Thank you for stopping by to perv on my blog, as I fight myself to change my old habits and make new ones to get fit. I don't get it right all the time, but I'm still here and I'm still working at it.

Tamzins Double Dog Dare You Ticker!

My homage to the 14lbs that I lost on Allan’s DDDY Challenges. A watering can for the vast oceans of water that I have learned to drink and love every day.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hanging on

The rest of yesterday went well. I managed to stay on track and not go crazy with the food at the office.

Today... NO FOOD. There are no treats to be found, there is nothing laying about and I'm happily going about my business here. Should any fool put food near me I am going to go super nova on them. The light from my angry eyes will burn holes through our building penitrating the earth to its core....and my yelling will be the YOP heard round the world.

I have made an executive decision to increase my calories. I had a look at my numbers, and my weeks and realized that what I had thought might happen actually has happened.... The lower I made my calories - the more I felt "crazy" about food I have become...

how much, when, where, how with, why... and then the cheating started... a very little at a time and then has gradually increased to a raging flood.

I moved my spreadsheet up to 1850 this morning and I feel a LOT better about it. There is wiggle room for changes, there is room for me to breath. There is also no pressure to eat as much as there is allowed for. I have learned a few things in thelast month plus. That being that I can eat UNDER what I have set. I mentally feel better about it all now.

1850 is still under my goal weight calories (2090) and I'm pounding back the water. Feeling good today. Half a pound was gone this morning on the scale and that helped as well with the happy feelings.

I had a big breakfast, I'm sipping my coffee and water and enjoying the quiet day at the office. I'm taking tomorrow off and going to walk and do some crafts with a friend. Take time to relax and enjoy myself.

Last night we did a nice walk (shorts and tee shirt weather again) and I'm going to do it again tonight.

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Karen Butler Ogle said...

I wish you the best of luck with the increase in calories, Tamzin. We all have to find the magic numner that works for us. I've been trying to do Allan's 1200 plan, which is more calories than I was doing but as I suspected my body already adjusted to lower numbers and going above 800 or so will cause a gain. Knowing I'm allowed 1200 tempts me though and so I've seen a gain the last couple of days so I'm going back to what was working for me. I know the science says that I can eat more and still lose weight but it doesn't work for me.

Tamzin said...

yes indeed! There is a magic zone out there for us all!

I'm just going to focus on eating the GOOD foods and staying under my 1850 for now.

Adding in some more regular exercise as well.

Mrs. D said...

You have to do what works for you- but like you said, having extra calories doesn't mean you have to use them!! Maybe just knowing that they're there will relax you enough :) Good job keeping the coworkers at bay!

Joy said...

Hey Tamzin, I think you have a really good idea. Setting your calories higher will enable you to feel really good when you come in under, rather than lowering them and being filled with guilt if you go a bit over. Sometimes our brain just needs tricks like that :) All the best!

Vegan Chick Pea said...

Good decision. See how it works out. You have a good reason for wanting to up your calories, so it should be good for you! :)

Kimberly said...

Oh I am so glad you are in control today. I was worried. Letting your co-workers know that your desk is a food-free zone is going to help you stay there a lot easier.

And your decision to raise your calorie ceiling seems like a smart one for you. Sometimes this weight loss thing can be psychological and knowing you have a higher number can help you relax and just do it.

Ann (-50 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Logical assessment, good analysis ... keep a watch on things and see how higher calories work for you. You demonstrated great control, to put the breaks on a slippery slide!!