In which I decide to lose weight again

Weight update. I’ll let the stats speak:

My heaviest weight: 98.9 kg
Total weight lost: 35 kg
Time it took to lose: 12 months
How long in maintenance: Since April 2016 – but gained 10 kg since March 2020 due to recovery from massive traumas combined with COVID-19. :'(
Maintenance weight range: 65-75 kg (not sure what’s the right answer but currently just trying to lose 0.2 kg a week.)
Current weight: 76 kg

comfort eating, stress, diet, weight loss, binge eating, my fitness pal, calorie counting,

The fog clearing from trauma and comfort-eating

Average weight recorded from 2015 (12 months): 85 kg
Average weight recorded from 2016 (12 months): 64 kg
Average weight recorded from 2017 (12 months): 64 kg
Average weight recorded from 2018 (12 months): 65 kg
Average weight recorded from 2019 (12 months): 65 kg

Average weight recorded from December 2019: 65 kg
Average weight recorded from January 2020: 65 kg
Average weight recorded from February 2020: 65 kg
Average weight recorded from March 2020: 65 kg
Average weight recorded from April 2020: 69 kg
Average weight recorded from May 2020: 74 kg
Average weight recorded from June 2020: 75 kg
Average weight recorded from July 2020: 75 kg

Average weight week of:
July 27 – August 2 ……. 76 kg

Success of last week: Can’t remember. The tooth extraction blurred out everything.
Struggle of last week: Getting through a tooth extraction.

I think the past few months I was still overeating but where I’ve maintained I was overeating but going through so much stress that I was burning it that way as well.

In other words, my My Fitness Pal diary calorie count was always over, but my weight stayed roughly the same since May.

This new week so far I’ve done well at maintaining my intake at a caloric deficit. I’ve eaten in a less extreme manner. I’ve balanced out my eating over the day, instead of eating very little during the day and most of my calories in the evening. Now I’m not starving at dinner.

I’m still not drinking alcohol (2 years 6 months 5 days without it).

I’ve been vegan since around November, which was how my eating changed to being spread out over the day. I felt I needed to graze all day. But that also meant I wasn’t having proper meals, plus the trauma meant I craved sweet and snack foods.  While I had COVID-19, and a while after, I craved lollies and chips/crisps.

I’ve enjoyed learning how to cook healthy and tasty vegan meals, and how to “translate” a non-vegan meal into a vegan one.

This week I’ve also felt less tired and have managed a tiny run yesterday and a good number of steps today without being overly tired or anxious.

I hope to remember to keep updating on this. I’m afraid I’m a fair-weather friend in this blog, due to the aforementioned trauma, and only liking to post positive things.

I’ve set myself a 0.2 kg a week weight loss goal. I don’t need any more big extremes. I don’t want to put big pressure on myself and panic about my weight.

I lost the weight by feeling good about things. I feel good about taking it slowly and carefully.

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