Sunday, May 15, 2011
I'm back. I fell off the wagon in a big way and I have a ton of excuses. So, instead of excuses, I'm gonna focus on the positives:
I don't have thyroid cancer. There was a month there where we were all pretty worried. Clean bill of health!
I got retested for cholesterol in February and I am in the healthy range!! All numbers were good, I just need to keep up the low cholesterol foods and get more Omega 3's.
I got an elliptical and Zumba fitness for Wii. I've got what I need to work out at home which is good because we are going to cancel the Y membership. It's just too far away, not used enough and is just too expensive to swing since our Jeep is on it's last legs. Good thing we are finally thawing out here in MN so I can do my walking again.
Going 5 months without tracking my food and without sticking to any kind of exercise schedule has taught me that I am no where near ready to go on my own and i'm not sure I will ever be. The past two days I've tracked my food and was astonished that my calorie count for the day was 2100 calories. We all know that leads to weight gain and unfortunately I have gained 9 pounds back. :( I was really disappointed in myself slipping back into old habits. I thought I was making smarter decisions, and maybe I was. However, the sheer volume of food I have been eating has been ridiculous. Staying up late leads to a bowl of cereal. Birthday parties (3 in 5 weeks) have lead to lots of cupcakes and party food. Depression and worry lead to comfort food. Everytime I treat myself, I think of it as a last meal and say "I'm gonna enjoy this now because I won't later." Seriously, I know better than that. Lifestyle change is what I'm going for here. I'm not never gonna eat this food again I just need to make sure I can afford it, calorie wise.
So, here is to starting again. I'm not starting over, but I need to get back some of my initial excitement. I've got my vision collage all ready to go. Now I'm off to bed because one of my new healthy habits is going to be to get enough sleep.