Saturday, September 10, 2011
I've been doing horribly with my eating habits, drinking soda daily and not tracking my calories at all. Ii haven't exercised in I don't know how long. It's effecting my depression, not to mention having gained back almost 10 pounds that I had lost at the end of last school year. My clothes are fitting tighter again and I just feel blah most of the time. I'm also really tired all the time, which I know is partly due to not exercising.
I really need to start over. I have a goal to reach. It's a medium term goal for now - 174, which will put me in the 'overweight' category instead of 'obese'. So my plan is to start walking after work 5 days a week, at least 2 miles. I'm also going to track my calories, no matter what, whether I know I'm going over or not. I know this will help me see what I need to change. I definitely need to get the soda out of my diet and drink more water. I haven't been reaching my 8 glasses a day either.
Originally when I made my medium term goal I wanted to get there by Thanksgiving, but since I haven't been doing what I should I need to change my goal date. I will hit 174 by the end of the year. That's -1.4 pounds a week. If I really get going I could bypass my goal, which would be great! I know I can do it, I just have to focus on what I want.