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New Year - New Beginning

Saturday, February 02, 2013

In February '08 I weighed 159' not healthy for my 5'1" frame. I joined Spark and began weighing, measuring and recording everything I ate. I also began running and, as a result, in September '09 I weighed a healthy 122 and felt great. Ahh but then I had to stop running due to knee damage and I got tired of weighing and measuring and recording. Then there was the Christmas baking .... Well you get the idea.
As January 2013 approached my weight was 146 and I was not happy with myself. I woke every morning angry and depressed that I had pigged out the night before and stayed in a blue funk the entire day. Something had to change!

New year - New beginning. I reviewed my old journal to see what I had done before and have implemented it again with some changes. I won't be weighing, measuring or tracking my food because I become obsessive and eventually give up. Also, I will only weigh once a month because, again, I become obsessive and get discouraged when the scale fluctuates. This is my plan. I am not suggesting anyone else follow my example, everyone needs to use the plan that works for them.

1) To make eating healthy automatic so that food and eating is not the focus of my day.
2) Follow the KISS principle and not obsess over weighing food or counting calories.
3) Eat chicken, fish, occasional lean beef, veggies, fruit, brown rice, whole wheat pasta and high fiber bread.
4) Nothing fried
5) Small portions
6) No sweets or chocolate
7) One healthy snack after supper
8) Three meals a day (no skipping meals)
9) Exercise bike 3-4 times a week
10) Weigh once a month

Dec 29 - Weight 146
Began heathly eating
BP 135/80

Jan 29 - Weight 141
Following plan
BP 125/75
Started weighing every day and this is not good because I focus on weight instead of healthy life style, then start worrying and feeling guilty if the weight fluctuates.
Will weigh on 29th of month only
Will focus on non scale achievements such as BP, not feeling guilty in the morning after binging at night.
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