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Feeling Good About Getting Back to Basics



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No excuses, but I gained 10 pounds in 2020. COVID didn't help. Tracking my daily calorie intake backfired because the app said I needed 1200 calories/day but I really didn't. It doesn't take into account that bariatric patients have different needs. And oh I ate so much chocolate and Cookies the last two weeks of the Christmas holidays.

So I decided that instead of waiting for the new year, I would get back on track starting the day after Christmas, Saturday 12/26/2020. Saturday I had 670 calories and Sunday I had 720 calories. Easy peasy. No problems, no withdrawals, no cravings. I got in a 10 minute walk on Sunday and already a 20 minute walk in today (Monday).

I'm feeling really good that I can follow the program like my nutritionist advised me, even though apparently for 9 months I haven't been on track. It's never too late to get healthy again.

My doctor's office doesn't "count calories." Instead they focus on the macros of Protein and Water and portion sizes of 1/2 cup. That's all I'm going to worry about now. So I'm going to get back to basics and take that approach again and get not only these 10 regained pounds off, but hopefully 10 more to boot!

I feel confident for the first time in a long time. It's a wonderful feeling.

No "New Years Resolution" for me . . . just a return to the basics and a positive attitude.

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You got his No new to this rodeo

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45 minutes ago, Betty1971 said:

food is just fuel

Amen to that!

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Good to see your post. You are an example of catching it early. I too am up 5 lbs - so am on the same road - it is life - I am totally blaming Harry and David pears and truffles and rasberry shortbread...

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