Monday, December 31, 2012
whatever happened in 2012? somehow, i managed to do something right. and it's sticking. not only did the same five pounds that i had been gaining and losing, gaining and losing, time and again, disappear, but another 15 as well - to the point that yesterday, i woke up and weighed in and realized for the first time that i actually had to concentrate on eating enough, because my cold and lack of appetite had brought my weight down too low. good timing, too, because we had a little party last night, with goodies that i love and would normally either have to heavily limit or experience guilt - and weight gain - afterwards, but given the fact that i was about to drop into abnormally low bmi, i could enjoy. and woke up this morning to a good weight, back in healthy bmi territory.
although it was tracking that got me here, with this month's visitors and holidays and restaurants, i decided that as long as my weight stayed ok, i would not track. and it worked. seems like i have figured out the portions, the foods, the frequency, because my weight has stayed on the low end of the range, just where i want it. exercise is being tracked automatically by the fitbit, and though i feel a little guilty about the way it adds fitness minutes - the fitbit has its own way of deciding when you are more or less active and syncs them with SP. before i got the fitbit my fitness minutes were based solely on walking and running miles, plus strength training. otoh, some say that the fb minutes are the ones you really are active, so why shouldn't you get credit for them? hmmm....
meanwhile, just checked the running and walking statistics. between the snow, company and my cold, i have not been running for about two weeks. and the final number for the year, if i don't run today, is 597.1 miles - which means that despite my cold and the snow, it is tempting to get three more miles today to round out the year. for walking, 1,072.7 miles - of course three more miles there would round out to 1,075 - but either way, when today is over, we will have a total of 1,670something miles! and that does not include miles walked in february, when i didn't record them.
even though our miles our down a bit for december, just 130 total, weight has mainly held steady, and again, that is the goal, so it's ok. and as soon as we get to warmer weather, we'll be back on the road again.
so what about 2013? keep on keeping on will be the motto - live every day to be healthy, with healthy food choices, healthy running and walking. find the balance between life and work and computer time/SP time. keep on weighing myself to know that i am within range.
and what needs work? same old, same old - strength training. time to start a new streak...
wishing all a wonderful, healthy happy 2013!