Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hello Again

I've been thinking a lot about the blog in recent days. I up and abandoned it for a good long while (over a year). Yet I always meant to come back. So here I am.

The ticker has been updated to show my current weight and regression of progress. It wasn't too terribly bad. I didn't go and regain all of what I had lost but it was a sizable amount. So sizable, in fact, that I was beginning to freak all the way out about whether or not I was on a permanent backward slide to super morbid obesity. But I managed to put a stop to a rather foolish decision to allow an emotional upheaval to cause me to reach for food for comfort (like I've never done that before?) rather than dealing with what was causing the distress in the first place.

So, what is next? Well I have decided to not put such immense pressure on myself to take off more pounds than I should by shortchanging myself on nutrition. I'm eating regular sensible, well-balanced meals. The major change is that I have totally eliminated white flour, pasta, rice and potatoes from my diet. I'm also focusing on not eating anything with over 5g of sugar per serving. It is having a tremendous effect on the shape of my body. My abdominal area is shrinking at a much faster rate than it ever did before. My pants fit much better as well. I am extremely happy about that because it is the one area that was changing the least before I cut out the white and the high sugar foods. I am in a better place than I was before I put the 40 or so pounds back on. I am taking things one day at a time and it is working out pretty darned well.

I hope to get around the blog world sometime this weekend and see what my old favorites are up to and how you all are doing. I am already back on Twitter.

Is anyone watching Biggest Loser? I think I am going to love this season.

9 comments:

Ice Queen said...

Oh wow! It was great to see your blog pop to the top of my blogroll.

I am happy for you that you are back on track, have a solid plan and it is working for you. I am looking forward to reading more about your progress.

I haven't watched this week's Biggest Loser, yet. I have it DVR'd and will watch it tomorrow after Husband and Son have left for work and I have the house to myself. :D So no spoilers, mmmmkay? :D

Twix said...

Great to see you back! :D & let's kick those numbers down!!!!

Kimberly said...

Ice Queen, sorry about the semi-spoilery BL bits. I took them down immediately. I've been away from blogging for so long I forgot about the thou shalt not spoil rule. D'Oh!

Twix, Imma working on it! :)

MB said...

Hey Stranger -

Welcome Back! It's great to see you blogging again. Glad you were able to reign in the emotional eating and start taking care of yourself again. I loved how I felt when I gave up all the "white" stuff but wasn't able to stay away from it forever. I still try to limit those types of carbs so my weight loss isn't speedy but it's steady. Looking forward to seeing you around more often. I've missed you.

MB said...

Oh, I'm definitely watching the Biggest Loser this season. I was at the 500 step challenge in Boston and even saw myself in a few of the clips. So cool.

Kimberly said...

MB, you were on BL? Very Cool. I am going to try to go to one the next time they hit Houston.

I am going to try to be a better blogger. However, I see that I am not alone in that half my blogroll hasn't updated in nearly the same amount of time that I haven't. At least I came back. I should get points for that. :)

MB said...

I was just part of the crowd doing the workout and step challenge. I did get a BL t-shirt after signing the release form. My thighs were screaming for days. You can read about how Jillian kicked my ass at http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2010/05/jillian-kicked-my-ass.html. I did hang around for a while and got to talk to Brandon and Frado and was there when they took Elizabeth off in the ambulance. It was a crazy day but I had a blast and can't wait to see how far these guys have come since then.

Anyway, glad you're back and look forward to seeing you more often.

Twix said...

Hey thanks for stopping by and encouraging me. Thank you! :D

purple_moonflower123 said...

Glad to see you are back!! I missed you! Weight loss is hard and it takes time, especially when you want it to be a change you can live with. I'm all about what is practical.

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