at 131.0. My “goal weight” is 125, although I’ve been comfortably at 127 for most of the last 6 months.

Oh, it’s easy to chalk up the 6 pounds to a variety of things. What are the excuses I’ve used in the past?

It’s just salt bloating. Drink more water and it’ll go away.

It’s my period. It’ll go down when I’m done.

It has been more humid outside; surely it’s from the humidity.

But you know what? Excuses don’t get you very far in life. And I’m well aware of knowing when I need to get my head back into the game.

I’m not the only one that has experienced a weight gain lately. So have these wonderful, fantastic bloggers that I follow:

Oh yes. I just called you all out. And there are more of you out there, too. Are you courageous enough to step up, admit your failings, and commit yourself to getting back on track?

What am I doing to try to get back on track?

  1. Calorie-counting and food journaling every day.
  2. Pre-planning my meals every day.
  3. Cutting back on the chocolates at night, which have gotten a little out of hand.
  4. Watching portion sizes, which means weighing and measuring.
  5. Making a point to exercise more.

So far, so good. But the weight didn’t come on overnight, and I can’t expect it all to come off overnight either.

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