Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I really don’t like being as heavy as I am, and yet I simply don’t apply the principles I know to be the key to changing things for me. I’m constantly in a state of self-discovery, and analysis of habits and have reached some conclusions.
I need accountability, but haven’t been dedicated to it. My father, who has weighed over 350 for most of my adult life, has lost 40 pounds over the last year. He has heart issues and lung capacity issues that when combined with his back pain doesn’t permit him to stand for more than 10 minutes at a time, much less do any exercise. If he can lose weight, just by cutting back, then I certainly can when I have all these tools available to me, and I'm essentially fit.
So, definitive plan, committed to goals, and a blog to put it all “out there” wherein will lie my accountability.
Because of family commitments, this week will start on Wednesday. A decent day starts with a decent bedtime, so my nighttime routine must conclude with lights out by 10:00.
Week 1 Daily Schedule:
- 8:30pm, Screens and TVs off
- 10:00pm, Lights out
- 6:45am, Wake up
- 7:00am, Personal devotion and morning snack
- 7:30am, Workout
- 8:30am, Shower
- 9:00am, Kids up
- 9:30am, Breakfast
- 12:30, Lunch
- 3:00, Snack
- 6:00, Dinner
- 8:00, Snack (if desired)
15-20 oz. (one water bottle worth) every three hours
Morning Snack: yogurt and granola (200 cal.)
Breakfast: oatmeal and fruit – or – veggie omelet
Lunch: green salad with some kind of protein on top (chicken, tuna, etc.)
Snack: veggies and humus – or – fruit and popcorn
Dinner: grilled lean meat, salad, and vegetables – or – soup and whole grain dinner roll
Evening Snack: fruit and popcorn – or - yogurt