New Plan to reach my 2021 Goals
Saturday, January 09, 2021
About a week ago, I posted a blog entry with my 2021 goals. Today, I'm going to post my new plan to help me reach them. First, I am going to continue to work on this exercise plan that I started a few weeks ago. To start, I am going to aim for 1 day a week of strength and 3 days a week of cardio. If I do more, that's fantastic! I am also going back to the basics of weighing and measuring my food. I suspect that part of the reason I have hit a plateau is portion distortion. I think I am eating more than I am tracking. Dinner tonight was 2 slices of light bread (toasted) with 1/2 ounce of sliced cheese and 2 oz of roast beef deli meat. The 2 oz of roast beef was actually more than I normally would put on a sandwich. It was 3 1/2 slices, and yes I did tear a slice in half to get as close to 2 oz as I could. I figured it was only 2 WW points for the 2 oz, I so I piled it on to my toast. It was more filling that way, that's for sure. I've been eating less lunch meat not because I like the sandwich with less but because I was misjudging the portion size. This is one example of how it worked in my favor and I got to eat more, but I think in general, this will get me to eat less. When I run out of WW points, then I give myself no choice but to eat fruits, veggies, and lean proteins (all 0 points on my plan) for the rest of the day, unless I have fit points or weekly points available. I am no longer going to allow myself to eat a bite of something and not track it because it was only a bite. I am no longer going to say oh well and eat it if I don't have the points to cover it. The plan doesn't work if you don't follow it. The plan isn't working for me any more not because there's something wrong with the plan, but because I am not being dedicated enough to trust in it and to do as I should. This is the third time in my adult life that I have lost 50 pounds and hit a plateau. 50 pounds just seems to be my magic number. The key is that in the past I have ultimately given up when I hit the plateau. Giving up isn't the key. Changing things up is.