Summer Plan for Progress
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Today for Spark Coach I'm to blog about feelings of anxiety,etc. about losing weight. I wouldn't say I feel distress or anxiety, except for the feelings of failure I have for not following through. I know what I need to do - I just don't do it. If I feel great, I can eat healthily and exercise. It's when I get busy, I'm tired, other things get in the way, that I fall. And that seems to happen quite frequently.
This summer I am trying some new things. I'm experimenting with going gluten-free - more of a paleo approach. I say I'm attempting a whole30, but it's not really. I know what the rules are for the whole30, and I can say I'm not there yet. I'm still having dairy. My focus for this month is just trying to go without the grains. I'm still weighing and tracking food. So I know it's not a whole30 - but I'm going to be trying a lot of the recipes from the book It Starts With Food.
Another reason for trying this - I just don't feel well. By not feeling well I mean joint aches and pains. I don't have an irritable bowel, etc. but I hurt a lot. I deal with chronic pain at night - not so much during the day. My hips just ache at night and sleeping is very uncomfortable. I must work on eliminating items to see if it helps. I'm aiming to bring the level of carbs way down - plan on eating primarily fruits and veggies for carbs - not grains.
My plan for exercise is to walk, do yoga, and work on a strength training program with dumbbells. Keep it simple.
I'll blog my progress - and I'm believing I'll see progress. I've been upset with myself. I look back at my eating and I can see where I've eaten a lot of burgers and fries. I tracked everything - it's just that I was eating way over and eating a lot of junk. It's been a lot a talk, and not a lot of action. I'm 50 yrs old now, and I'm so tired of hurting. I just can't keep living like this. I'll be in one of those scooters before I know it. I am so stiff when I get up to walk. I hate it! I know there's a certain aspect of aging that I can't help, but this just doesn't feel right for my age.
Here's to the sizzle of summer!