Ramblings and new goals
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Lately it seems like I have been on a downward spiral again. I seem to get it together for a week then fall apart again. 9 years ago I lost 60 pounds relatively easily, I walked more, drank only water and coffee and didn't eat after 7pm. It worked awesome at that time. I have since then stayed under 200 pounds, as low as 162 and as high as 198 which is much better then my highest weight of 259. But it has been a constant yoyo fr the last 9 years. I'm tired of it. When I first lost the 60 pounds I felt great I could do things again, stairs didn't hurt me, I could breath when I walked. I want to feel better again.
Things that I know about myself, I do not do well or like restrictive diets, I will not stop drinking my coffee/tea. I can increase my walking easily. Having worked with a dietitian for years for my daughter I know that my diet is healthy, not perfect but healthy, I have too many unhealthy snacks, I love my Cheetos and cookies
So my wants are to stop losing and then gaining back these same 20 pounds. I want to drop them for good. I need to change my snacking in the evening, I can't just eat a handful of Cheetos, if I could it would be better but I can't seem to stop until the bag is empty. I know that I'm not even hungry it is just habit to sit and watch TV after I have put my youngest to bed and snack.
Now that I know my biggest want I need to figure out some realistic goals for me to work on.
I need to keep better track of what i am eating and drinking, including those darn Cheetos. So the goal will be to track all food and drinks.
I also need to make sure that I am working at increasing my steps count during the day. I will do this my tracking my steps every day and going for at least a walk around the block every day.
I also need to add some exercises back into my daily routine. I have found that if I don't do them first thing in the am they just don't get done. I need to change my am routine to include my video workout again. I was doing really well with it but then used the excuse that my son was sleeping in the family room (his choice) to not bother with it because I didn't want to wake him up. I need to, he has a bedroom to sleep in, he can move there. I can't use that as an excuse to not exercise anymore. So my next goal will be to add my video workout 5 times a week.
So my new goals for the next 30 days are.
#1 to track all food and drink when I eat or drink it
#2 to meet or exceed my step count for the day 8000 steps right now
#3 to add my video workouts 5 times a week ( Monday thru Friday weekends off)
In 30 days I will reevaluate my goals.