Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Well, my effort to track all my food is continuing. Third day of measuring/weighing and tracking. So far, so good. Not perfect eating, but just doing it is the point right now.
Remembering that when I cut wheat out, I have a much harder time making my fiber goals for the day. Eating a ton of veggies would be enough, you would think, but apparently not. So that will be a continuing experiment to get it right.
In other news, I'm realizing things are different. If I don't eat every 2 or 3 hours, I'm having signs of low blood sugar, sudden fatigue, jittery feeling. I'm getting plenty of calories - like 1600+ yesterday so it's not that. I've had hypoglycemia in the past and I'm insulin resistant, I think that all must be coming more to bear.
Got on the scale for the first time in awhile and had an ugly shock. Up about 9 pounds from where I was beginning of May. I'm taking it with a pinch of salt (LOL) because I seem to be really puffy in my hands and feet and I'm thinking some of that at least could be accounted for with water retention. So, I'm trying to fit in more water.
Weather has been soooo not nice. Raining and cold. For days, literally. It's definitely affecting my mood as well. That equals less walking, but I'm feeling a little better today with that. The weather is not any nicer, but maybe I can get a walk in anyway (though as I look out my window at my work desk, I see trees being blown pretty darn forcefully by the wind. ugh). Something fitness oriented needs to happen today tho, I'm committed to it, even if that means walking around a store or something.
That's it for me dear reader. Three days of conscious eating, careful measuring, and tracking. Hasn't been terrible but I do admit continuing obsessive thoughts about food and when can I eat again? Hoping that passes soon.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I've been "eyeballing" my food portions. Yes, I admit it. For...too long.
Yesterday, I weighed or measured my food. Startling reminder of why that's important.
I know what to do. I've been on SP since, ahem, 2006. I just....didn't wanna do it. Or, I'd do it a little while and then fall away. But after all that time, all those articles, doing spark coach for awhile, believe me, it's not that I don't know HOW to do this.
It's the actual, uh, DOING. You know? The denial? The emotional eating. eh.
So, another go round.
I remind myself yet again of why I don't want to do the medifast route (among the many including cost, nasty "food", continuous feeling of deprivation, and re-gain that is so prevalent when folks return to real food) - the whole "now, don't exercise too much in the beginning because it's just going to make you hungrier". Something about that just does not sit well with me. Besides the fact I'm signed up for a 5K in a couple weeks and I enjoy walking, I enjoy training, I enjoy trying to get to 10K steps a day.
So, if the alternative is chopping veggies, dirtying more dishes cooking and measuring, and writing down what I'm eating, I'd rather do that, thank you.
That's it this morning. Off to work and real life. :)
Sunday, June 23, 2013
I ran into an acquaintance yesterday and was flabbergasted at her weight loss. She said 51 pounds, it looked more like 80 to me. Seriously. I said so how'd you do it? She said...medifast.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about this since I ran into her. The various "well, I could..." to "you have done a supervised fast before, it was horribly expensive and hard, do you really wanna do that again?".
I've doubled my activity. Easily. I may not always make 10K a day, but since January I've doubled my activity level by tracking with my Fitbit.
No weight loss. Maybe even a gain of 2 or 3 pounds.
What does that tell me, dear reader? It tells me my food is out of control. Do I track? no. Do I eat pretty much what I want ....yes.
(that doesn't mean I'm binging or eating ice cream for breakfast, LOL, just that I'm having carbs, seconds at dinner, etc)
Out of control.
Time to refocus.
Out. Of. Control.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Yesterday, my partner graduated with her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.
Friday, she got a job (after literally years of no job/under employed).
I feel like a 1000 pound weight has been lifted off my shoulders of being the sole support for our family for so long. I feel hope.
Jodie will likely continue on to get her bachelor's in CJ online, which is wonderful but the job? oh yes....income! Benefits for her! Woo hoo!!
10K steps a day continues to be a challenge. Having the last couple days off I varied rather wildly from 12K to 5K, but again I realized my job sitting on my heinie at a computer for 8 hours a day is a huge culprit of my weight gain.
Today I plan on dragging my bike out of the garage and taking just a short spin....getting back on it, working it into my routine and maybe, just maybe working up to riding to work now that school is out....wish me luck, LOL.
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