Sunday, September 25, 2011
Umm...yeah...I haven't been on here in over a year and a half. (sheepishly hanging head in shame) But I'm back and I'm trying again. Makes me sad to think that I started this 1 year and 7 months ago, if I had stuck with it where would I be physically by now? Maybe I would be approaching my ultimate weight loss and health goals, but you can't dwell on the past, you have to move on and try for the future! :)
So with that I am starting again! I have gained weight since my first attempt so I'm at a wee bit of a deficit, but I've moved across the country, have access to a great place to walk daily (the entire downtown area of San Jose is at my fingertips and it's all flat which is perfect for a newbie walker like me!), and I am keeping track of my food. For now I am just tracking things and trying to keep a moderately close caloric intake to my goal, I'm taking wee little baby steps here because when I leap or jump I fall flat on my arse within a week or two! So, tracking for now, and walking when the mood strikes or when my hubby is up for it, and then I will ramp things up.
It's like exercising, you do reps of X for a few weeks, then you up the reps...so I'm doing 1 rep now, and in a week or so I will do 2 reps, and then 3 and so on until I am watching my calories, watching what kinds of food I eat, exercising nearly daily, tracking my weight and my inches and so forth. Gotta stay positive and little goals are easier to achieve and they make you feel like you're getting somewhere! :)
I am in need of suggestions, though, I am at home 24/7, unemployed and actively searching, but while I'm home I'm SO BORED that I "feel" hungry all the time (or close to it). I should read, or walk (though I will be doing the walking thing soon I hope, once I get my music onto an MP3 player of some sort) but I don't, I sit at my laptop all day and talk on Facebook or surf the news sites and at night I add the TV to my arsenal of boredom. I am not looking for exercise motivation here but a way to combat boredom that will help keep me from grazing all day long! Any suggestions would be most welcome! :)
Thanks and buh-bye for now. ;)