Friday, September 13, 2013
31 days since I started to track again. 31 days on my "new" way of thinking.
31 days ago, I had decided I would use what I am doing and make small changes towards a better life style. I had decided that I would eventually lose the weight if I did that.
Well in 31 days, I have lost 4.8 pounds. That gives me an average of 1.08 pounds a week. Way better than I expected for the first month. I didn't go to the gym. I went out for a run 3 times, I have walked a total of 64.04 km, I ate a total of 76316 calories for an average of 2461.81 calories a day.
In 31 days I haven't felt deprived, I have not told myself I couldn't have this or that. I simply did my best to not eat too much and take the opportunity to walk when I could.
For that period I have been tracking after I eat so I haven't been calorie counting before eating. I have added the calories to my day after I actualy ate them because, I don't want to be on a diet, I don't want to deprive myself of anything. I just want to live healthier for the rest of my life. So I'm making small attainable, reasonable changes that will stick with me so that at some point, I don't have to track.
That way of thinking has taken so much pressure off my shoulders that it is easier not to eat mindlessly. Even if, for the last few weeks I have been more and more stressed about the wedding, I haven't turned to food. That is a very good thing.
I am simply happy that I was able to make simple changes in my mind and that by doing so I have stopped all mindless eating. It feels good to take the focus from wanting to lose weight to wanting a new healthier lifestyle that will eventually lead to weight loss. One may think that wanting to lose weight and wanting a new lifestyle that leads to weight loss is the same, but it is not.
As I said to a friend today : when first went to school, we were thought numbers and letters. Then we learned to add numbers and put letters together to make sounds. we moved from there, step by step to algebra in math, and writing a book report in English (or French in my case). If someone had asked us to do that when we first went to school, we would have been overwhelmed and discouraged and told ourself it was impossible. We would probably have quit. But, step by step, we've built our knowledge to the point where we could read, write, do algebra, learn history, etc.
well... that was my thought of the day!
have a great weekend everyone!