Saturday, February 26, 2011

Maintaining

Good morning fellow bloggers!.

Well, I finally stepped on the scale this morning after avoiding it for the last 4 weeks.  The bad news is I haven't lost anything more  The good news is I am not gaining either.  This is an old habit for me.  Once I start feeling like I am struggling, I start to avoid the scale because I don't want to face the music.  Pre-band, it usually meant a gain of 5-10lbs.  So, if nothing else, the band is restricting my ability to overeat.  Unfortunately, I have fallen back into the habit of snacking when I am stressed out.  I desperately need to work on my head hunger issues but am not even sure where to start.  I am constantly reminded that the band is not a magic bullet.  There is so much more work to do in terms of unlearning bad behaviors and dealing with the issues that got me here in the first place.

After reading Read's blog last week, I have decided that I need to do the 5 day pouch test if for no other reason than to reacquaint myself with the basics and detox from the carbs that call my name everyday around 3pm.  So, Sunday is going to be Day1.

Wish me luck.  I'm gonna need it!

3 comments:

Beth Ann said...

I avoid the scale when I'm doing badly as well. It's like I don't want proof that I'm off the wagon. :) Good luck with your pouch test!!

Sam said...

I think we all avoid the scales when we are not doing so well :o) Congrats on the maintaining at least!!

FitBy40 said...

I'm doing the pouch test right now, mostly because of Read! I'm not sure if I should have even done it because I think I have too much restriction. Now it's even worse! Oh well, at least I detoxed from the carbs and am losing again which is a big plus. Good luck with it!