So, lately I have been stressing myself out with this whole eat better and exercise to lose weight stuff. I know, I know.....don't stress. I tell myself that every day, but it still happens. I have lost weight on my own already before joing SP, so I know I can do it. It just seems that since trying to focus on it, I am more confused and stressed.
I read these articles (which is very helpful if I actually think about what they say instead of stress on it) that are presented on SP. So, for example, I read that we need to drink half our body weight, maybe more if we are doing a touch workout. Well, that would mean at my current weight of 186, I would have do drink 90 or so oz of water. Really? Ok, I love to drink water, but isn't to much water, to much? I don't drink coffee, so I drink hot tea in the mornings. I also like Green Tea and sometimes get tea when I am eating out. And lately I have been getting unsweet tea when I do. Doesn't the tea count as water intake too? I barely manage to get my 8-8 oz glasses in. I also know certain foods, we get our water in take from that too. My concern though about drinking so many ounces, is that I have to take a fluid pill that my doctor said to take cuz other wise I retain alot of water. Wouldn't drinking 90+ oz add to me gaining more water weight....which then would lead me to think I was gaining weight back...which would stress me out!!! Lol. See what I mean?
Another problem I stress about is I can't afford alot of food with being unemployed right now. I get food stamps, and yes, I can buy healthy on them. I try my best. But I am an extremely picky eater, always have been, but getting a little better at it.
I can't afford to waste money on something I have never eaten, to try it---maybe like it, maybe not---just cuz its supposed to help me lose weight. Now, as an example, I like Wheat bread, but can't seem to find just the right kind I like to eat. I have bought 3 different kinds of brands and styles in the past 3 weeks. Didn't like any of them. So, basically threw money away. We have managed to come up with other ideas for the bread so I guess its not a total waste. I also live with my family and they don't always eat healthy like we all should, and sometimes i have to contribute my food money towards the household.
I also get confused about exercise. I try not to, but it happens. I think I need to do all this exercising just to lose and then I have to remember that even 30 min of a workout is ok. I can still lose weight on a minimal amount. I like to do alot of stuff and my problem is just managing when to do it and break it up instead of just trying to do it all at once.
I have decided to take it a day at a time. Try my best not to stress about the weight or anything in my life right now. I didn't put the weight on overnight, and it won't come off overnight either.