Sheesh, five pounds in a month is GREAT! Do you know what a year of that will do? Remember, losing it too fast results in a lot of sagging, because your skin can't shrink fast enough to keep up. The older we get, the truer that is. So rejoice in it; don't resign yourself to it.
Originally Posted by Coll
When I cheat too much, as I have been doing a bit lately, I cut out a meal. Or two. It's so much easier to do now that I am more of a fat burner than a sugar burner, and it helps restore the balance. It's actually kind of nice not to have to think about eating or cooking. Mind you, with a family to feed, it's more difficult, but making big batches of stuff so there are leftovers they can serve themselves is a great strategy. I use it when my menfolk come home.
I switch to decaf and herbal teas in mid-afternoon too. Sleep is just too precious, and hard for me often also. You might have to have a discussion with hubby to find a solution that works for everybody. Have you tried a sleep mask? That alone might do it, or you might need to add earplugs. If that's too irritating for you, maybe you could talk him into moving his reading activities elsewhere when you need to sleep. Husbands don't like to be nagged or bossed (I mean, who can blame them? Wives don't like it either.) but they often respond well to an appeal based on a legitimate need. With a little creative brain-storming, a win-win solution can usually be found.
One of the great things about picking up the pieces and starting over is that once you've done it a few times, you don't panic anymore about the stumbles. They are not the end of the world, or the end of success, or the end of progress, just a bump in the road. Goals are great to have, but they shouldn't obscure our successes to us either. You had plenty of success over the last three weeks. And you will have plenty more in the future.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford