Sunday, January 06, 2013
At 6 foot 10 I used to weigh in at 170 and told myself that this was still within the weight range for my height and I was fine as long as I maintained it. When I went up to 175 I told myself it was water weight and I was still fine. During the holidays this year I encountered a scale and weighed at 182. Reminding myself this amount of weight gain over the number of years it took to gain it wasn't bad I decided to try to be a little bit more healthy and active this year and that would simply take care of the issue.
I have made this goal before. This happened to considered with getting a farm job. Logically this seemed to take care of the workout part for me and I made the choice that cutting sugar out of my diet would be enough for being healthier. After about two days of not eating my normally sugar filled meals my mother brought home a cake, plopped it down on my lap, and informed me...
"No one can stand you."
That was the end of that.
So when I voiced my intentions this year I assumed it would be much the same. This time however my roommate decided that I was going to be held to it and we were both going to do so... and she would have none of my just cutting sugar thing.
I was informed that I needed to count my calories and nutrition. Okay, this was doable.
I was informed I needed to eat protein.
On my list of pro tine I will eat is unofficially: soy products like tofu and fake corn dogs, veggie bake beans, and limited amounts of peanut butter (more will be consumed if it comes in the form of cooked.) If your noticing a theam yes, I'm a vegetarian, since I was six years old. I will choke down eggs and other types of beans. Sometimes I even enjoy things like lantel soup. To meet my requirements however I am finding I must make all my meals center around protein, not something that is sitting well with my starch based diet.
We are now on day six and counting. More times then I would like I have found myself grouchy, hungry and with the lingering taste of eggs in my mouth. I am determined to make it work this time however. Already I am starting to feel a little better.