Wednesday, January 23, 2013
What a crazy end to the year! Things were just too busy for posting.
I'm still working. I have come to some determinations that I needed to make about this whole weight loss thing.
For me this has to be about something other than trying to feel better compared to others. (because no matter how it makes me feel, I'm usually doing it because I'm comparing myself to someone else.) I realized that the best reason I have for losing weight is a very practical one - money. I have a closet full of clothes I don't wear. It's not that they don't fit - it's that I don't like how they fit. Trying to dress the body that have in a NEAT, CLEAN, and MODEST way (which are the only things I should be worried about) costs too much money. I find clothes that I like at the store, I don't like them when I get home, but because I spent money I'm determined to try to make them work. Then I just fight the clothes - the hug the wrong place, they are too low in the bodice, they stretch too much that then makes them too revealing... Anyway - I need to get to a body shape and size that will allow me to walk into any store, find a reasonable top or pair of pants that fits correctly without paying extra for it. I don't even care what the size is at this point - just to be able to pay for it and wear it the way it's intended without fighting it.
Fortunately, for some of the clothes that I own already - toning up my body with some activity has already made them more wearable. Losing a few pounds has made a couple pairs of jeans more comfortable. Yeah! That's what I'm looking for - my clothes not being a distraction to me. They are a necessary tool for daily life - they shouldn't get in my way, they should do their job and be QUIET! LOL
My method right now is low calorie intake - I'm shooting for staying in the 1000 to 1200 calories a day. No matter what I eat - just not going over that mark. Activity comes as the day allows for it. My schedule right now is full of computer work - and it's necessary. So I'm trying to make myself focus on getting jobs done on the computer - walking into the house to do some housework - walking back out to the computer to do more work, etc. I'm trying to stay away from the TV and my Ipad until my work for the day is done.
A new schedule is getting up in the morning to fix breakfast for my hubby before he goes to work. He had a doctor advise him that if he'd make sure he didn't eat anything with calories within four hours of going to bed he would lose weight. The doctor told him to eat big breakfast, have snacks, eat a big lunch - all within reason of course :), but limit the eating after 6pm. Well, hubby has been passing up breakfast due to lack of time to make it - we're trying to correct that by my making it for him. Bonus - we get to eat breakfast together before the girls wake up! We shall see how this change works for him in the weight loss department.
I'm going to try to hold myself to once a week updating on SP. Every day is too much with all the time already on the computer.
Hope to see you all as you work towards your goals!