Friday, December 14, 2012
I started the day with toast. It was a good quality bread, but nevertheless it was toast and marmite. Not an item highly recommended by Dr Furman. Then 2 hours later I was starving again. But this time I made a proper ETL choice - 2 apples. I know ETL works and when I am focused on doing it properly it is incredibly successful. But for the last few weeks I have been avoiding doing it properly - I'll start tomorrow, I'll just have this or this... Clinging to my old habits, procrastinationg thinking of excuses not to change.
But today is really Day 1. Day one of my holiday too. I have 3 weeks with no plans, except holidays. It will be great to lose weight before New Years and by 2013 I will be taking it all in my stride and seeing positive results.
So let's evaluate. Where am I at now?
I have been the same weight for about the last 4 months. I fit into my 'bigger clothes comfortably, but I have smaller clothes that do not fit. Shorts don't look great either. My fitness is quite good, I can run 5k comfortably. I am healthly and others say I look ok, but I know can look and feel better. I have done it before and I want to do it again. The problem is I am great at thinking positive, then not doing anything new. Letting myself get hungry and eating too much. I have to go fruit and veg crazy, to change this. I have to eat fruit and veg until I am stuffed to break the cycle.
What do I need to change?
Eat more fruit and vegetables all the time.
What do I need to do more?
Eat fruit beans and vegetables as 90% of my diet. Eat lots so I am less tempted by junk. Track everything I eat. Keep running and start a 10k run program. Start doing sit ups and press ups.
What will I do less?
Less cookies, chips, less bread and potatoes.