Eating Out Of Control
Monday, February 04, 2008
I should not be gaining weight but I did. First of all, I had been on vacation and returned to work the other night. I worked 2 nights and then I have been off another long stretch. While I have started working out 2-3 times a week, I am not getting enough cardio because of my knees. I used to swim at the Y but they closed. And now, I am 60 pounds more than when I used to go to the Y and even if it was open now, I am way too embarrassed to get into a swim suit. With the bad knees I need to find something to do to get my cardio in. My trainer has me doing arm cycling to rev up my metabolism but that is so boring and I can only do it when the PT office at my gym is open since the gym does not have the equipment. There is a pool 40 min away that is a learn to swim and improve swim place and very expensive because you have individual lessons. And then there is the issue again with the swim suit.
Since I went to night shift work 3 years ago, I have gained 30 pounds and then another 20-30 over the past year, 10 just this past month. I need to lose the weight for knee surgeries. My internist wants me to have the lap band surgery. I don't know what I want...I wish I could just eat correctly. I emotionally eat and drink too much soda.
Last week, i noticed that WW just started on Tuesday AMs at my gym. I did not go but I think i need to go tomorrow. WW is the only plan which has worked for me in the past. I lost 50 pounds in the past over 3 months but that was with diet soda(I don't want to go that route again) and swimming. I got confident and thought I did not have to count my points and I gained it all and then some.
I am going to go to WW tomorrow and I will continue to work out at the gym. I am up to 10 min with breaks on the treadmill and I will just increase by 1 min each visit. Here goes....And I think I will maintain my weight loss blog here in Sparkpeople.com