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DebP15

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New Year Update
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:08:59 PM »
I "stopped" the SPD on December 21,  and then wasn't terribly careful what I ate at my mom's over Christmas.  However,  I still lost some that week.  Last weekend we had our traditional New Year's Eve pizza,  and I ate quite a bit of the sweets we brought home from mom's.  I gained 2.5 pounds this past week.  I was surprised and dismayed,  to say the least.  So,  back we go,  I guess, to Serotonin Balance stage for a few more weeks.  Once I am back to where I was,  weight wise, I'm hoping I can add back in the cookies and/or sweet bread just at supper and just on weekends.  Plus,  after a week of being away and having several doctors' appointments for annual things, I am back exercising,  so that should also help. 

Yikes, I was not a happy camper yesterday morning when I saw that scale,  but my first reaction was not "I give up" but "Oops,  back to the diet."  I guess that's progress!!  :)

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Re: New Year Update
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 08:28:16 PM »
Thanks for the update and yes, that is wonderful to read that your reaction was to get back on track knowing you have something that works for you - way to go!  I know it's dismaying to see weight gain but I always like to remind readers and clients that it's the overall trend and finding a way of eating that overall you can stick with in the long term that counts.  Allowing yourself the pleasures of family traditions, sweets you enjoy, and letting go for a few days is another way of taking care of yourself. 

You've got so much to be proud of since staring the Serotonin Power Diet among which are weight loss, maintaining an exercise program that works for you, managing the ups and downs of "life", sticking with positive habits, being kind to yourself, and probably quite a few other things you can easily come up with and that is a wonderful bundle of gifts with which to continue your journey!

Stick with it - it's worth it :-)
Nina

p.s. Believe me, I know all about getting off track with the holidays, cold weather, holiday foods, etc. and I, too, am happy to be getting back to my usual exercise and eating routines!

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Re: New Year Update
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 09:30:08 AM »
Well,  once again there is a significant weight gain on the scale,  and this time I am disgusted.  Since the end of December I have already gained back 4 of the 9 pounds it took me 12 weeks to lose...  Will there ever be a time when my eating habits are well and truly changed so that I don't feel like I'm always saying "I really shouldn't" and often going ahead anyway?  Really discouraged this morning.