Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Totally quit Sparkpeople when I broke my toe (other things cropped up after that). But, I think I want to try it again.
I am also trying to get my mom and husband to give it a try, because they have high cholesterol. Doctors want to put them on statins, but they want to give diet and exercise a try (they both eat well and exercise, but they need to go further). By the way, setting their pages up and keeping track for them for 3 months is my holiday gift to them.
I totally know how to get in shape...I know how to eat healthfully and I make my kids eat well all the time. But, I am terrible about doing it myself. My kids don't see my bad example, I hide that.
My first step is going to be to back off on coffee in the morning...I drink a lot with half and half and it makes me full. I don't eat until about 2 or 3 pm sometimes. So, my metabolism is a mess. I bought a tiny 2 cup french press, so I won't make much coffee at a time, because it's a pain to make it (clean the press, grind the beans, heat the water). This should slow me down. Then I am going to buy creamer in the tiny cups. When I have the carton, I could just pour it in. It's kind of eye-opening when you open 13 containers of cream for your coffee (not really 13!).
2nd step: I am going to try simple walking. Having been a runner many years ago, it's very hard for me to just go out and walk. I always feel like I've got to run or at least jog. That is going to be hard for me.
I hate diets and I rebel when I am told what I can and can not eat. That is why a meal plan will not work for me. But tracking it in Sparkpeople is very helpful. I usually become aware of how little protein I am eating. I also felt great when I did this earlier this year. I got to 21 days (right when it would become a habit) and broke my toe. I got a lot of support from people, but my frustration got the better of me.
Well, welcome back to me!!! I hope I can do this (and leave it to me to pick the holidays as a time to start this back up...IT'S SO ME!!!)