Tuesday, July 17, 2007
It's been a while since I have blogged. I am down 14 pounds since my SP journey began, and I am so happy and grateful for that. But I am not losing as quickly as I want to be and after examining what might be going wrong, I've decided that I need to step it up with fitness and build more willpower when it omes to food. My current obstacles:
- Sweets - I've been good about not buying ice cream at the store (a major weakness for me), but I feel that sometimes all I've done is replace ice cream with something else I should not be eating: angel food cake (albeit with fruit), fudgsicles, cookies (even in the 100-cal packs, I am sure they are not the healthiest things for me and just feed my sweet tooth even more).
- The heat - I have been good about going to the gym and walking there and back, but this heat is unbearable and just slows me down to a crawl. Anyone else have this problem? I am going to try to set my alarm for 7 a.m. when it's cooler and see how that works.
- Staying within 1250-1500 calories is TOUGH. It seems like a tiny portion of almost anything is 100 calories or more, so even though it does not seem like I am eating a lot, it adds up and I find myself more often than not going above 1500. Not by much, but probably enough to stunt my progress. Ugghhhhh.
On the upside, I just spent a few days on vacation in Florida and despite having to go out to eat every day and not eating very healthfully during that time, I did not gain any weight! YAY!