Saturday, October 18, 2014
My two siblings are still in the hospital and not doing well. Both are obese (family trait), I joined that category this week again. Stress eating at night is the culprit. Drinking beer is a huge factor as well. Two IPAs yesterday.
Over time, I have tried to get my siblings to eat healthier and exercise. I am sure they see me as an excessive exerciser they do see my plant based diet as weird too. I live at least 60 miles from the closest one.
My friend who lives nearby is significantly depressed and determined to stay that way. He has isolated and uses physical health complains to keep me at arms length. I have backed off daily contact and the attention that he was getting from walks. I have continued to call and encourage hospitalization. I would have forced him in against his will if it were not for my family's serious health complications taking precedence.
Obesity - what is killing my siblings-
if obese -as defined by BMi in = to or more than 30 ; I will not keep the beer that I like in the house at all (IPAs). I will have a beer only if my weight is = to or less than my weight the day before. This would limit my beer intake to one a day or none a day. The only beer I will have will be light beer( like water to me) while obese. ( I did lose 30 pounds while drinking beer but not two or three for sure.)
I will continue to track food intact not missing for the next 7 days. continue to get my 14250 steps daily. Walking 100000 steps a week, and eating mostly a plant based diet is what keeps me going and relatively healthy.
Back down to over weight first! 196 for me- a preliminary goal. By 10-24, ( still 31 pounds from my high of 232 in Dec of 2012)
I need to post and revise goals more often when I see myself beginning to slide from successful strategies in order to be effective.