Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My patience with myself to be better at not over eating is truly a blessing and it's wonderful to have this site to support it. But I feel like I've hit a wall that's keeping me from reaching and maintaining my ultimate goals.
At the risk of sounding like a big whiner, I wish it was as easy to stay at my daily calorie max as it is to increase my exercise. I'm eating more than enough even for the amount of exercise I'm getting. Yesterday was rediculous - in the morning, I rode my bike an hour then ate, in the afternoon I walked an hour then ate (that's when I hit 2200 calories), then ate so much more I had to go for another walk for an hour just to keep from going to bed too full (3500ish calories).
I do love that I've worked myself up over the past few years to the point of being able to be this active without getting injured, I'm taking excellent care to stretch and relax and rejuvenate with lots of down time in between my exercise hours, and I feel very blessed that I have the time in my life to do all this. My current exercise lifestyle is a dream I've had since I was a teenager!
It's keeping me from gaining any more weight, but according to the numbers, I'm still obese and at high risk for type 2 diabetes if I don't get more weight off.
Of course, I'll make a plan of action, with rewards, dot dot dot, but before that, I'd love to get your input about what you do to keep yourself focused on not over eating. I know for some of you, good calorie behavior happens to be easier and you don't have the inner brat that others of us seem to. So what do you do to make yourself do something you know is good for you but you think you'd rather give yourself a root canal, or even worse, you'd rather listen to yourself whine than actually do it?