Total Weight Loss

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guest Blog & Keeping it Real

Today I was the guest blogger over on Ace Health.  Check it out.

I had another head scratching moment on the scales this morning.  I lost a pound.  What's the problem?  Here's the problem - what I ate yesterday:
  • Sprouted grain English muffin with cream cheese & all fruit spread
  • Banana
  • Homemade (by me) peanut butter
  • 5 tagalongs (girl scout cookies)
  • Klondike bar
  • Rib eye steak (I didn't eat all of it!!)
  • 3 tagalongs
  • Ice cream sandwich
  • 64 oz water
  • Diet black cherry cola
The unexplained & unexpected loss this morning has kept me right on track today, even though I'm home alone with no one to know how much I've eaten but the dog.

Of course now I'm in much more of a conundrum as to what do to.  I like the way I've been eating lately.  It seems much more 'normal' and sane.  If I can consistently slip down a pound or two a week, I'm perfectly happy with that.  I cannot/will not keep doing something that causes an 8 lb gain in a month.  I know for about a week to 10 days of that time I was sick and not exercising, although I stayed largely on track with the food.  I had a few things that I don't normally allow myself like orange juice.  It should not have caused that much of a gain though.  I've got a lot to consider.


  1. Lori, I'm a personal trainer and I've been in the health and fitness industry for over 17 years. In that time, I have found that losing weight is not always linear, I've noticed it is a process of peaks and plateaus and as long as you are moving in the right direction you are making progress. The most important thing is to develop good eating and exercise habits that you can live with over the long-term. The weight will come-off if you keep doing the right things.

  2. Normal and sane sounds great to me. I'd focus on how you feel about your eating and use that to measure progress more than the scale. Those darn scales!

  3. Hi Lori, Congrats on losing a pound. Any loss is great!! Way better than a gain. It is such a constant battle. One choice at a time, tho.. or one good choice at a time. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I was very touched that you took the time to read my story and I appreciate your kind word and prayers Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me.

    I wish you God's finest blessings on your journey as well. Life is good!!


  4. hi Lori,
    Good to know that you have lost some pound. To lose weight most important thins is to have proper diet and exercise daily. Weight loss is constant battle you have to do exercise daily to lose a pound. So I wish you a luck and hope you will win your battle.